Dredd stars Karl Urban as the titular 2000 AD Comic Book cop. I did not see the original Judge Dredd film with Silvester Stallone so I cannot compare, but I am a fan of the comic series, and I believe this film held true to the source material.
In a world where most of the East Coast is combined into a giant Mega City-One, over population has caused rampant crime. The only ones who are standing in the way of a complete criminal take over is a group of law enforcement agents called Judges, who are judge, jury, and often executioner. Dredd (Karl Urban). is the toughest of them all. Today, he is assigned to evaluate a rookie named Judge Anderson (Olivia Thirlby, Juno). They go to investigate a murder in the Peach Trees block building, but soon, they are trapped there by a vicious druglord named Ma-Ma (Lena Headey, TV’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) who is seeking to control the production and distribution of the drug slow-mo. What follows is a thrill ride of deadly vengeance and punishment.
The film is action packed and has a good plot, but not much else. It is mainly a shoot ‘em up film from the future and had a Western wannabe feel to it, but I will not deny that I kind of enjoyed it. It is definitely not a date OR kid’s film, but it is a great flick to enjoy in the vain of old fashioned B-Movies.
FAVORITE QUOTE: Guilty.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Strong language throughout, violence including blood/gore, drug content, and sexual innuendo
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