Tuesday, July 16, 2013


[DVD Dredd]

Based on the character from the British comic 2000 AD, and set in a future irradiated wasteland, Judge Dredd lives in Mega City 1 on the eastern coast of the United States. The metropolis is a violent place where the criminals are so out of control that the police officers, called Judges, act as judge, jury and executioner. Judge Dredd is paired with a rookie for a day to evaluate her and determine if she should become a Judge or not. They respond to a call and end up being trapped by the criminal MaMa in a housing block full of thousands of citizens. The Judges and MaMa's gang hunt each other down over the course of the film. There is a lot of action and violence in this movie, but considering the plot and setting, it doesn't feel out of place. I wouldn't recommend this if you are bothered by violent movies. It would appeal more to viewers looking for a futuristic action film. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Judge Dredd : the complete case files, volume 1-3, by John Wagner.] -- recommended by Kristen A. - Gere Branch Library

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official Dredd web site ]

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