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It's Time To Judge The First Trailer For DREDD!!

The Kidd here...

Lionsgate brought the premiere of DREDD's first trailer to G4's ATTACK OF THE SHOW, and upon first glance, my reaction was, "Didn't I see this in THE RAID: REDEMPTION?" But once I got past those similarities, "It's not that bad" started to creep into my mind.

It's missing all the cheese of Stallone's version to its credit, and may actually make for a decent action picture. Then again, it may also suck, but at least coming out of this trailer, you aren't quite sure. That makes you at least curious to find out for yourself.

I guess now Machinama is debuting it after the official premiere on G4, none of which makes any sense. Go figure. 

-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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  • June 21, 2012, 11:13 a.m. CST



    I AM the bore

  • June 21, 2012, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Looks slightly better than expected. Will wait to pass judgement.

    by hank henshaw

    The helmet, somehow, doesn't look huge as in production stills.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Looks interesting

    by Sanyi

    And I heard it's hard R, so I will see this.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Ehh looks a little meh

    by eric haislar

    and whats with all the one liners.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:16 a.m. CST

    more of an eastwood voice delivery- that's better than stallone.


  • June 21, 2012, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Still feel like Megacity One looks cheap.

    by hank henshaw

  • June 21, 2012, 11:17 a.m. CST

    No Judge Death? Typical Hollywood.

    by bat725

  • June 21, 2012, 11:17 a.m. CST

    I want to see this more than TDKR

    by nobbythehappyelf

    Is that so wrong of me?

  • June 21, 2012, 11:18 a.m. CST

    I was thinking more of a Batman voice.

    by CreasyBear

    Needs more Rob Schneider.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Dreed talks like a walking Cliché

    by eric haislar

    Nothing about him seems like a real person. I never read any of the comics but does he have personality at all or his always this brooding and serious?

  • June 21, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Looks like the movie will suck based on the trailer?

    by Saint Andeol

    "I knew you were gonna say that."

  • June 21, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST

    just for the kidd's benefit

    by Johnboy40

    This was filming as the raid went into pre production. just taking an inordinate amount of time to get released

  • June 21, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST

    "missing all the cheese of Stallone's version to its credit"

    by AngelinasOilBoy

    Not with those 80's-style one-liners it's not. Sad to say, this looks bad.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST


    by twisted_lullaby

    First impressions aren't great. Might've helped if the video hadn't been recorded with a hair dryer.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Why does Mega City One look like Old Detroit from Robocop?

    by Fortunesfool

    Looks like another uninspired hack job.

  • and do it soon!

  • June 21, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    The Lawmaster looks like a regular bike with some body kit.

    by hank henshaw

  • June 21, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Content has been JUDGED!

    by Bigdada

    by Lionsgate's legal team.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST

    It's "The Raid"

    by robert0

    in space.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Or rather "The Raid"

    by robert0

    in the future.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    DREDD'S voice

    by chuffsterUK

    Eastwood was the inspiration for Dredd, hence the voice. Robocop was inspired by Dredd. Dredd was written and in production before `The Raid`. Any questions?:-)

  • ... not to mention CHEAP.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST

    MEGACITY looks like balls

    by _SnakePlissken_

    cheap production

  • June 21, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Judge Death, you can't make him "real", so it can't be done in a movie.

    by hank henshaw

    Imagine a Nolanized version of Judge Death: a regular guy with delusions that he comes from another dimension, and goes out on a killing spree. How lame is that?

  • June 21, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    this one's still up

    by JAMF

  • June 21, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Rob Schneider is...Judge Dredd! Rated PG-13.

    by georgecauldron


  • June 21, 2012, 11:34 a.m. CST

    kidd this is like th third link youve posted in the past two days

    by jsfithaca

    thats been blocked on copyright grounds. fuck you

  • June 21, 2012, 11:34 a.m. CST

    ...And it gone

    by wintocha67

  • June 21, 2012, 11:34 a.m. CST

    ...And it's gone

    by wintocha67

  • His voice seems comical, but I like the look of this. Doesn't look polished, kind of grubby. Nice! Hopefully, within context his voice will grow on me.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST

    the verdict is in...

    by duke of url

    gay Liberal fucking wankers

  • June 21, 2012, 11:36 a.m. CST

    by blackmantis

  • June 21, 2012, 11:36 a.m. CST


    by Joel

    -they spelled "judgement" WRONG! How the hell do you do that?

  • June 21, 2012, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Song is "In for the Kill (Skream's Let's Get Ravey Remix)" by La Roux

    by Riley Harrison

    Loved the opening song, everything else looks pretty damn retarded. Though I've never seen the original, which may help explain the reason behind the cliche'd one-liners and testosterone-fueled cheese, but this looks like nothing fresh has been brought to the table. I'll stop being a debbie downer, as this movie probably isnt geared towards me, a 22 year old white male (sarcasm), but this movie looks too stupid to give a shit about. And I liked The Expendables.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Hahahahahahahahaha and.... FAIL. Apologists can BLOW ME!!!!!!

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 21, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Copyright violations, my ass...

    by Joel

    Some one watched it at Lionsgate and said "Uhm, Holy SHIT, Frank! Judgement is misspelled! PULL IT!!!"

  • June 21, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    in for the kill

    by duke of url


  • Class dismissed!

  • June 21, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    by Joel

    Hmmm... I checked and you are correct. Well played, Lionsgate, well played... Judgment - Traditionally, the word has been spelled judgment in all forms of the English language. However, the spelling judgement (with e added) largely replaced judgment in the United Kingdom in a non-legal context. In the context of the law, however, judgment is preferred. This spelling change contrasts with other similar spelling changes made in American English, which were rejected in the UK. In the US at least, judgment is still preferred and judgement is considered incorrect by many American style guides.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Judge dredd this...

    by duke of url

  • June 21, 2012, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Why do they always block free promotion?

    by cgih8r

  • June 21, 2012, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Judge Judy and Executioner

    by meldy

    All I could think about...

