Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Wood Harris
Pete Travis (Director), Alex Garland (Screenplay)
Released: Sep. 21st, 2012
Runtime: 1 hour, 35 minutes
In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called Judges, who combine the duties of judge, jury and executioner to deliver a brutal brand of swift justice. But even the top-ranking Judge, Dredd, discovers that taking down Ma-Ma isnít as easy as it seems...
Even if you're unfamiliar with the previous attempt or with the comic series in general, Pete Travis' 2012 film Dredd offers a beautifully violent, action-packed movie bursting with style that will satisfy anyone nostalgic for the R-rated action films of the 80s.
it's a case of "here's the plot, now on with the action" kinda thing, but Dredd does offer a small handful of twists along the running time in terms of some of the characters and also never shies away from the original comicbooks in terms of style or substance.
Surprisingly enough, 2012's Dredd features a far less convoluted plot than the framed-for-murder plot of the Stallone film, instead settling on a very simple variation on the old Die Hard plot.