1. Post #41
    This is -- excuse me -- a DAMN fine cup of coffee.
    The_Marine's Avatar
    August 2008
    8,795 Posts
    I don't get it.
    It looks horrible!

    Betting on either the early reviewers being paid off or maybe the people in charge of the trailers just suck horribly at their job.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows XP United States Show Events Dumb Dumb x 4 (list)

  2. Post #42
    Gold Member
    spekter's Avatar
    January 2006
    10,064 Posts
    I don't get it.
    It looks horrible!

    Betting on either the early reviewers being paid off or maybe the people in charge of the trailers just suck horribly at their job.
    I'd say trailers. This isn't being marketed all that well and from one review I saw, this movie is supposed to be an in-depth character analysis of Dredd more than anything.

  3. Post #43
    Dennab
    April 2010
    5,256 Posts
    Karl Urban kind of owns, but man he's made some shitty career choices.

    You would be forgiven for thinking he's a bad actor, which he's definitely not.

  4. Post #44
    GhostOfSide3's Avatar
    February 2012
    99 Posts
    you know why this movie is going to be better than the Stallone one?
       no Rob Schneider.   

  5. Post #45
    I remember when titles used to mean something, now you can get one for a dollar, this all used to be fields, get off my lawn damn kids etc.
    evlbzltyr's Avatar
    May 2006
    6,221 Posts
    Just got back from seeing it. It really is as good as the reviews said it was, definitely the best film I've seen this year. Better than the Dark Knight Rises AND the Avengers films, honestly. Loved it loved it loved it.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United Kingdom Show Events Winner Winner x 7Agree Agree x 2 (list)

  6. Post #46
    Gold Member
    Arachnidus's Avatar
    July 2007
    7,544 Posts
    Just got back from seeing it. It really is as good as the reviews said it was, definitely the best film I've seen this year. Better than the Dark Knight Rises AND the Avengers films, honestly. Loved it loved it loved it.
    Holy shit what

    Now, I'm excited.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 9 (list)

  7. Post #47
    WilloTheWisp's Avatar
    July 2008
    631 Posts
    I'm not going to lie, the trailer in the OP was absolute wank, and the uniform isn't too great either, the helmet looks... way too chunky for Karl, where as it fit Stallone perfectly. Not too sure I'm keen on the Olivia character either.

    But when there are this many positive reviews on sites like RT, it's hard to ignore and not get atleast a little bit excited for it. Odeon, here I come...

  8. Post #48
    Gold Member
    spekter's Avatar
    January 2006
    10,064 Posts
    Holy shit what

    Now, I'm excited.
    Easy there chewy, reserve judgement until you see it yourself.

  9. Post #49
    Cathedral's Avatar
    August 2012
    262 Posts
    Six more reviews are in.
    Four positive, two negative, certified fresh.


    I don't know where they're getting the idea that this is a remake though, by that logic Batman Begins is a remake of Batman '89.

  10. Post #50
    Gold Member
    spekter's Avatar
    January 2006
    10,064 Posts
    Six more reviews are in.
    Four positive, two negative, certified fresh.


    I don't know where they're getting the idea that this is a remake though, by that logic Batman Begins is a remake of Batman '89.
    It's a reinterpretation no matter what way you look at it. Guess the meaning of remake and reinterpretation have been lost amongst reviewers now.

  11. Post #51
    Gold Member
    thrawn2787's Avatar
    April 2007
    8,332 Posts
    how can this movie be that good. just fucking how

    Edited:

    also RT is a thumbs up thumbs down thing so even if all the reviews say "eeeeh it's okay" it gets a high score. see the average rating

  12. Post #52

    September 2012
    5 Posts
    Just got back from seeing it. It really is as good as the reviews said it was, definitely the best film I've seen this year. Better than the Dark Knight Rises AND the Avengers films, honestly. Loved it loved it loved it.
    What he said ^ Fantastic film! The music is great too cant wait to get the OST.

  13. Post #53
    Gold Member
    cricket50's Avatar
    June 2006
    1,029 Posts
    Saw this on Saturday and thought it was really awesome. Its a super stylish, super gory action flick with a fantastic sound track. The 3D effects actually looked impressive too, in particular the scenes featuring the 'slo-mo' drug.