  • June 21, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Nuke, Made in America

    by CuervoJones

    Yeah, we're going to make that mean something again. Hollywood does not understand Judge Dredd comics.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:48 a.m. CST

    "i'm the law"

    by JAMF

    great delivery, dumbass.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Of course it looks cheap

    by Johnboy40

    It's budget was lower than Michael Bay's weekly coke n hookers bill.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST



    As a long time comic book reader who grew up on the 2000 A.D./Judge Dredd strip I can tell you that Joe Dredd is brooding and serious all the time; he's purposely written that way because the stories he’s set against are satirical in nature. The writers take a British sense of humour approach that pokes fun of and commentates on social issues, popular culture, religion and politics. He's meant to be a total fascist with no emotions and spouts one liners and catchphrases. He's an anti-hero and usually a dick head; you're not meant to like him as a person. The reason why the "taking" off of the helmet rubbed up fans the wrong way in the Stallone version was because Dredd represents the faceless embodiment of the law. He's a metaphor an idea like the 'V' character in V for Vendetta. I’m not sure Hollywood or some American’s actually “get” what those comic strips are about. Yes, there are fantastic science fiction / horror elements to the stories and lots of action that would translate well to the move screen, but without the “dark humour and cutting wit” it cheapens and dumbs down the total sum of it’s parts.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    I em da Law!!

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • June 21, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    It's an odd one to judge (ho-ho).

    by buggerbugger

    One one hand, it feels like they're pretty close to the right tone (from what I can remember of the comics all those years ago), but the visuals are... um... "not quite right". It almost makes you wish they could've taken Urban and the general tone of this trailer and transplanted them into the sets from the Stallone flick, which **looked** more like the Mega-City One of the comics, but **felt** bugger all like it. For me, I think the tone may triumph the "wronged up" visuals. So long as it **feels** like Dredd, I may be willing to overlook a lot of the 20th century-looking shit in there. Then again, seeing those Judges on their bikes in the middle of a traffic-jam full of fucking Volkswagen vans...

  • June 21, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    DREDD does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    It looks... pretty underwhelming. No money shots in the visuals and a rather generic grimy look. Muted colors and a lot of action taking place at night. Kinda drab in fact. The full costume still makes Urban's Dredd look like a rather short guy in a riot police uniform, and he seems to be chanelling Bale's Batman voice. It might stand up as a reasonable action flick, if fans can disassociate themselves from the comic character, but it all looks rather humorless and forgettable. Dredd deserved better.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    @cgih8r: Marketing is a well-oiled and finely-timed machine.

    by Playkins

    They rely on very careful formulas for how and when things are released, and measure the response with metadata. It fucks it all up when stuff is released like this was on the web.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST

    "they spelled "judgement" WRONG! How the hell do you do that?"

    by buggerbugger

    Vowel-killing Americans passed judgement on the first 'e'. You think that film's called 'Judgement Night', don't you? Noop. Even the UK DVD dropped the 'e' from the title.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Robocop vs. Critters. You know it to be true!

    by Darth_Kong

  • June 21, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Critters on NUKE. You know it to be true!

    by Darth_Kong

  • June 21, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST

    But judgment is more correct.

    by Somerichs

    Just like "collectible" is more correct than "collectable." You can use the latter spelling with an "a" at the end if you want, but you look like an ignoramus in doing so...

  • June 21, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST


    by Johnboy40

    The production and costume designs (except, amusingly, the judges uniforms) was one thing that the Stallone version got right. It looked great...the opening shots of Megacity One, as the flying cab rose above the buildings brought tears to the eyes of the young lady I were stepping out with at the time. (She was a Dredd fanatic). Then the rest of the movie really really made her cry.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Saw DREDD lastight

    by Black_Towr

    I immediately was reminded of The Raid about 15 minutes into the movie. Overall it wasn't bad. I didn't think the 3D was impressive and the over use of the slo-mo effect really made the film drag for me.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST

    ED-209 vs. ABC Warrior. You know it to be true?

    by Darth_Kong

  • June 21, 2012, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Am I the only one...

    by Racer Z

    who finds AICN's Pop-up ads FUCKING OBNOXIOUS!!!!!

  • June 21, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Why do studios take down trailers?

    by rev_skarekroe

    Stop looking at our commercial!

  • June 21, 2012, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Didn't see the trailer

    by ATARI

    But that won't stop me from saying that this movie will suck donkey dicks.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:05 p.m. CST

    hd version on youtube

    by Johnboy40

  • June 21, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    "Then the rest of the movie really really made her cry."

    by buggerbugger

    That's pretty much how I felt, too. I can watch that opening bit with the Block War whenever it's on TV, but then... sigh.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    "If we play this right, we can take the whole city." Silly human.

    by Lakewater

  • June 21, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Pick a Judge Dredd funny book

    by bagwanbob

    ANY Judge Dredd Funny book. Read it out loud. Realize quickly that it ISN'T Shakespeare. (Stop bitching about hokieness of dialog) Watch movie...

  • June 21, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    HD Version is up on Youtube ...

    by sauchieboy Looks utterly gorgeous and epic. Looks action packed. Looks hard as fucking nails. Looks like Dredd

  • June 21, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    I usually switch the stallone version off

    by Johnboy40

    the moment Max Von Fargo comes out with the line about wasting his time at the academy wiping cadets asses. Sums the script up..full of cliche

  • June 21, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST


    by DangerDave

    From Wikipedia "In British English, the spelling judgment is correct when referring to a court's or judge's formal ruling." Since Dredd is from 2000AD a BRITISH comic it makes perfect sense. Fucking quick to incapable of thought...or proper use of google. Trailer still looks cool, but the movie will be shit.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    At least it's not Stallone


    A whole movie revolving around Slo Mo. Very original. P.S. that is sarcasm

  • June 21, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST


    by Craig

    A year ago I was excited to go see this. Now, not so much. Low-budget Dredd doesn't work. They should go animated and keep it hard.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:16 p.m. CST


    by DangerDave


  • June 21, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Fergee Memorial Riots.......

    by DangerDave

    search for it

  • June 21, 2012, 12:20 p.m. CST

    This might be fine, but NO ONE is going to see it.

    by JediRob

  • June 21, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Slo Mo

    by tolomey

    The story line actually comes from one of the earliest Dredd comics, where a Slo Mo is the drug of choice for banks robbers and such. I think it looks kinda cool. The production design doesn't hold a candle to the Stallone Dredd, but this has got a balls to the wall 80's vibe and it's gonna be a hard R. That's what I want from a Dredd movie and I'll be in line opening day.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Sort of District 9

    by batfunk

  • June 21, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    "This Video Has Been Removed By The User"

