What can I say readers … it wasn’t good.
I may be the wrong person to be reviewing this in the first place though. Never a real fan of the comics or the original movie, I went into this somewhat blind. I expected nothing and well, I wasn’t disappointed.
Judge Dredd starts the movie off by telling everyone that he is ‘the law’.
We are shown the city Dredd lives in, known as Mega-city One. He informs us that everyone in Mega-City One now lives in ‘Mega-structures’ , the word ‘mega’ is used a lot.
It soon becomes clear that Mega-structures (a sci-fi word for ‘council housing’) are where happiness goes to die.
Long story short, Dredd goes in with a rookie ‘psychic’ police officer to investigate a homicide in one of the Mega-structures . Yes, ‘psychic’ police officer.
They get trapped in the Mega-structure and have to shoot their way out of a difficult situation. They succeed.
And that’s it. That is all that happens.
I spent most of the movie irritated at the ‘psychic’ police officer and wondering how it is 2070 and ‘psychics’ have succeeded in making their way into law-enforcement.
What did you all think of it? Should I have watched the Stallone version?