The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, 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. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge - a dangerous drug epidemic that has users ...
Dredd-full? Not at all....
Dredd is the second attempt to bring British comic book icon Judge Dredd to the big screen, and is superior to the Sylvester Stallone effort in every area...except camp, of course.
Karl Urban puts in an excellent shift as the anti-hero, demonstrating great chin acting behind the almost always on helmet, and the cast acquit themselves well all round.
The plot, such as it is, revolves around Dredd and his young partner Anderson being trapped and attacked by a Underworld boss (played with gusto by Lena Headley), but the real fun just comes in being sucked into Dredd's futuristic world; it's grim, gritty, dark and dirty, and the blu-ray brings this out in all it's glory. Although shot in 3-D, it's not an issue when watching on a normal screen, the action just seems really up close. It is not a film that will make you ponder the secrets of life, but will take you on an exhilarating 90+ minutes of breathless action. The B-Movie has come of age.
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Please note this is a region B Blu-Ray and will require a region B or region free blu-ray player in order to play. The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, 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. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban, The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge--a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed. During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby, Juno), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighbourhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture--a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey, Game of Thrones, 300) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound’s control centre and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival. Actors Karl Urban, Lena Headey, Wood Harris, Rachel Wood, Andile Mngadi, Porteus Xandau Steenkamp, Jason Cope, Emma Breschi, Olivia Thirlby & Rakie Ayola Director Pete Travis Certificate 18 years and over Year 2012 Screen Widescreen Languages English
Karl Urban stars in this sci-fi action thriller based on the 2000 AD comic series. In a desolate post-atomic world, the remaining humans live in police-controlled 'Mega Cities'. In Mega City One, Judge Dredd (Urban) is the most feared of an elite group of law enforcement officers who hold the power to sentence offenders and, if necessary, execute them on the spot. Dredd's latest adversary is Ma-Ma (Lena Headey), the matriarch of a drugs gang that has been selling a reality-altering substance known as SLO-MO. With the help of a young trainee (Olivia Thirlby), Dredd must bring his merciless brand of justice to some of the city's most dangerous districts.