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Review: Dredd 3D

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.

24/09/2012

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