Friday, September 21, 2012
Yes, comic book fans, this is indeed the same Judge Dredd from the British comics. And yes, action movie fans, this is a reboot of the panned 1995 Sylvester Stallone vehicle. Of course, you don't need to have seen the latter (and I imagine the filmmakers prefer you don't recall it even if you have.) This one is very different in tone. It's much darker, much grittier, and much more violent and bloody. It's got a style that will surely appeal to guys who enjoy the over-the-top violent, midnight genre films. (You know who you are, 'Hobo with a Shotgun' fans.) Personally, I didn't care for it at all. The story is weak, as is the cast. And the 3D was pointless and annoying. Mainly I just waited impatiently for it to come to an end. But I can at least give it credit for originality and style, and the right niche audience will really dig it.