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DREDD IS BACK!!!,
This review is from: Dredd (DVD)
Excellent movie for the budget. The spirit of Dredd is here in spades. It is not perfect but bloody imaginative.
First the camera work is fantastic. This is really a film to see in 3D. Not because of fancy Hollywood CGI but because of brilliant artistic imagery.
MegaCity looks European in the visuals and vistas but maybe for Americans the vans and cars just look weird. So it works!
Pete Travis' direction is solid and Alex Garland's script is informed and funny. Would loved to have heard Dredd say "Drokk" just once!
Karl Urban is Dredd. He needs to be warmed too but he plays the part very well. Olivia Thirlby is also excellent as Anderson. Lena Headey is very convincing in her Motherly role.
I do hope this becomes a franchise. Dredd is as important as Bond. Show him some respect.
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Initial post: Sep 27, 2012 3:58:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 27, 2012 3:58:59 PM PDT
A franchise would be awesome. Excellent movie.
Posted on Jan 8, 2013 11:25:07 AM PST
Not sure how you were posting a "product" review on Amazon in Sep 2012 when the movie was released today. I don't know why Amazon allows posts like this. It should have a amovie review (theaters) and then had an update section for the product review. Not a healpful review.
Posted on Jan 12, 2013 8:27:11 PM PST
Lengo Pengo says:
Posted on Jan 20, 2013 4:24:46 PM PST
Darren W. Frydendall says:
All the nay sayers can sod off. I loved this film and I'm very familiar with Joe Dredd and this movie was great fun. My girlfriend even loved it, even though she hasn't read any of the comics.
Posted on Feb 5, 2013 12:36:47 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 5, 2013 12:38:53 PM PST
I would NOT count on a franchise or a any sequel. The movie was a box office bomb. I am NOT making a comment on the movie itself (before some of you get your panties in a bunch), I am just stating the fact that the movie lost money. You usually do not get sequels from movies that lose money.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2013 4:27:56 PM PST
R. Nortcliff says:
Without contradicting you I thought that 'The Punisher' bombed at the box office. They came out with 'Punisher Warzone' after that, that bombed also. Hollywood will loose money on the latest Die Hard movie also. The problem is that it doesn't throw money at the right projects with the right directors. They would do well to throw money at another one of these.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 6:47:27 AM PDT
R. Nortcliff, while I do agree the Punisher sequel made even less money than the original and cost more to make.
Posted on Mar 22, 2013 9:43:50 AM PDT
Great Post! Ironically just before Lionsgate announced that they were going into production with "this" version of Dredd; Millennium was moving forward with Dredd vs Aliens... Because (according to them & they "rep" Sly) Stallone hated the way that Danny Cannon directed the film and despised the way it turned out (limp ending; way too much comic relief; etc. etc.)
The Dredd vs Aliens script starts with Dredd retiring and becoming a member of the high council; and his first assignment is to go on an "under-cover" vacation on a Pleasure Planet where Pirates are planning to rob a Casino/Resort. All this takes place in the first few minutes and Dredd is sent off in a flying Taxi to the "airport" where he is soon up in orbit; boarding a gigantic inter-stellar cruise ship and traveling through hyperspace.
In the meantime, a Donald Trump-like bazillionaire is on the far side of the galaxy shopping for exotic moons to buy in order to build more 10-star Luxury Resorts & Casino with an entourage of scientists, his three gorgeous android wives and a security team.
They find a small tropical moon with dinosaurs and some ancient ruins, and leaving his luxury space yacht in orbit, they all take a shuttle ship down to investigate... only to get trapped inside the huge Predator-built Pyramid (and awaken the Queen; who starts laying eggs). The head of security group is Judge Hershey (Diane Ladd); Dredd's unrequited love.
They send a SOS out... and the interstellar cruise ship Dredd is on (owned by the same Trump-like guy) comes out of hyperspace so Dredd can lead a rescue party. The huge ship happens to have a load of military gear & a jump ship in the cargo hold, so Dredd leads a group of the ship's security officers to the tiny moon to rescue Hershey & Trump's party.
As the Alien eggs hatch, they not only infect some of the humans, some get out and INFECT DINOSAURS... so now we see some HUGE ALIENS. Fortunately, there's an enormous robotic combat suit (60+ feet high) for Dredd to use to go toe-to-toe with these enormous Aliens... and rescue Hershey and the remaining humans.
In the end, as we watch Dredd & Hershey escape, the camera pulls back to reveal "Predator Vision" (as seen in the 1st AvP film) and a bunch of Elder Predators sitting around in a gigantic "trophy room" filled with specimens of "kills" on other worlds... including humans - Roman gladiators; Samurais; Nazi troops; some Gang-bangers (Predator-2) and some US Special Forces (1st Predator).
Having had a chance to read the script (I work in film production in LA), I thought it would have made a really great Sci-Fi/Action film... and would have made up for the 1st film. Too bad; maybe someday in the near future?
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2013 12:14:03 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2013 5:52:43 PM PDT
Sad but true,
Seems for every good movie that did poorly so no sequal, you have a kind of crummy movie or one shot that did well that they then flesh out in to a franchise to milk the box office take.
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