  14. Post #54
    Everything I post is absolute bollocks until proven otherwise.
    Dan2593's Avatar
    July 2008
    10,998 Posts
    I don't get it.
    It looks horrible!

    Betting on either the early reviewers being paid off or maybe the people in charge of the trailers just suck horribly at their job.
    Since I got my cinema card and see films for basically no charge I've stopped watching trailers. They give false ideas on what the move is about. For example Lawless is a great drama easily one of the best, but the trailers make it seems like some violent action focused film which it isn't trying to be. So the reviews end up being shocking because it's not what people expect.

    Unless I'm already anticipating a film now I don't bother with trailers as they're not nearly long enough to get a sense of the film.

  15. Post #55
    Gold Member
    halflife_123's Avatar
    June 2006
    1,650 Posts
    Ended up seeing it yesterday on a whim and I really liked it. I wasn't really aware of it's existence but me and my friends wanted to do something so we just looked at what movies were out and that seemed to be the best one. It actually turned out to be pretty good.

    I loved the Avengers and TDKR and it's fair to say that Dredd definitely stands on it's own legs. When you compare the budget of the Avengers (~$220m) and TDKR (~$250m) to Dredd (~$45m) you can tell that they spent the money well. I don't think they wanted it to compete with the other movies because they knew it wouldn't win so releasing it now was the sensible thing to do but that doesn't mean to say it's not a good film. It is. For what might be seen as a generic action movie, the plot is ok, the action is great, the gore is lovely and Dredd is such a fucking badass.

  16. Post #56
    what the fuck good reviews?

    i wasn't even expecting much, i just figured it'd be stupid cheesy fun. like the comics.

  17. Post #57
    Resident Dick Master
    mikeyt493's Avatar
    September 2008
    38,393 Posts
    Saw this on Friday day it came out and it fuckin owned

    best action film of the year imo. might see it again. I get why a lot of people are suspicious about it, I was too, but it's really really good. Karl Urban's a brilliant Judge Dredd and the girl who plays alongside him gives a whole new perspective to the character. And basing almost all the film inside this big megacomplex was a really cool idea.
    I was worried they'd overplay the use of slow-mo and slow motion, but they didn't (plus it looked fucking amazing- 1000fps cameras to film it, not cgi which was good because practical effects are always better than computer effects)

    4 star film imo
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows Vista United Kingdom Show Events Agree Agree x 7 (list)

  18. Post #58
    ravingzombie's Avatar
    September 2008
    202 Posts
    Never realised there was a thread on this film, nevermind so much of a discussion over the ratings.

    I saw it last Friday(release date in UK) and loved every second of it. The 3D is mighty impressive (The whole movie was filmed with it in mind I believe?) and it really adds depth of field, with some shots even feeling like things are coming towards you, unlike how most 3D films go.

    The action is brutal and nearly non stop, with a few big action scenes littered throughout a spattering of small encounters. There's a few humorous moments, and all of the main characters are brought to life with great acting. Dredd is captured perfectly in this adaptation.

    As already pointed out, the slo-mo scenes are beautifully captured, but I wont go into detail with them, as they are definitely best to be seen with your own eyes.

    Possibly my favourite film of the year. Sure, the Dark Knight Rises, and the Avengers were great blockbusters, but that was to be expected. I went to see this with low-ish expectations, and left with a smile on my face.

    More than worth it.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows Vista United Kingdom Show Events Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  19. Post #59
    Roll a d100, 99? Deary me...
    cyclocius's Avatar
    January 2009
    8,449 Posts
    Saw it last night.

    Fucking. Amazing. The film didn't try to be more than what it said on the can. Dredd and a Rookie are trapped in an Apartment Block with the mob, the only way is up. Character was developed well, the aesthetic was great, the Slo-Mo scenes were well done, Action was perfect, Dredds Chin was fantastic, the humour was just right. Spot on film, 9/10 would watch again.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Agree Agree x 3Funny Funny x 1 (list)

  20. Post #60
    Gold Member
    GodKing's Avatar
    July 2007
    6,098 Posts
    Uh oh, rating is dropping on RT.

  21. Post #61
    Joem1k's Avatar
    January 2011
    576 Posts
    Uh oh, rating is dropping on RT.
    oh screw them biased critics when you got the pros of facepunch.

