Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Dredd (2012)

[short,bloody and intense]
Dredd (2012)
IMDB- 7.2
RottenTomatoes- 78%
RJG Rating- 85

Judge Dredd & a new recruit,Anderson ,are trapped in a large building controlled by a fearsome gang.

Starring- Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby
Director- Pete Travis

Karl Urban as the title character has done a both good and a kind of negative approach to the role.Dredd is a character that is a tough as nails type of guy.While Karl has done a spot on take on Dredd ,watching Karl as Dredd is equal to seeing a wooden face on screen ,barely moving.Karl still delivers his lines perfectly.Olivia makes up for the missing face of Karl.She does a great job ,and at times steals the show from Dredd.Lena Headey as the villain is great too.Very rarely do we get a powerful female villain like Lena's character.

The story is great ,but for those who have seen the Indonesian action flick ,Raid Redemption ,Dredd will give you a strange sense of deja vu.Both movies are very different ,but many scenes and settings are almost exactly from Raid.Anyways Dredd has a good story and the concept of the futuristic cities were well presented.The punchlines were terrific and Karl delivered them excellently.

Direction by Pete Travis ,has been pretty great.Bringing a character such as Dredd into the big screen is a difficult job that can usually end up as an over the top action movie without much sense.But _ has made a movie that not only sets the right atmosphere ,but also has a fast pace ,short,bloody and intense.

Overall ,Dredd is an excellent supercop action movie.

Acting- 3.5/5
Story- 3.5/5
Direction- 4.5/5
Action- 4.5/5
Thriller- 4.5/5
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