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    He must've thought it sucked too.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Gritty and realistic

    by batfunk

  • June 21, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Love Urban, but not at all interested

    by AlienFanatic

    I don't like the look of the film at all. The trailer, though, feels like a very rough cut and unpolished. I don't know if that's intentional or just a bad editing job, but especially towards the end there's nothing but a series of disconnected action sequences. I also can't STAND Urban's Batman voice. Unless it gets rave reviews, I doubt I'll even bother watching it on demand. Eventually, it'll hit Netflix.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Seedy and third world

    by batfunk

  • June 21, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    The way America might end up!

    by batfunk

  • June 21, 2012, 12:26 p.m. CST

    I remember when this was called Robocop 2

    by Bodacious_Crumb

  • June 21, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    If the slow mo drug blunts your senses into slow motion while everyone else is doing normal speed arent you at a bit of a disadvantage? Dredd's going to be taking aim and shooting you and your ten buddies while youre still turning your doped up head to see him come in the room. *This is a turkey shoot* Anderson *More like a turtle shoot* Dredd This comicbook shit rights itself!

  • June 21, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST


    by Wes_Reviews_

    Worse than Stallone's.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    I was among those that didn't hate the Stallone version

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    obviously the comic relief sidekick sucked, but the look and feel of that movie was pretty great. I still keenly recall the awesome robot, which is more than I remember from most movies I've seen. I'll see this, too. Although I fuckin hate cops in real life I have a weakness for these kinds of Charles Bronson stone-butch super-lawman movies... a simpler universe where good and evil really exist and are clearly defined. Could have done without the "it's judgement time" line-- hope that's cut from the actual film. I liked "The sentence... is death" though.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST


    by Johnny Wrong

    ...long before The Raid existed. PLUS The Raid was well overrated. I'm excited...

  • June 21, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST

    I got the same vibe...

    by HughHoyland

  • June 21, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Someone else mentioned

    by HughHoyland

    Looks a lit like District Nine. I kinda like it actually.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:50 p.m. CST

    "If the slow mo drug blunts your senses into slow motion...

    by buggerbugger

    "...while everyone else is doing normal speed arent you at a bit of a disadvantage?" I was under the impression that it's the other way around? The guys on slo-mo are like Peter Parker in that scene from 'Spider-Man' where Flash Thompson swings a punch at him? The person taking the drug doesn't slow down, everything around them appears to be in slow motion. In that regard, slo-mo would be a hallucinogenic that sharpens your senses rather than blunts them: You see every second with perfect clarity.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:51 p.m. CST

    cobra kai you

    by JAMF

  • You know, like that shitty Max Payne flick with Mark Wahlberg.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST

    d'oh - you've misunderstood

    by JAMF

    the drugs seems to make time last longer, so you're watching everything else happen in slo-mo, giving you time to react i guess. it's the max payne/matrix bullet time thing. again.

  • I'm really excited for this.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:54 p.m. CST

    first reaction: a little disappointed

    by smudgewhat

    was kind of hoping some of the absurd humor of the comic would come through but i'm not sure if it's evident (yet). Thirlby looks like she might steal it from Urban though.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Can someone explain to me how Judge Dredd gets made twice....

    by Michael Miller

    and there has yet to be a Lobo adaptation? It could be Warner Bros. Blade.

  • June 21, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Looks ok BUT Mega City One's too sparse


  • June 21, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    This is a copy of The Raid - without the martial arts

    by pradeep1980

    2 cops go up a tower and Plowright through bad guys to get to the drug dealing boss at the top. Looks crap by the way

  • June 21, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    NEXT UP...

    by Johnny Wrong

    ...Strontium Dog or Rogue Trooper, please. Hell, 2000AD has SOOOOOO many great characters and stories, any smart filmmaker would be tripping over themselves to bring 'em to the big screen.

  • June 21, 2012, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Looks great!!!

    by billF

  • As long as the dark humour and the tone are right and makes the film a success then the low production values can be fixed in the inevitable sequel.

  • Even if this new one does suck, at least I'll finally see the real Dredd deliver some damage. Urban looks spot on, and that already makes the short trailer more fun than that awful excuse of a Stallone film. Minimal & dirty future = Robocop. Finally, another movie where the future doesn't look like super Tokyo. The complete opposite of the new Total Recall and other shit. If people can go gaga over the story-less and character-less movie The Raid, they can give this a chance. Heck, if this was a foreign film you guys would probably be going gaga over it already.

  • June 21, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST

    And do the buildings look tall enough?


    Not easy to see in that.

  • The Blocks are on gigantic belly-wheels, like huge, dystopian-future seige engines?

  • June 21, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    I still want to see futuristic vehicles not 80s vans though.


    It's going to look pretty crap if all the cars and vans and other transport looks like that.

  • June 21, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST

    DREDDing this

    by JamesT

    But I'll reserve judgment................

  • June 21, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Dredd's Dark Knight voice

    by thot pretty awful. So pretentious. It's bad enough that Bale has made the "Batman voice" a laughingstock, but for Urban to use it in this movie is nigh unforgivable. Otherwise the trailer looks like pretty standard action fare. Just might rent it.

  • June 21, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    by Judge Anderson's kinky boots

    Urban isn't channeling Bale's Batman, he's channeling Dirty Harry era Eastwood as the comic was based on. If anything the immitation is the other way around! Anyway, the film looks great, Urban sounds and looks the part, Mega-City One looks the part, Olivia Thirlby will make a great Judge Anderson. And anyone who thinks the '95 film was an accurate representation of the brilliant comic character from 2000ad has either never read the comic or is a cretin-probably both!

  • June 21, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    This is a British co-production, so cut us some slack guys!

    by batfunk

  • June 21, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Uh yeah isn't that The Raid?

    by Wcwlkr

    I had to go over to to see it but, I watched it & said uh yeah that's The Raid. Just takes place in the future.

  • What THE FUCK did I just watch?? Somebody tell me. It looks like it was made on a peanuts budget and that 3D is gonna be Resident Evil style shit. It just looks and sounds awful. The opening part of this 1st Trailer HAS TO SELL. It's a pussy pansy weak slow mo hippy trip into a world that I don't want to go. I thought this movie was going to be as hard as nails but when the main villain is a woman on drugs that looks like she spends most of the movie putting on make up and shit and trying to push a new type of joint it FAILS miserably. Dredd himself has zero impact in this and that is the nail in the coffin. Also it does look like The Raid towards the end but I've seen The Raid and that is fucking magnificant. This will be a pussy version of that idea. Stallones version may be a legendary failure and unintentional laugh fest but Stallone was born to play Dredd. He's got the presence and look that Urban simply doesn't have. Not to mention the trailer for Stallones Dredd did make it look fucking EPIC. Compare that to this hippy music shit and weep.

