Thursday, September 20, 2012


Unlike Sylvester Stallone's 1994 version, the new movie adaptation of the comic character starring Karl Urban, has more gore and bloodshed.  The new film also characterized Judge Dredd as a hardcore and gruff law enforcer  in leather and body armor living in a crime prevalent society. 

Well, if you don't know who Karl Urban is then you'll be left clueless in this film for he does not take off his helmet at all.  His most notable roles in the past were as Eomer in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the 2009 Star Trek movie.

Karl Urban is Judge Dredd
Lena Headly (Terminator:  The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Game of Thrones) plays the villain Ma-Ma a prostitute turned drug lord whose drug Slow-Mo is becoming the scourge of Mega-City One.  If you hated her as Queen Cersai in Game of Thrones you'll hate her more in this film.  They downplayed her pretty face with a prominent scar and a crooked set of teeth to give her that ruthless look.

As Cersai Lannister in Game of Thrones
As Sarah Connor.
As Ma-Ma in Judge Dredd.
 Did I like the movie?  Not that much.  The story lacked substance and aside from the sub-plot of the rookie judge Anderson (which isn't much either), there ain't much going on.  So I'd say, watch at your own risk.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So did you like it or not?