Sunday, June 24

Dredd Trailer Impressions: Judge Dredd is Back!

Dredd is a 2012 action sci-fi film based on the Judge Joseph Dredd fictional character from the British science fiction anthology comics 2000 AD. Most of you might be more familiar with the 1995 sci-fi action film Judge Dredd starring Sylvester Stallone. Given this fact, the 2012 Dredd film is not a remake but more of a movie adaptation of the comics 2000 AD featuring the story of Dredd. Let's check out this upcoming action film here.

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Plot / Synopsis

The story of Dredd takes place on an Earth ravaged by the Atomic Wars. Survivors of this world live within megacities, gargantuan urban sprawls which protect its citizens from the Cursed Earth, a radioactive desert environment populated by mutants. The main story takes place in Mega-City One, where its police force, known as judges have the power of judge, jury and executioner to thwart crime.

One man, Judge Dredd (Karl Urban), a senior Judge, teams with cadet Judge Anderson (Olivia Thirlby) to stop drug dealer Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her traffic of the reality-altering drug Slo-Mo.

Watch Dredd movie trailer here:

Dredd Official Movie Trailer Impressions
Dredd Film Trailer Review

Upon seeing this trailer I initially asked if this is a sequel, prequel or remake of Stallone's Judge Dredd (1995) but in further researching found out that the 1995 version that I was familiar with was not the first Dredd. It is basically a modern film adaptation of a classic British sci-fi action comics.

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This is film is probably worth taking a shot especially for those who perfectly or vaguely like 1995's Judge Dredd. Maybe it is just me or it seems like Stallone's Dredd has been forever implanted in my consciousness because I can't help but to reminisce and compare Sylvestre Stallone's portrayal of the badass judge to Karl Urban's modern take on it. Hopefully there is enough high octane action that can also make us reminisce of what the 90's was back in the days. You can't really expect some complex plot when it comes to these kinds of film and what you see in the trailer is probably what you'll get when you hit the theaters once this film gets release on the third quarter of 2012.

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How about you guys. what was your initial reaction when you saw this title or watched the trailer? Share your thoughts on the comments section below: