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Title: Dredd (2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 26, 2017, 10:30:26 pm
Dredd (2012)


The last time we talked about Dredd was back in 2012 ( Yep. It literally took my Library 5 f*cking years to finally get a copy of the movie into rotation at my Branch. WTF! In the years of waiting for a copy, I would check out the Library system a couple of times a year just to see what the hold up was. Well, to my astonishment, it finally arrived a couple of weeks back as I immediately put in my request on the Hold List. It arrived today and now I can finally get on with doing a review for this one! 'Bout f*cking time! So, was it worth the wait? Hmmm. Yes and no. I think my exposure to the campy Stallone version of Judge Dredd pretty much set me up into thinking that Dredd would follow suit and be more of the same, especially the futuristic sci-fi aspect the universe it in habits. Dredd couldn't be any further off the well-worn path. This one reminded me a lot of Escape from New York with a good dosage of Assault on Precinct 13.

The thing I wasn't expecting (besides how scaled down the environment was) was the partner being some psychic chick who reminded me a lot of the PreCogs from Minority Report. I don't remember this being in the Stallone version or if this was ever in the comics and just a new character all together. Anyway, the movie isn't without its faults, but there was enough there on the screen to keep me engaged and entertained from start to finish. Some really cool 'bullet time' slow motion shots to impress even the most jaded people with regards to FX. Also, I had no idea, or I just forgot, that Lena Headey was in this. Definitely worth checking out. It's a decent flick and I'd probably watch it again if I came across it while channel surfing.
Title: Re: Dredd (2012)
Post by: Mac on January 27, 2017, 07:29:42 pm
5 f*cking years?
Title: Re: Dredd (2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 27, 2017, 09:51:42 pm
5 f*cking years?

Yup. This wasn't the only movie that has been stuck in non-rotation hell. There are a handful of flicks that I've been waiting for years to get into circulation and suddenly, here they are. Another one that was finally released along with Dredd at the same time was Kick-Ass 2 ('s-blu-rays/kick-ass-2-(2013)/msg39978/#msg39978) which I had to wait 4 years to make its way to my Library.