  22. Post #62
    Gold Member
    GodKing's Avatar
    July 2007
    6,098 Posts
    oh screw them biased critics when you got the pros of facepunch.
    Yeah, they gave Dark Knight Rises like 87% so clearly I shouldn't base my opinion on their reviews, since I think it's worth a 60% tops.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Canada Show Events Dumb Dumb x 3Agree Agree x 2Disagree Disagree x 1Zing Zing x 1 (list)

  23. Post #63
    Ex-Least Respected Usergroup
    icemaz's Avatar
    June 2007
    7,100 Posts
    It was neat as heck. The 3D was kind of cheap so I would say go see it in 2D but in a certain scene early one where blood spills over the black borders of the film it is a rare occasion it adds a little to the scene. Otherwise 2D all the way.

    The acting was great, the action was cool as heck and slow motion really enhanced some scenes (is also one of the rare times where slow motion can be explained by the story which was also neat). A couple of bits were iffy to me like the    Mini-Gun scene where its just like oh jump outside, seemed like such a cop-out    but I wasn't ever bored.

    Yeah a solid 7/10 for me.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 8 United Kingdom Show Events Dumb Dumb x 2 (list)

  24. Post #64
    Annotated Reader Lapsed Pacifist
    The_J_Hat's Avatar
    December 2008
    11,566 Posts
    I'm now extremely excited for this. Fuck, I still have another week before it releases here.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 2 (list)

  25. Post #65
    Saw it yesterday.

    This is going to be a sleeper hit, I can already tell. The movie was fantastic -- so fantastic. It was just really intelligently paced and structured, and it looked amazing, and it was super violent. Not to mention how well Dredd and Anderson play off each other... Dredd is just terrifyingly cold and calculating and disturbingly sociopathic, whereas Anderson is more human. She has moments in which her Judge training shows, but she's much easier to relate with. The fact that she doesn't wear a helmet is particularly symbolic of this.

    God, it was just so great. But no one was in the theater. It was me and my friends, and like three other random people. Not to mention this thread is dead despite the movie just releasing in the US. So yeah, it has to be a sleeper hit... this movie is too good to go completely unnoticed.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  26. Post #66
    Gold Member
    Joazzz's Avatar
    June 2008
    23,972 Posts
    holy shit gonna see this right when it comes out (in my country)

  27. Post #67
    Gold Member
    darcy010's Avatar
    August 2009
    6,979 Posts
    Is it true that the girl    is psychic?   
    Because that seems pretty damn silly.

  28. Post #68
    Is it true that the girl    is psychic?   
    Because that seems pretty damn silly.
    Not a spoiler, and yes. "Muties" are part of the Dredd universe, since the nuclear war that turned most of the world into uninhabitable wastes also caused strange mutations in those unfortunate enough to be living near the fallout. Anderson is actually a character from the comics, and yes, she's psychic. It's not overblown, though, and it's handled quite well.

    I'm interested in seeing how far they'll go with the weirder parts of the Dredd mythology in sequels. (If they ever get made. And they should.) Psychics are the lucky muties. Most of them have extra limbs, or green skin, or something similarly weird. Plus, there's quite a bit of supernatural stuff in the Dredd universe... zombies, the Dark Judges, vampires, etc. This movie was pretty down-to-earth, despite Anderson's psychic abilities.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 2 (list)

  29. Post #69
    Gold Member
    Gunkel94's Avatar
    November 2007
    146 Posts
    God damn those slow motion scenes were nice in 3d

  30. Post #70
    Gold Member
    spekter's Avatar
    January 2006
    10,064 Posts
    Not a spoiler, and yes. "Muties" are part of the Dredd universe, since the nuclear war that turned most of the world into uninhabitable wastes also caused strange mutations in those unfortunate enough to be living near the fallout. Anderson is actually a character from the comics, and yes, she's psychic. It's not overblown, though, and it's handled quite well.

