Sound Off: Pete Travis & Alex Garland's 'Dredd 3D' - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
September 21, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Judgment is Coming. Now it's here. Your sentencing? Arriving in theaters is director Pete Travis and writer/producer Alex Garland's (video interview) new take on the 2000 AD comic book character Judge Dredd. Set in the future in Mega City One, Dredd 3D introduces us once again to Judge Dredd, played by Karl Urban in helmet the entire time, and his young new partner Anderson, played by Olivia Thirlby. How does this one live up? Better than the 1995 Stallone movie? As good as everyone is saying? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on Dredd.
I first saw Dredd 3D at Comic-Con and loved it. I think it's a totally awesome, visually exhilarating, badass Judge Dredd sci-fi movie. It didn't need to be any bigger than it was, because it packs quite a punch. Karl Urban does an excellent job as the new Judge Dredd, even just wearing the helmet and grimacing the whole time. Thirlby actually gives an endearing performance, even with all those wacky telekinesis drug scenes. It gets even better when the other Judges show up. The action was great, the slo mo fit perfectly with drug (no complaints, even though it did run on a little long). Lena Headey as Ma-Ma was frickin' crazy, but damn good. I really enjoyed this and can't wait to see it again, and own the Blu-Ray. Love me some badass sci-fi!
What did you think of Travis & Garland's Dredd? Awesome sci-fi, or stiff waste of potential? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!