Yes you heard me. Judge Dredd gets a bad wrap (oh noes, he took his helmet off!). But here's my case on why it is in reality, a gem of a movie. The satire of the comic isn't there so much, which helps the movie. Why? Not so much of a lefty soap box, which helps the movie immensly without the baggage of political preaching and agendas. In addition it helps enchance and deepen the character of Dredd, which the comic never really did, or tried to do. The point of the movie is that the law is not infalliable. Joe Dredd learns this lesson the hard way. He has to go through hell to learn that the letter of the law is not always the be all and end all. He learns how to regain his humanity, and learns that sometimes you have to go through hell to make yourself a better person. He comes out at the end still the law, still the bad ass he started as, but perhaps a fairer and more balanced person, and not just a caricature. And Rob Schnider was actually amusing. Do you know how hard that is to pull off, especially in retrospect of his later movie? 'I'm alive! I'm alive!' looks at Dredd. 'Oh. so are you. Not to mention other great moments of dialogue and one liners. 'Two prisoners tried to make it out by running once...' Did they make it?' 'No, but the theory's sound.' And did I mention the block war scene, and how the city looks dead on? And the FANTASTIC soundtrack. Sure he takes off his helmet, but you knew it was Stallone anyway so what's the big deal? Come on peeps, show the love.