Adding to the seemingly endless stream of superhero movies released over the past few years, this new adaption of the infamous Judge Dredd, despite being cheaper and more low-key than the Avengers or DC’s Batman, surpasses all expectations.
The film’s plot is criminally simple. Dredd, played by a rough, rugged and impressive Karl Urban (Star Trek, Lord of the Rings), is locked down in one of Mega City’s residential towers alongside a wannabe Judge and rookie, Anderson, played by Olivia Thirlby (Juno).
As per the tradition of such films, Dredd is the emotionless bad-ass, a trigger happy law enforcer who delivers his own unique brand of justice, and takes no prisoners. Despite its small-scale simplicity, Dredd impresses visually, set in an engaging world of immense, gritty, industrial backdrops. Exceptionally breath-taking 3D features are used to great effect, underlining the viscerally aggressive nature of Dredd’s world.
The action is violent, stylish, gory and non-stop. If you’ve always wanted to see disintergrating bodies, an over-usage of blood splatter and bullets going through a person’s face in slow motion, as well as five star explosions and killing, this worthy remake is definitely for you.