Dredd - Discussion/Rumours

Gothamite

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So this is definitely happening and has started filming.

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I don't like it. It just looks like a cheap fan-film costume. The helmet looks like it's too big for Karl Urban's head. And predictably, he looks too young. I would have cast Jeff Bridges or Mickey Rourke. And if the 1995 version had never been made, I would have cast 2010 Stallone in a heartbeat.

I know how much everyone hates the Stallone version. It's a silly film and it craps thick and fast all over the mythos, but I can't help but love it anyway. After all, the world of Mega City One isn't nearly as grim and serious as its fanboys would like it to be.

I hope this one doesn't take itself too seriously.
 
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Grocer Man

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I'm not a Judge Dredd fan, and the only story of his I've read was a Batman crossover about a magical hippie dome.

So yes, I agree this shouldn't take itself that seriously. I always saw Dredd as a parody of anti-heroes, anyway.
 

ProjectX2

Don't expect me to take you with me when I go to s
I know almost nothing about Judge Dredd but I am excited for this.
 

SSJmole

Face-Punching As Foreign Policy
Saw Dredd 3d tonight. I loved it. While it wasn't an overly deep story it did a great job portraying the world and the violence. Good film I felt.
 

Bass

Nexus of the World
Me too. I saw this then LOOPER and I felt this was a lot more fun (though I enjoyed LOOPER). I hope there's a sequel.
 

DIrishB

The Timeline Guy
Bass said:
Me too. I saw this then LOOPER and I felt this was a lot more fun (though I enjoyed LOOPER). I hope there's a sequel.

I look forward to seeing this. I've been a fan of the Dredd comics for years so looking forward to seeing how they approached it.

On a side note, also saw Looper and it was good, but Primer is still the best (and most realistic) time travel movie ever made. Check it out if you haven't seen it. I say this as a consummate Back to the Future fan, but Primer is far more realistic and intelligent vs any other time travel movie I've seen.
 

ProjectX2

Don't expect me to take you with me when I go to s
Fun fact: Shane Carruth, the director of Primer, supposedly consulted on the time travel mechanics in Looper.
 

DIrishB

The Timeline Guy
ProjectX2 said:
Fun fact: Shane Carruth, the director of Primer, supposedly consulted on the time travel mechanics in Looper.

Really? You'd never guess it based on how unrealistic (scientifically speaking) some aspects of Looper were, though I guess they chose story over realism in those instances.
 

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