Recently I decided to finally watch the new Judge Dredd movie with Carl Urban as Judge Dredd.
Judge Dredd is a comic book movie at heart.There is an older version of this film starring sly Stallone form the 80’s.
It was not amazing besides the bad ass action scenes. It actually seemed like a huge rip off of another one of my favorite movies, The Raid Redemption.
The main plot of the movie is Dredd a judge in a completely messed up dystopioan future is training a new judge who happens to be a mutant who has a sixth sense of sorts.
Today is not their day, The plot revolves around them going through a complex apartment building called Peach trees that is a multi leveled building that is home to drug dealers, murderers,and civilians alike America has mega cities with millions of residents and the us is not in good shape.
These judges are the final law and the only law. There is a former prostitute turned drug lord named ma-ma played by Lena Headly of Game of Thrones fame. She leads the rebellion against the judges and pedals a type of hallucinogen called slo mo.
This is where the Raid is exactly the same. with that glaring flaw aside Dredd is a fun and action packed blockbuster that is a great watch for a fun movie but nothing else. The story is non existence but that is fine in this action fest. I did not like Carl Urban’s Voice it sounded like Christian Bale’s from the Batman movies.
Overall I give it a 6/10. While an entertaining watch not the best action movie or even best I have watched this week. i say watch if you like the comic or are interested in Judge Dreadd.