Judge Dredd Reviews
As an adaptation of the Judge Dredd comics it is a failure but as popcorn action flick, it is not the worst. Once you get past the fact that this is really more of a typical Stallone vehicle than a Judge Dredd movie, it becomes a pretty enjoyable dumb fun flick. The story is a festival of action cliches and some of the performances are really over-the-top (especially Stallones). However, the "Blade Runner"-like sets are enjoyably cheesy and their is a good amount of unintentional laughs to be found. The way Stallone muddles his lines when shouting is truly hysterical. The action is pretty good and some of the supporting cast members manage to give the movie some credibility (Diane Lane, Max von Sydow). Although the addition of Rob Schneider as Dredd's comic relief buddy is pretty lame and didn't serve any purpose to the plot. Is this a good film, absolutely not, but it is a fun movie.
This movie is pretty horrible, but there was some good. The directing was nice, and the plot was pretty cool too. The special affects were right up there with the new Star Wars movies. Danny Cannon obviously really cared about this story, and did everything in his ability to try and make it good. I loved the fight scenes too.
Now that we got through the good, let's go to the bad. There isn't a single actor who did a good job in this film. Armand Asante and Stallone were particulary bad. They overracted to the point I thought they were having a heart attack. And why is it they can't say the word "law" like a normal person? Who knows. This movie also tries way to hard to be funny, but it just turned out to be uncomfortable. Like the scene where Stallone has to steal one of the Judges clothes to sneak in. Don't ask. it's a long and uncomfortable story.
There wasn't a single character in the movie that wasn't annoying. The sidekick was annoying, Dredd was annoying, Rico was annoying, Hershey was annoying (Yes, there is a character named Hershey) they are ALL annoying.
Bottom line, this is a pretty bad movie. Not High School Musical bad, but a bad movie none the less. The good news is, they are planning a reboot in 2012 that should be much better.
this needs to be dark, brooding, mega violent and hard as nails.
Based on British's 2000 AD comic book created by John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra and Pat Mills.