  • June 21, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Toyota vans will survive any holocaust

    by catlettuce4

  • June 21, 2012, 1:39 p.m. CST

    No good

    by christpunchers2007

    Overproduced. Not enough grit. Looks too "movie-ish" and has none of that organic feel. Yes I know it's a comic book film but how come all these new sci-fi movies/reboots look alike? It's like the same dude who designed the set for the upcoming Total Recall reused his stuff for this movie. Both trailers actually have a lot in common, and that's not a good thing. Dredd looks weak, small, non-imposing. All the other actors are most likely one dimensional. This thing has the Doom 3 vibe all over it... but this time, it takes itself way too seriously.

  • June 21, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST

    I support this film "Dredd" 2012

    by logosicon

    Several things i liked about this trailer... (1) The muted color of the city. (2) The designs of the exterior of the tall buildings. (3) Urban, Thirlby and Headey in motion and speaking in the context of the film (as opposed of only seing them in production stills or magazines). In regards to Judge Anderson (Thrilby), i wonder if this movie includes her psychic abilities or not. I enjoyed the Stallone film as well.

  • June 21, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Yo-yos back & forward from awesome to total cheese for whole trailer

    by BenBraddock

    Leaning towards cheese though, I'd say.

  • June 21, 2012, 1:41 p.m. CST

    VIDEO GAME! Oh wait, this is a movie?

    by bs9999

  • June 21, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    THE RAID 2?

    by bs9999

  • June 21, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST


    by Johnny Wrong

    ...the design and functionality of this talkback section is pathetic.

  • This looks entertaining. I've never read the comic, couldn't get past 10 minutes in the Stallone version and don't give a fuck about how accurate it is. Yes, I'm *that guy*. I'll check it out for Urban alone.

  • June 21, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST


    by Johnny Wrong

    ...The Raid was bloody awful. And this was written first. And most of the people objecting to this trailer seem to have very little knowledge of the Dredd comics. The voice is right. The look is right, Dredd was NOT a bodybuilder. Slo Mo was used in the comics. Also, grounding the vehicles in reality makes sense. Has a more Mad Max vibe to it. your homework, or at the very least wait 'til you've actually seen the movie. If it's shit, I'll be the first one to admit it. Like I was with Poopmetheus.

  • June 21, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Dredd talkback has beenjudged-the judgement is death!

    by Judge Anderson's kinky boots

    This has been getting some great buzz from preview screenings last night-so I'll be carving up some humble pie for the haters on here. As for the film. My interest in seeing it far surpasses both the new Batman and Spiderman films. Is it September yet?

  • June 21, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST

    costumes look cheap

    by gambit7025

    SyFy production quality

  • June 21, 2012, 2 p.m. CST

    Comparisons with The Raid ...

    by sauchieboy

    Y'all have seen films more than a couple of years old, right? I could reel off a few dozen films with the same basic premise as The Raid. I can't remember, did you all boycott The Raid because of its similarities to the recent (earlier) Brazilian film Elite Squad? Good guys going in to get the bad guys is a set-up as old as Star Wars, Where Eagles Dare, and Odysseus's solution to the siege of Troy. It's what you do with that initial premise that ultimately makes the difference

  • June 21, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Haters gonna hate

    by I tried

    But this movie looks great

  • June 21, 2012, 2:05 p.m. CST

    I'm in for the violence.

    by Mr_Fancy_Pants

  • June 21, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Wow, you weren't kidding

    by Winston Smith

    It really is The Raid! And yes, obviously that premise is not as unique, but just in general tone and look it matches as well. Elite Squad is a WHOLE DIFFERENT ballpark (and I assume you're talking about the first film, but the second film has nothing to do with that kinda premise at all. Elite Squad 2 is also a brilliant movie - see it). But beyond all that, Dredd just looks awful. The production values look WORSE than the 1995 Stallone film, it looks like a bland, barely future vision of the future, I can't believe this cost eve 45 mil it looks like under 25. The only thing I'll give them is a few of the slomo shots actually are well composed, and the shot with the guy's skin being rippled back is one of the better uses of that effect I've seen. Otherwise, this looks like direct-to-video crap of the first order, and I doubt it makes much more than Lockout which actually looked MORE interesting and LESS cheap than this film.

  • June 21, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST

    needs more rob schneider.

    by vulturess

    blockbuster thwarted.

  • June 21, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Needs Bale Batman Voice

    by Dubster32

  • June 21, 2012, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Actually, the lines sound just as cheesy as the Stallone version

    by wcolbert

    And the Batman voice isn't helping. At least Stallone was just doing Stallone's voice. I enjoyed Stallone's early 90's movies, cheese and all. Good cheesy fun. I still pop in Demolition Man once in a while. "Taco BELL?" hah. Seems like people have forgotten how to not take every movie so seriously and sometimes just enjoy a cheesy B movie for what it is. Not everything needs to be grungy and bad-ass, you know. Some things CAN be stupidly entertaining.

  • June 21, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    I hope that the movie isn't dreadful. ;)

    by DementedCaver

  • June 21, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST


    by shane peterson

  • June 21, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    This came before THE RAID, right?

    by milesdyson

    The DREDD script has been floating around for years and the movie has been in post for a year and a half. anyway, I want I'll probably. I liked THE RAID and this looks like THE RAID WITH MORE GUNS AND A CLINT EASTWOOD VOICE

  • June 21, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST


    by DANGER_DIABOLIK_ are right...but it's written in American / Pigeon English :) And btw, you mean - 'arse' and NOT 'ass' in one of your later posts....(the latter is also Yank).

