Judgment is Coming
Judgment is Coming
D: Pete Travis
Lions Gate/DNA (Alex Garland, Andrew MacDonald & Allon Reich)
UK/South Africa πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ 2012
95 mins

Action/Science Fiction

W: Alex Garland [based on characters created by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra]
DP: Anthony Dod Mantle
Ed: Mark Eckersley
Mus: Paul Leonard-Morgan
PD: Mark Digby
Cos: Dianna Cilliers & Michael O'Connor

Karl Urban (Judge Dredd), Olivia Thilrby (Anderson), Lena Headey (Ma Ma), Wood Harris (Kay)

In the mid 90's, Sylvester Stallone starred in a pathetic adaptation of Judge Dredd, the most famous character from the 2000AD series of comics. Needless to say it was absolutely terrible, but what do you expect from a comic book adaptation produced by Disney.
This version is far more truer to the source material. A violent sci-fi adventure set in a crime-ridden dystopian future, which is much closer to the original Robocop movie than the version mentioned above. The action takes place in a high-rise slum, controlled by criminal drug overlord Ma-Ma.
In a nutshell, it's Robocop meets Die Hard, with the comic book hero going from floor-to-floor, offing the bad guys as he goes.
This is everything that the Stallone version wasn't. An entertaining, thrilling slice of science fiction fantasy.

Karl Urban in Dredd
Karl Urban in Dredd