Official Description: High octane sci-fi action movie with all-out, guns-blazing, bone-crushing, explosives-laden action. Based on the popular comic book character JUDGE DREDD. The future America is an irradiated wasteland. On its East Coast 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. The ultimate Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is tasked with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug and the sadistic prostitute turned drug pusher who is using it to take over the city.
Unofficial Description: This movie is exactly what it’s supposed to be; violent, action-packed. And HOLY CRAP HE KEPT THE HELMET ON THE WHOLE TIME! Seriously, that’s Huge. I hate, hate, hate, HATE how comic book movies have the main characters constantly taking off their masks.
“Oh, I must protect my secret identity so my family isn’t hurt.” *takes mask off*
Dredd is this…force. Karl Urban is utterly fantastic in the role. If you don’t like violent action movies, you won’t like this. If you are a fan of the genre, this will hit the spot.
I’m going to admit to having read very, very few Dredd comics in my life, so I cannot speak to how this captures those stories. But I can tell you that it is leaps and bounds above the previous attempt.
Well worth your time.