  • June 21, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    The Raid only grossed 4 million US domestic

    by coolfan123 so all the people comparing this movie to The Raid don't amount to much. It will make zero difference to the box office chances of this film. No-one outside of geeky film websites will care. The trailer looks very cool. The shots of Judge Dredd are like the 2000AD character brought to life so fingers crossed the film is just as good. :)

  • June 21, 2012, 2:29 p.m. CST

    It doesn't matter if this is shit or not -

    by Diana Prince

    Lena Headey is in and I'm on board

  • June 21, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Cersei's let herself go a bit.

    by Cess Pitt

  • June 21, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Who's the sexy villain?

    by tang126

    I know she's all scarred-up, but short, choppy hair and pretty eyes go a long way with me. She has an interesting look.

  • June 21, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Check out the scene at 58 seconds... Urban walking...

    by coolfan123

    That is the comic book Judge Dredd! The walk, the vibe, the look (with modified uniform). It's crazy how accurate that feels to the spirit of 2000AD's Judge Dredd. If the film can maintain that spirit during its entire running time it should be a very faithful comic to film adaptation even if the cars are modern! :)

  • June 21, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Tell all your friends, I'm (not) Batman ...

    by sauchieboy

    Bale's Batman voice is identical to Michael Keaton's vocal characterisation, which sounds a lot like Clint Eastwood, whose mannerisms recall Jack Palance. Realising that something reminds you of something else you enjoy, doesn't mean you can't enjoy both.

  • June 21, 2012, 2:40 p.m. CST



    'Judgment' is more correct???? What are you on mate???? I don't actually care how it's written, but - bottom line - English came before American English....'judgement' thus came before 'judgment', so how the Devil can 'judgment' be "more correct" ?????????????

  • June 21, 2012, 2:42 p.m. CST



    The actress is Lena Headey...(from 300, The Sarah Connor Chronicles etc)...

  • June 21, 2012, 2:43 p.m. CST

    I like the faux HDR color scheme thing.

    by gotilk

    Just hope it isn't over-used. It often is, especially amongst new still photographers. It could easily be the next bullet time. I was just thinking about this a while back, how with digital you conceivably could do real, actual HDR motion pictures. High dynamic range and 3d? Overloaded senses? Who knows. Looks a little cheesy, but could be fun. He got that Stallone frown thing going on in a few shots, I liked that touch. I guess we'll see.

  • June 21, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST

    said jagoffs are why michael bay is a very rich man. thanks douches

    by dahveed1972

  • i actually liked the first dredd, it wasn't all bad. This one seems like district 9. not a bad thing, it steps away from slys version.

  • June 21, 2012, 2:45 p.m. CST

    I might see this...

    by Norman Colson

    There's nothing else to see why not. im bored... Besides karl urban kickass actor. loved him in lotr, and star trek. So he's doing a gravelly voice. i expect a guy who's a cop who kills people because he loves it not to have a voice of a fairy... lol. it's supposed to be grim and dark.

  • If the action scenes are exciting and Urban nails Dredd's personality - this could be a classic. Perhaps not the most original Dredd story ever to be put on film but with the real potential to be an action classic. Time will tell... roll on September...

  • June 21, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Looks depressing and cheap

    by MaxDembo1

  • June 21, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST


    by hallmitchell

    What a rubbish trailer.

  • June 21, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Looks like a fake Grindhouse Trailer

    by VermithraxPejorative

    Wow... this might make for good camp, but I don't think it's intentional. Reminds me of those fake trailers you saw at the front of the Grindhouse films. So many cliches that are supposed to sound cool but come off as cheese.

  • June 21, 2012, 2:58 p.m. CST

    This doesn't feel like Dredd. It could be any other cop movie. Sorry.

    by impossibledreamers

    At least Stallone's Dredd had a more epic scope to it. It tried to be like Robocop etc. in discussing how far law enforcement should go... etc. BUT, THIS? This could be any cop, any city, and any time.

  • June 21, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST

    If anyone doesn't think this is Judge Dredd:

    by coolfan123 they need their head examined. That is the character brought to life on the big screen. Perfect.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Gives me a Resident Evil vibe

    by MoistMuskyCamelToe

    ... and that is not good. Felt like I was watching the trailer for The Raid (which I haven't seen) mixed with New Jack City. Lots of stuff moving around, shots established solely for 3D, stale cgi environs, silly costumes, ridiculous gunfights where only "bad guys" get hit and no on ever runs out of ammo, and a cute, cheeky rookie that is a martial-arts badass but needs a wiser hand to guide her, right up until she is taken hostage and needs rescuing. And not one character you'll be interested in or empathize with. Completely, totally predictable. Sigh. Nope. Pass.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Urban channeling his inner Eastwood

    by Liquid Meddle

    I dig it.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    It's taken me 4 viewings to like this. Die hard district 9

    by rakesh patel

    The trailer is pants. the individual scenes work. I can see where they're going with this. but yeah the trailer isnt doing it justice. future drug bad..blah blah blah. needs to be Dredd meeting out justice. ie punching a slo mo druggie in the face. R Rating? looks promising.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Looks fecking ace

    by RocketFuckingMan

    I've had it up to here with spandex superfags,bring on the ultra violence

  • June 21, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Out of ammo? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?Q?Q

    by Norman Colson

    I thought Dredd's gun NEVER ran out of ammo?

  • June 21, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST

    'Moist' Be Psychic ...

    by sauchieboy

    ... you know there's not one character you'll be able to empathize with from a two minute trailer. You're a quick study to discern that only the bad guys get shot- although it looks to me like Urban's sporting a fucking big hole in his torso armour in that shot of him walking out the building. I must have watched that trailer wrong, thanks for putting me right.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Dredd started before The Raid?


    If so it sounds as if the Raid pinched the idea from this.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST


    by Johnny Wrong ANY way, shape or form (other than the admittedly cool ABC warrior)... Are not fans of Dredd.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST

    People who track trailers and try to look at the *metadata*

    by gotilk

    and come away with anything even approaching accuracy are living in a fantasy. Once a trailer is out, there is no controlling it anymore, especially if there's real interest. They need to stop with trying to STOP the way things go viral instead of supporting it. NO metadata is worth stopping the viral spread of your property. Wake up. At this point this is all about job security. Someone is paid to keep track of this stuff and all efforts to stop a trailer spreading now are ALL about job security and NOT about helping the film. But don't listen to me.