    I'm interested in seeing how far they'll go with the weirder parts of the Dredd mythology in sequels. (If they ever get made. And they should.) Psychics are the lucky muties. Most of them have extra limbs, or green skin, or something similarly weird. Plus, there's quite a bit of supernatural stuff in the Dredd universe... zombies, the Dark Judges, vampires, etc. This movie was pretty down-to-earth, despite Anderson's psychic abilities.
    Would you say Dark Judges could fit into a sequel easily enough? I haven't seen the movie yet but I'd love to see them do Dark Judges.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  31. Post #71
    Skeleton Porn-Star
    Devil Traitor's Avatar
    August 2009
    7,376 Posts
    Would you say Dark Judges could fit into a sequel easily enough? I haven't seen the movie yet but I'd love to see them do Dark Judges.
       Does the 4 Judges that tries to kill Dredd counts?   
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Canada Show Events Disagree Disagree x 2 (list)

  32. Post #72
    Gold Member
    Dr.C's Avatar
    April 2006
    7,474 Posts
    Great movie, my only complaints are that the slo-mo bathtub scene went on for too long and that when Dredd was fighting    the other Judge in hand-to-hand, I couldn't tell who was who   
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows Vista United States Show Events Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  33. Post #73
    Gold Member
    spekter's Avatar
    January 2006
    10,064 Posts
    I'm guessing that's a movie spoiler Devil. In which case, did you even read my post? I haven't seen the movie yet.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Friendly Friendly x 2 (list)

  34. Post #74
    Would you say Dark Judges could fit into a sequel easily enough? I haven't seen the movie yet but I'd love to see them do Dark Judges.
    Eh, I dunno. Like I said this was a pretty down-to-earth interpretation of Dredd, even with Anderson's whole psychic-powers thing. I'd really like to see them try out the Dark Judges, but it'd definitely be pretty different kind of movie.

    On that note, though, is this movie making any money? No one is talking about it and, like I said, the theater was dead the day after it came out. If this doesn't at least break even, there is no justice in the world. (Pun FULLY intended.)

  35. Post #75
    Gold Member
    spekter's Avatar
    January 2006
    10,064 Posts
    It's doing moderately well in the UK I know that much. I just don't think people are talking about it all that much given the majority don't care due to TDKR and Avengers already hitting screens. People either watched it without knowing anything about Dredd or just don't care so they don't talk about it that much.

    Same thing happened with The Raid really, which is a shame because so far that's my second favourite movie of the year and it's always good to see great foreign cinema.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Agree Agree x 2 (list)

  36. Post #76
    Annotated Reader Lapsed Pacifist
    The_J_Hat's Avatar
    December 2008
    11,566 Posts
    Would you say Dark Judges could fit into a sequel easily enough? I haven't seen the movie yet but I'd love to see them do Dark Judges.
    I dunno if this was answered yet, but the writer did want to make two more Dredd films, with the third focusing on the Dark Judges.

  37. Post #77
    Gold Member
    superstepa's Avatar
    June 2009
    8,940 Posts
    Just watched it
    Loved it

    The only things I question are:    How come a minigun could tear through a wall built to withstand nuclear explostions? And why didn't Anderson use her psychic powers near the end   

  38. Post #78
    GeneralSpecific's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,431 Posts
    Just watched it
    Loved it

    The only things I question are:    How come a minigun could tear through a wall built to withstand nuclear explostions? And why didn't Anderson use her psychic powers near the end   
       They were designed to withstand external attack, so presumably they were more vulnerable to attack from the inside. Also those miniguns seemed exceptionally powerful, tearing apart all those apartments, so there's that. Second, Anderson did use her psychic powers near the end, that's how she knew to shoot the Judge there to "rescue" her.   

  39. Post #79
    Gold Member
    superstepa's Avatar
    June 2009
    8,940 Posts
       They were designed to withstand external attack, so presumably they were more vulnerable to attack from the inside. Also those miniguns seemed exceptionally powerful, tearing apart all those apartments, so there's that. Second, Anderson did use her psychic powers near the end, that's how she knew to shoot the Judge there to "rescue" her.   
       What I mean is, she could have used her psychic powers to attempt to escape when she got captured. Or to neutralize ma-ma in the end   

  40. Post #80
    Gold Member
    spekter's Avatar
    January 2006
    10,064 Posts
    I dunno if this was answered yet, but the writer did want to make two more Dredd films, with the third focusing on the Dark Judges.
    I know Karl Urban is keen to do another if everything falls into place and he discussed the possibility of them exploring Dredd's character as he begins questions the system. Not sure if they'll do the Titan penal colony stuff though like it was in the comic.