Hello everyone! Sorry for the lack of reviews lately. Life has caught up with us and has kept us busy, but we are hoping that “business” will pick up again.
Forget the abomination that was the Sylvester Stallone version of this character because this is a definite must see. Loaded with action, fun and bad ass characters, and a beautiful atmosphere, this is a movie that needs to be seen in theaters and is my favorite movie of the year thus far.
I’m gonna try to stray from as many spoilers as possible and as much description of the plot because you can easily Wikipedia that shit. This movie comes right out of the gate with imagery of a world that has been desolate and is in pretty bad shape, which is a great set up for the movie. We get a look at the character and his moral authority after busting up some drug using/ killer bad guys. Karl Urban was the perfect choice for Dredd. He looks the part almost to a tee and should be praised for this role. His sidekick, Judge Anderson (played by Olivia Thirlby), makes a great strong female character who kicks ass and takes names. Let’s not forget Lena Headey who plays a great villain. She is a force to be reckoned with and will stop at nothing to take down the Judges. The soundtrack for the movie was also a nice touch and added to the atmosphere of this desolate crime ridden city (MegaCity One for those who care).
The acting by Urban, Headey and Thirlby is fantastic and combined with the great action sequences and atmosphere, this is a must see movie. It’s just a damn shame the American Audience sucks and this movie bombed horribly. Let’s hope good word of mouth will keep this movie chugging along and we can get a much deserved sequel.
After all of that, I give this movie my highest rating of the year with a 5.1/ 5 gigawatts.