  • A new type of super-natural fantasy film, but no one seems to have had that particular movie fantasy...except me! So ain't gonna happen.....which ain't so cool :(

  • June 21, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    DREDD Came First!

    by MoBiUGeArSkIn

    This didn't copy THE RAID. An accurate script review was posted on this very site, via Latino Review. The review was dated July 2010. DREDD was in pre-production by August 2010 and shooting by November. THE RAID went before cameras in March 2011. Gareth Evans was working on another project which fell through right around the time that the DREDD script was doing the rounds. Do the math... If anything Evans got hold of the DREDD script and copied a chunk of that to make his movie! And with regard to the "Slo-Mo", Judge Dredd is steeped in satire. Having the population addicted to a drug which slows down time and makes everything look cool? Do you not see it? It's perfect!

  • June 21, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Lazy sound design

    by Skraggo

    It seems like sci-fi sound designers have gotten so lazy over the past few years. Every vehicle or machine has to sound just like a podracer engine with that rotating whirring sound.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Written WAY before The Raid...**SPOILERS**

    by misnomer

    and largely an ode to Die Hard and a small budget. Script was really good, although I remember the Momma character being black? Anyway, I'm looking forward to this, but female villains never sit right with me. The way that Dredd dispatches of the female villain seems, well-written, but a bit too harsh. Kinda like Arnie smashing the t-x with a toilet. Feels odd. Male villain would have been better.

  • I know, that's what acting is. But Eastwood never came across as not being in his own skin. he spoke and moved naturally. Urban sounds like he's trying to sound like something, and walks like he's trying to walk just a certain way. Offhand I don't know who would be able to really inhabit the part. Vin Diesel comes to mind, as far as having the physique and voice that would "fill out the suit" without seeming to try. Not too familiar with the source material, though, so I don't know which actor would really be most authentic.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST

    There better be some satyre/irony in this


    Or it will be a brainless action type movie.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    John Wagner, Creator of Judge Dredd has seen it...

    by MoBiUGeArSkIn

    He posted the following on his Facebook page: "I went up to London yesterday to see the completed Dredd film. I've had reservations about certain aspects of it, and made them plain to the team at DNA. All but one of them - a little quibble at the beginning - have been addressed. And what a lot they've added. Music is on the button. SFX are excellent. Filming is impressive. I've not seen a modern 3-D movie before but I like it. I found myself reaching out trying to touch things that were dancing before my eyes. Karl is a great Dredd and Olivia gets Anderson completely. This is Dredd as it should be done - true to character, visceral, unrelentingly violent (but not off-puttingly so). It will open, I believe, sometime in September. No doubt you'll let me know what you think when you've seen it, but this has my recommendation." ... If the man who created the character says it's good. IT'S GOOD

  • June 21, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST


    by Johnny Wrong

    ...Dredd EXACTLY as he is in the comics would look hilarious onscreen. Much like he did in the Stallone aberration. As would many of his adversaries. You obviously aren't smart enough to know that what works in one media isn't NECESSARILY right for another. This captures Dredd's spirit 100%. The uniform is badass AND practical. Urban has the right stature and build. The visuals are gritty but retain a subtle comic book feel. Anyway...what am I bothering with you for anyway. You are not a Dredd fan. The true Dredd fans on this board are behind this is the character's creator. So in short. Fuck off to an Avengers talkback.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    looks dreadful


  • I like to think that Carlos Ezquerra might come into the discussion, seeing as he co-created Dredd.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST


    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 21, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST

    He'll be fighting without the helmet by the last reel

    by Logan_1973

    Just like Spidey, Iron Man, Cap, etc...etc...etc....

  • June 21, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST

    CHEAP, + EVERY ASPECT IS WRONG. Now we must wait a decade or more for a reboot

    by the Green Gargantua

    Judge Death will not even fit in this world. DROK!

  • June 21, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    R Rated Dredd w/ Urban

    by gonkdroid

    Why complain? I'm in. the whiners sound pathetic.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Watched it again.. this time with the sound off

    by rakesh patel

    looks good man. need to get the marketing sorted out though, i don't think slow motion for the trailer helps

  • June 21, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST

    'Proper' Dredd ...

    by sauchieboy

    I love Bolland's Dredd too. Dredd's been drawn a hundred different ways by a hundred different artists, though; that's one of the things that make the character and the strip so original and distinctive. A film adaptation's got to pick one version and run with it. Deal with that.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Just looks awful

    by fitzcarraldo2

    What a letdown. Megacity one is as much the star of the comicstrip as Dredd himself, setting it in what looks like a modern-day favella is just so disappointing. And it all looks so crap - the vehicles, guns, the lot. No imagination visible in the trailer. I so wanted this to be good, I loved Judge Dredd as a kid. This shows no trace of the absurdity and black humour that made Dredd great.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by MinionX83

    Anybody else notice that evil bitch in the trailer was Lena Headey from Game of Thrones? This doesn't look great but not nearly as bad as you guys are making it out to be. It'll have entertainment value for sure.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:51 p.m. CST

    The Helmet Stays On

    by MoBiUGeArSkIn

    Seriously, you guys... This film has been cookin' since 2008. Sure, it hasn't gotten that much attention after it was shifted from a 2011 release all the way to September 2012 but one of the VERY FIRST things that came to light was that the helmet stays on. Not comin' off. How can this have escaped some of the readership on a site like AICN?

  • June 21, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Looks like a really bad b-movie script...

    by Tom Fremgen

    The problem with Stallone's movie was it was cheesy, but still a good action flick with a decent plot. This looks better, but the plot looks more cheesy than Stallone's flick.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    by MinionX83

    erm, upon further inspection, I see that multiple people have noticed. :D Lena Headey=win

  • June 21, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    dredd WAS a parody of today's society..

    by rakesh patel

    shit just got real son.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Female Characters ...

    by sauchieboy

    Yup, I think having a strong female villain and a female lead will make Dredd stand out from the crowd. A good part of The Avengers's success was down to giving the Director's chair to someone who can write for and direct actresses in parts that aren't simply sexually exploitative. Black widow's at the heart of that film's very broad appeal and financial success.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    After all that, the only thing they got right is a helmet!

    by CeejayNightwing

    Mega City One - Wrong Bike - Wrong Uniform - Wrong Dredd - Wrong!

  • June 21, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    "Batman's voice!"

    by Liquid Meddle

    What're you all? 12? Surely any Clint Eastwood low rasp is all Bale/Batman rip-off, right? Sounds nothing like Bale's Batman voice. Arrest yourself!

