Finally got this movie on BD, loved it even more than in the cinema, Urban is just so good as Dredd, he IS the character. But while he has been getting the plaudits, and rightly so, I think Olivia Thirlby has been a bit over-looked as well, she was superb as Anderson, especially as the rookie version, all of the cast were superb.
I just love the world they created as well, the subtle hints about Mega City One beyond Peach Trees, like the acknowledgement of Mutants, gangs, the living conditions, its all just superb, it would be a crime if we didnt get a sequel.
Originally Posted by Brian Braddock
Respectfully disagree - people love hyper-violent flicks now just as much as tHey did in the 80's IMO. At the time of release there where numerous examples posted on here of people assuming that Dredd wasnt a reboot; that it had a connection to the Stallone film and folk were therefore reluctant to go see it as a result.
Couldnt agree more BB, people, like me and i'm assuming yourself, like us were raised in the 80's and on these types of movies, and personally speaking I still love them to death, and welcome more and more as long as they are good.
Originally Posted by Whiskey Tango
I loved the part where they minigun the hell out of that one level, then Dredd casually walk out and tosses that guy over the balcony. I mean we know how Dredd managed to survive that, but from Ma Ma's perspective he might as well have been the Terminator.
That part was awesome, I think its then that Ma-Ma realises what she is up against, its the first time she really loses her cool and does so several times after that as well.