'Dredd' Trailer: Judgement Has Come To Frown Through Some One-Liners

June 21, 2012


You have to give some credit to Dredd that, in adapting its comic book namesake, it at least looks nothing like the miserable Sylvester Stallone/Rob Schneider vehicle of summer 1995. It does, however, look quite a bit like this year's The Raid: Redemption, only with less martial arts, way more grumbled catchphrases and comically-exaggerated frowning.

So, like in Gareth Evans' The Raid, it seems the bulk of the plot will concern our two lead Judges--played by Star Trek's Karl Urban and Juno's Olivia Thirlby--ascending a building that's entirely controlled by a powerful drug lord equipped with a school's P.A. system. Also, there's some kind of slow-motion drug that functions as an excuse to intermittently turn this into a Zack Snyder movie, and there seems to be enough pre-mortem one-liners to make even Schwarzenegger wish it would stop. I think I'm starting to see why Dredd has been looking so pettish all the time.

To quote the judgement already handed down from the YouTube comments: "Looks dreddful."

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