  • June 21, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST

    I'm 12 and what is this?

    by quicksilver80

  • June 21, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    "... If the man who created the character says it's good. IT'S GOOD"

    by Michael Miller

    lol, by that logic, Lucas created the character of Jar Jar Binks. George Lucas says TPM is good....Does that mean IT'S GOOD?

  • June 21, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Sy Fi Original film?

    by Shaun1138

    This feels very made for tv. Needed a few more bigger stars to sell it for me. Don't like the batman voice either.

  • June 21, 2012, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Looks weak from the trailer

    by Keith Small

    But I likes me some Ma-Ma!

  • June 21, 2012, 4:28 p.m. CST

    My JUDGEMENT of this trailer

    by kimbers

    not dark enough CG looks shit plot looks thin what bothers me the most---- they cant spell judgement!!!!!!!

  • June 21, 2012, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Where's the fucking irony?

    by ScriptCunt

    Half of the fun of the comics is the satirical jab at American culture... good to see that's all been jettisoned to make room for slow-mo bullshit.

  • June 21, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Totally awesome MEH!!

    by ATARI

  • That is all.

  • The CGI aesthetic is clashing with the gritty tone. It definitely looks a bit cheapo. Then again, if they were to have a big budget, we'd get great effects but a PG version of Judge Dredd. I would rather have a cheap but R rated violent Dredd at this point. I think they showed the end of the movie in the trailer though. Why do studios keep spoiling all the big moments and climaxes of their movies? I'll probably check this one out though.

  • June 21, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    you're all wrong - this is Punisher War Zone

    by chargester

    The first Punisher had a budget, but it was offensively off the mark. In almost no way resembles a movie about Frank Castle. It should've been renamed A Revenge Story. The second Punisher had more right going on with it, but . . . it was even more infuriating because it came so close with some aspects but didn't have the balls to treat the material with the seriousness it deserved, so you feel as embarassed to be watching it as you do Spawn or Batman & Robin. I have never read a Dredd comic though I always liked the 90s movie perfectly fine and I'm the biggest Robocop fanatic. This looks..... like I'll get a closer representation of Dredd as a character but will prefer the first movie as a movie.

  • June 21, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty decent.

    by Volllllume3

    Let's wait for a redband trailer before passing judgement. Jeez guys. Also it's rated R. Give it the benefit of the doubt.

  • June 21, 2012, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Whats with the lame song in the beginning?

    by grendel69

    Looks meh to me.... too much slo-motion. I dont know...

  • June 21, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Raid vs. Total Recall

    by TheMachinist

    I'm surprised at how not mad I am. Now, at least, they have a fucking excuse for slow motion, if it is a shitty one.

  • June 21, 2012, 4:55 p.m. CST

    is Rob Shneider in it????

    by MamboMan

    please tell me he is

  • June 21, 2012, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Agree that Mega City looks too modern


    It just looks like any city you'd see today but bigger.

  • June 21, 2012, 5 p.m. CST

    Modern as in....should look more futuristic.


    Even Stallones effort got the city looking great.

  • June 21, 2012, 5:03 p.m. CST

    There should be massive tower blocks right next to each other.


    Not so spread apart and lanes of flying vehicles wouldn't be a bad thing either.

  • June 21, 2012, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Plus high rise motorways linked to the tall buildings


    There was some of those in the comic stories if I remember correctly.

  • Bet 20 bucks.

  • June 21, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Without 80s dry cleaning looking vans


    We need some cars of the future in there not from the past.

  • June 21, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    That's a solid rental


    That's all you can ask for really.

  • this doesn't look half bad at all.

  • June 21, 2012, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Could be "better" the way 'Punisher War Zone' was "better"

    by Laserhead

    i.e., another level of bad that you couldn't have foreseen. But hey, fingers crossed.

  • June 21, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST

    This looks good. Will be buying a ticket to see in 3D

    by Autodidact

    I fucking love Punisher War Zone.

  • June 21, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST

    I have just a few Dredd comics

    by Autodidact

    I'm all about the Brian Bolland version.

  • June 21, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Puny Judge Dredd?

    by MooseMalloy

    Bath salts?

  • June 21, 2012, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Looks good -

    by Ryan

    And his helmet is not that big.

  • June 21, 2012, 5:44 p.m. CST


    by Majereuk

    Ok, that was an interesting look at where they're going with Dredd. Firstly, there's a good, and obvious, reason why Dredd's uniform is pretty basic, along with the vehicles and the city itself- this is very early in Dredd's career. His uniform looks like a cross between that in the first story in issue 2 of 2000AD and the uniform of the proto-judges that existed just before Bad Bob pushed the button. That's why we're seeing Anderson as a cadet, too. As I understand it they're planning three films, with the Dark Judges in the third film, by which time we should see a more advanced city and an adult Anderson. I quite agree that the wit seems to be missing, but there's only so much time for the trailer and Dredd is not meant to be a comedy. Look out for block names, parodies of current trends etc. If you get the vibe from it that Dredd feels a bit like the bad guy, that's not an accident- especially since it's the younger Dredd. He only sees black and white at this stage, and the print is damn dense.

  • June 21, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Looks great.

    by Yer_Maw

    It's the movie I'm most looking forward to from the rest of this year.

  • June 21, 2012, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Karl Urban

    by pumaman

    This dude has great screen presence. Check him out in Pathfinder, and I don't need to tell you how fucking spookily on point his Bone's is, in JJ's Star Trek. He could be the new Guy Pierce this this space...

