100 Word Review – Dredd

Crippled by poor marketing and the choice to use 3D, Dredd’s massive DVD sales didn’t make a big enough impact tonget a sequel green-lit. It’s a damn shame as this is a fantastic comic book adaptation.

Urban is Downey Jnr. levels of perfect – stoic, efficient and deadly. Since Dredd himself doesn’t really change, Thirlby’s Andersen is used to introduce us Mega-City One; her arc is well-handled.

Everyone involved clearly knew what they wanted to make. Dredd is a very violent, hyper-realistic story that introduces a definitive take on the character. How this hadn’t become a series of films staggers me.

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