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Dredd 2012…a review

Dredd made is debut here in the states this past Friday, I finally got a chance to see it this past weekend, and WOW! I am blown away! I have been a long time fan of the character, both from the 95′ version of the film and the 2000AD books, and this film did a incredible job of telling the story of Judge Dredd!

First off, this version is way more closely related to the original comic than the Stallone version, and while I still find the original movie entertaining, even though it has it’s flaws, this updated version blows it out fo the water! With the incredible portrayal of the title character by Karl Urban, and in my opinion the even better portrayal of Judge Anderson by the incredible Olivia Thirlby, this film is the Dredd should be seen by a mass audience. The story, done incredibly well by the verty talented writer Alex Garland, who brought another one of my favorites movies to big screen Sunshine, is really the backbone of the film, it was written in such a manner that I felt entertained form the beginning to the end.

To mark, in my opinion, a great film, I wanted to post all of the online featurettes below, so you can see what went into making this movie spectacular!

 

 

 

 

 

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Dredd’s Mega City One!

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Dredd screening at Comic Con 2012

Lionsgate is kicking off San Diego Comic-Con 2012 with an advance screening of Dredd 3D that will be presented by the “Masters of the Web” panel and ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype is giving away 5 pairs of tickets! The screening will take place at the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp on 701 5th Ave. in San Diego on Wednesday, July 11th at 10:00pm and will be introduced by star Karl Urban.

You can sign up for the giveaway by sending your first and last name todredd@comingsoon.net. You will be notified by e-mail if you are picked and there will be a special check-in at the door.

To celebrate the screening and panel, we also have the debut of the new Comic-Con motion poster which you can check out below!

The “Masters of the Web” taking place from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 in Room 24ABC at Comic-Con is the annual gathering of some of the most prominent and influential film pundits on the web to discuss the film industry, writing for film online, film fandom, and a whole lot more. The panel will be moderated byDredd 3D star Karl Urban (Star TrekThe Lord of the Rings: Return of the King), with special surprise cast members from the film. Panelists include Mike Sampson (ScreenCrush.com), Jen Yamato (MovieLine.com), Mali Elfman (ScreenCrave.com), Erik Davis (Movies.com), Steve “Frosty” Weintraub (Colider.com), Grae Drake (Fandango.com), Jenna Busch (Cocktails with Stan Lee), and ComingSoon.net’s Edward Douglas. AMC is generously providing free movies passes to all attendees of the panel this year! For more info on the panel,click here.

 

New Judge DREDD Trailer Has Arrived!!!

It’s here, and it’s freaking amazing, the new DREDD trailer, watch below and judge for yourself…

We saw a snippet of it the other day — now check out Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) enforcing full dystopian justice upon the residents of Mega City One. Looks like they dialed back the camp of the 1995 Sylvester Stallone flick by a massive degree. Here’s the synopsis — Dredd is out September 21:

The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.


During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound’s control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.

Clip From the Dredd Trailer

Though the full trailer will launch tomorrow, we’ve got a ten second clip from it here just to wet your appetites.The film is coming to 3D and 2D theaters on September 21.

Dredd takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is the most feared of elite Street Judges, with the power to enforce the law, sentence offenders and execute them on the spot – if necessary. Peter Travis directed the film from a script by Alex Garland. Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey co-star.

Three new DREDD set photo’s

Three new set photos from the upcoming Judge Dredd film Dredd are here, courtesy 2000AD. The film is coming to 3D and 2D theaters on September 21 and you can expect the first trailer this Thursday, June 21st, so stay tuned.

Dredd takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is the most feared of elite Street Judges, with the power to enforce the law, sentence offenders and execute them on the spot – if necessary. Peter Travis directed the film from a script by Alex Garland. Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headely co-star.
  

DREDD…Where have you been all my life!!!

Not to be confused with Sylvester Stallone’s effort, “Judge Dredd”, the new comic adaptation version of the famed British comic book character, DREDD, is coming to theaters this year, courtesy of director Pete Travis (VANTAGE POINT) and star Karl Urban (RED) as the titular character.

And today, we have an exclusive look at the first poster and two new images for the adaptation, which also stars Lena Headey and Oliva Thirlby.

And here’s a synopsis:

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

There’s a couple things going for this film; 1) It’s an R-rated pic, which the filmmakers have been adament about from the get-go,  2) The script is written by Alex Garland, who wrote the now classic 28 DAYS LATER, and 3) Karl Urban has been a champion for the character and the role, i.e. he’s dedicated to what he’s putting onscreen.

Now, we could argue the merits of those points all day, but the bottom line is thatDREDD feels like it’s got its heart in the right place in terms of delivering a faithful adaptation of the violent comic series that began in the 2000AD comic anthology series.  There have been some complaints about the helmet being too big, but I think it’s a nitpick.  Looking at the comic, the guy isn’t exactly wearing a bicycle helmet.

Judge Dredd creator John Wagner recently attended a screening of the film and had this to say about it:

“I went up to London yesterday to see the completed Dredd film. I’ve had reservations about certain aspects of it, and made them plain to the team at DNA. All but one of them – a little quibble at the beginning – have been addressed. And what a lot they’ve added. Music is on the button. SFX are excellent. Filming is impressive. I’ve not seen a modern 3-D movie before but I like it. I found myself reaching out trying to touch things that were dancing before my eyes.

Karl is a great Dredd and Olivia gets Anderson completely. This is Dredd as it should be done – true to character, visceral, unrelentingly violent (but not off-puttingly so). It will open, I believe, sometime in September. No doubt you’ll let me know what you think when you’ve seen it, but this has my recommendation.”

I’m looking forward to seeing a trailer as a lot of the images we’ve seen so far look pretty promising.  If nothing else, I’m hoping for a solid, bloody, action-packed romp that can topple the “meh” Stallone version.

You can be judge, jury, and executioner when DREDD opens on September 21, 2012. In the meantime, you can follow DREDD on Facebook here and via Twitter @LionsgateMovies.