Dredd

Saturday, September 8th, 2012 09:24 pm
miss_s_b: (Fangirling: Judge Death)
[personal profile] miss_s_b
I've seen it. I want to see it again. And then probably again. It was bloody marvellous. Anderson in particular kicked serious arse.

There will probably be more (lots more!) and more detailed on this film later, but for now GO SEE THIS FILM. OK, so there's lots of swearing and violence, and some of the violence has sexual connotations but the way it's framed is not disempowering. There's a technical bechdel pass, and the lead bad guy, the person in charge/chief judge, AND one of the two viewpoint characters are female. Stunning cinematography, fabulous performance from Urban, lots of geeky refs...

I'll geek about stuff that's geeky later (Ezquerra block! Tom Frame block! Meat wagons!) but right now it's time to watch tonight's Who.

Holy SHIT that was good.

Date: Saturday, September 8th, 2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nadriel
I think the only thing I liked better from the first film was some of the visuals of what Mega-city One looked like. Other than that, this was far superior, and also good.

Date: Saturday, September 8th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
davegodfrey: Marvin: ...and me with a terrible pain in all the diodes down my left hand side... (Marvin)
From: [personal profile] davegodfrey
Well if it got your seal of approval I shall have to see it.

Date: Friday, September 14th, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
davegodfrey: South Park Me. (Default)
From: [personal profile] davegodfrey
And I have seen in, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Date: Sunday, September 9th, 2012 07:04 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] bagpuss
I know nothing about Dredd as a comic (I personally don't get on with comics as a story telling for) but the film was great, i liked how Urban played Dredd and Anderson was indeed fantastic as was the fact that the setting was clearly neither very gender biased nor white washed

Date: Sunday, September 9th, 2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] bagpuss
I am a comic book movie geek so I am not so far from the fold but it definitely worked as a film despite knowing little about the universe

I am now intrigued though to see The Raid a Korean film which had a police squat unit escorting a criminal out of a high rise building under similarly harsh circumstances and the siege aspect is meant to be better done in this file

Date: Monday, September 10th, 2012 10:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hollymath
I'm definitely not a comic geek and I liked it well enough.

Admittedly, I wasn't ecstatic and I was just as happy listening to Dave and Andrew enthuse about it afterwards, but I did still like it.

Date: Sunday, September 9th, 2012 08:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pmoodie
I loved it too, but found the 3D a bit distracting, as I usually do with 3D. I look forward to seeing a flat version! I hope it makes some money so we can get a sequel. :)

Date: Sunday, September 9th, 2012 11:12 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] magister
Having seen the 2-D version, I'm planning to go have a look at the 3-D one, as I could imagine the trippier scenes actually looking quite striking in 3-D.

I liked it a lot - Dredd was pretty much exactly right, Anderson was an empowered figure, to the extent that she got to rescue Dredd on one occasion and it was quite a taut little thriller.

It was a bit po-faced by comparison with the comic, but for understandable reasons. There wasn't the budget there to recreate Mega-City One and they're hoping this would be the first of a series, so they're playng it a little safe and not trying to be too outrageous.

Date: Sunday, September 9th, 2012 11:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pmoodie
I found the 3D in the slomo sequences quite disappointing, but that might be due to my prejudice against the format rather than a problem with the film!

Yes, they got the important stuff dead right, but a bit more money would have allowed them to make the world a bit richer, and a bit more futuristic. I hope that there's a sequel and that it gets a bigger budget, so they get a few more toys to play with.

Date: Sunday, September 9th, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] magister
There was an interesting interview with the writer somewhere saying that he'd really like to get to do a TV series, as since Game of Thrones, the rules for what you can do on TV have changed.

The idea of a 10-hour TV season covering something like the Bloc War with the expansion into the war against Russia is quite tempting.
Edited Date: Sunday, September 9th, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)

Date: Sunday, September 9th, 2012 08:24 pm (UTC)
andrewducker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] andrewducker
It really is!

Date: Sunday, September 9th, 2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
pmoodie: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pmoodie
Oh wow. A TV series could be incredible. They could do a different Mega epic each season! The Cursed Earth, The Day The Law Died, The Judge Child! I'm in! Make it NOW! :)

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