Director: Pete Travis
Stars: Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby.
Synopsis: A futuristic city is over run with criminals. The police act as judge, jury, and executioner in order to eradicate the criminal threats.
Review: This city is over run with criminals like some kind of nightmare. Its hard to think how a person could live in a city like this. I really don’t see any one growing into an old age here. Judge Dredd is given a rookie Officer named Judge Anderson in order to show her the ropes and become an full-fledged Officer like him self. Judge Anderson is what is known as a mutant because of her psychic abilities. The Justice Department believes Anderson can be useful in order to help take back the city from the criminal gangs.
Lena Headey’s character ( Madeline Madrigal ) is the lackadaisical gang lord that takes what she wants, when she wants. She is the leader of the Ma-Ma clan. Madeline Madrigal master minds traps and corners Judge Dredd in order to kill him and his apprentice. She‘s not afraid to get up in her subordinates face and tell them off, letting them know who is boss. Lena Headey does a great job as usual. Its not surprising that she is one of the top actresses today. I love the fact that she plays villains so well.
‘Slo-Mo’ is some kind of narcotic that slows down a person perception of time. Madeline Madrigal’s gang uses it to drug their victims before they skin them alive and then throw them over a building to increase the victims terror before they die. That’s cold and messed up in more ways than one. Judge Dredd is not the goody two shoes type. He will give the criminal a chance but once they refuse to take it, its over. Dredd’s gun is weird, cool, implausible, and most of all awesome. The gun is more of a plot convenience. His suit makes one wonder why don’t they just shoot him in the mouth? Is there something going on with heroes like Batman where criminals are just too damn stupid to see there is a major weak spot? I guess one ‘logical’ explanation is that he is wearing ‘plot amour’ on that spot of his face and its invisible.
The movie is surprisingly better then I thought it would be. The cinematography is ok as well. I though this would be kind of cheesy because of the way Judge Dredd is dressed, but its actually not bad at all. I noticed that this movie has a lot of moves and counter moves between the hero and the villain, which I really enjoyed.
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