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28 September 2012 @ 08:47 am
In Theaters: Dredd  
Caught the non-3D showing of Dredd this past Wednesday evening with a couple friends. The movie is, in fact, better than I expected, a great violent action flick. The scifi elements are there, but kept mostly to the background, and stick to the canon quite elegantly. Rather than explore the (extensive) mythology of the world, they kept the action confined to a small scale with few characters and very little exposition. Everyone does a great job with their characters, the action keeps moving right through it. And let me also mention, if they don't start selling those jackets and boots from the movie, they are missing out. Catch it on the big screen.

Trailers tomorrow, because there was a whole bunch.

PMMJ: Gamingcheetahmaster on September 29th, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
"Mega-City One is like a main character in the Judge Dredd saga. Stretching from Boston to Washington, D.C., it's a single city housing hundreds of millions of people, most of whom live in massive 'blocks,' arcologies which are basically self-contained cities in their own right. It's surrounded by the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the Cursed Earth, but the city is a kind of wasteland as well. Mega-City One is ungovernable, beyond saving, an urban Hell.

"Put Judge Dredd into just a moderately terrible dystopian city, and he'll appear to be a massive overreaction. A cartoon hard-ass, dispensing completely over-the-top 'justice.' A cure that's worse than the disease. It's only in the lowest circle of hell that Judge Dredd can seem like he belongs — much less being someone you can root for."

-io9 review