Dredd 3D is a remake of the 1995 film Judge Dredd. But in a way, it’s not quite a remake. It’s more of a same-universe, same-name, no-story-relation kinda thing. You know how I am with explaining things. Very poor.
This movie stars Karl Urban as Judge Dredd, Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson and
In the future, North America is a wasteland with new cities built on top of the old called Mega Cities. The only policing forces in these cities are Judges who act as the judge, jury and executioner.
Judge Dredd is tasked with evaluating a sub-par Judge in training, Judge Anderson whose doo-doo test scores were overlooked due to her keen psychic abilities. Bear with me here.
The two go on call to a slum mega structure apartment called "Peach Trees" which is ran by a gang overlord named "Ma-Ma". Upon hearing that Judges are in the premise, Ma-Ma locks down the apartment complex and orders the execution of these two judges.
Dredd 3D was as action/popcorn movie as a movie can get, which is a dang wonderful thing. I love these kinds of movies; it was just like The Raid: Redemption, just turn off your head and watch the movie.
There wasn't any forced romance in the script or any wannabe mind melting plot twists in the movie, it was a straight forward plot. Go in, do your job, get out. That's it.
In terms of an action movie, it's 18A or Rated R for a reason. The action sequences usually ended with très brutal results. And frankly, if I mention any of them, it'd spoil the movie, spoiling it more so than me actually telling you the ending.
This movie didn't really have to be in 3D, the only parts in the movie that really utilized the 3D were the scenes where people would get high off of "slo-mo".
It was pretty in 3D. But really not necessary. 3D in general isn't necessary. Man I hate 3D.
But in the end, my favourite part of the movie is Judge Dredd's frown progression. It goes from neutral line to extreme lost faith in humanity arc.
Anyways, if ultra-violence and gun fights are your thing. This movie is your jam. I enjoyed it, and for a matinee movie, definitely worth the price. Shoot, I'd go watch it again.
Case and Point
Dredd 3D is: what you'd watch after waking up in your jeans.