  • Why do I think this? One, Alex Garland wrote the script. He of 28 Days Later, Sunshine, and Never Let Me Go. That's a pretty damn good track record in my book. Two, Urban, Hedley and Thirlby all are pretty damn dependable in bringing the quality, regardless of how everything around them turns out. Hell, Urban even made nuTrek McCoy work against all odds, and despite a very limited amount of screen time. I admit that Urban does seem a bit stilted in the trailer, but I am hoping that in the context of the actual film it'll work...because if Dredd doesn't work, then it truly is game over. Three, Dredd co-creator John Wagner was a consultant on the film, and has given the final cut his blessing. He did not do so with the much higher budgeted Judge Dredd movie by Stallone back in the day, and they had a lot more cash to splash around in order to buy favourable opinions. Four, the Dredd outfit is actually quite accurate to the way that Dredd was originally drawn by artist Carlos Ezquerra, albeit with more muted colours (at least based on cover art, as 2000AD was mostly black & white back then). Now you can argue how well, or not, that look works on screen, but like it or not, that is old school Dredd through and through. And Urban's frame matches that as well. Personally I do prefer the later, for want of a better term let's call it the Bolland look, but given that the Stallone Dredd film already pretty much took that, and adapted that look on screen very successfully (regardless of what the rest of the film was like) it is hardly surprising that in an effort to differentiate itself from that first Judge Dredd film as much as possible that they have chosen to go with a very different, less stylised, but still accurate, early appearance look for the new Dredd film. Five, from all accounts, the broad strokes have been covered - including all the violence one might expect from Dredd, and him not removing his helmet on screen at all. The only thing that so far seems to be missing is the satirical edge, that unique 2000AD/Judge Dredd skewed viewpoint and tone...and admittedly that does worry me a bit. But then this was a very perfunctory trailer, and satire or parody out of context are unlikely to be seen as mass marketing selling points even at the best of times, so I'm hoping that the 'feel' of Dredd's world and the tone and humour of it is present to some degree in the final film. So why will it bomb? It'll bomb because the marketing isn't slick looking enough, and the trailer looks a bit cheap. It'll bomb because for most of the world the only Judge Dredd they know is the Stallone film, and that has a poor reputation amongst a large percentage of Dredd fans and non Dredd fans alike. It'll bomb because most of the hardcore Dredd fans are either in the UK or Australia, and there aren't enough of them to make something a success, any more than there were enough Phantom fans to turn that into a franchise, or enough Punisher fans to make a success of any of the three different efforts to launch that character on the big screen. And it'll fail because it is an r-rated character in a sadly pg-13 dominated cinema world, and to censor it down to a pg-13 would alienate the niche auience that might be interested in the first place, while leaving it an r kills much of the modern casual cinema going market. Unless it gets some real lightning in a bottle good word of mouth that actually translates to ticket sales, it's pretty damn hard to beat those odds. So at best it might scrape a break even amount, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to see it outright bomb everywhere but the UK. So yeah, even as a Dredd fan from way back, and with high hopes for the finished film, I think it'll bomb, just like Conan bombed last year at around the same time. But I'm hopeful, given some of the talent involved, and the intentions made, that despite the budget it might still turn out pretty good all in all. Or it might tank quality wise as well, but I'm at least willing to wait and hope and see when the time comes, rather than outright writing it off already. But then, I'm one of those rare Dredd die hards, so what else would you expect?

  • June 21, 2012, 6:13 p.m. CST

    It looks great.

    by sauchieboy

  • June 21, 2012, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Legalize drugs

    by Steve Lamarre

    Looks good I suppose. I like Urban when he's got good stuff to work with.

  • June 21, 2012, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Looks like crap.

    by Yelsaeb

    It's got everything a modern action flick requires: slow motion, CGI, and an extreme lack of effort. And I never bought Karl Urban as Judge Dredd . He's too puny and his fish frown is just plain stupid.

  • This guy has been making excuses for this 40 million dollar CHEAP as fuck production of a beloved character for WEEKS. Ask him why cops drive 70 (maybe older) year old trucks in the future!! Or why everyone conveniently wears 70 year old fashion! guy is soooooooo full of SHIT!!!! There is no fan in this genre that argues for these studios cheap mishandling of characters and worlds that we have become passionately invested in, no matter how starving they are to see said story come to life. Let me break it down for you. A studio full of lousy fucktards will get a hold of a license with a built in audience, spend less than nothing on it and still make a profit because the fans will still see it opening night, buy the discs, and the even shittier games based on the crappy film. Some day we will get a JUDGE DREDD vs JUDGE DEATH but it will be a reboot in the distant future..............damm those lawmasters look like cheap shit!!! lol

  • June 21, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one that always imagine DREDD SPEAKING IN A VERY BRITISH ACCENT?

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 21, 2012, 7 p.m. CST

    Clint Eastwood time travelled to a screening of Batman Begins

    by Liquid Meddle

    And ripped off Bale's Batman voice! I'm telling you, Clint sounds JUST like Bale's Batman. It's fucking crazy. Nobody has ever sounded quite like Christian Bale's Batman.

  • June 21, 2012, 7:02 p.m. CST

    A pretty good sollution to a budget problem.

    by David Cloverfield

    Looking forward to this. Them again, I fucking love JD.

  • June 21, 2012, 7:05 p.m. CST

    If you are one of the sad fuckers, who needs box office validation

    by David Cloverfield

    Then forget it, this will flop. But I suspect it will be awesome.

  • June 21, 2012, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Yes, Green Gargantua..

    by Liquid Meddle

    You're the only one. Every one else just imagined Bale's Batman voice or that big black guy in the Green Mile..

  • June 21, 2012, 7:11 p.m. CST

    I imagined that voice too, a brit version.

    by the Green Gargantua

    Pretty sure my opinion is omnipotent

  • June 21, 2012, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Stallone makes a cameo....

    by Crusher Creel

    ...then Karl Urban judges him. It had to happen.

  • June 21, 2012, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Fan film that actually GETS IT,_______JUDGE MINTY

    by the Green Gargantua

    If this guy had 40 million it would ass rape the shitty music video some of you fools are defending.

  • June 21, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST

    well, there are some pretty good things

    by LabattsBleu

    in motion, the suit looks pretty spot on. While I agree Mega City one isn't quite as dense as it should be, and the lawmaster looks "tinny", it doesn't seem that bad at all. It's not going to be a blockbuster hit, but it has a chance to be surprisingly good i think for those who put aside their preconceptions and give it a chance.

  • June 21, 2012, 7:19 p.m. CST

    by Rustydog

    The film makers said they didn't wanna blow their load on the first one. Judge death will come if this one is successful.

  • June 21, 2012, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Yeah those old vans aren't good gargantua.


    If I was DNA I'd make damn sure that not all of the vehicles on the road in Dredd looked like them.

  • June 21, 2012, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Shot Karl, NZ represent.

    by peter

  • June 21, 2012, 7:23 p.m. CST

    And agree about the crazy high blocks almost touching each other.


    It makes you wonder if any of the film makers have read any of the comics.

  • June 21, 2012, 7:24 p.m. CST

    this looks mint

    by Kakii

    cool trailer, looks awesome, glad they keep the helmet on.

  • June 21, 2012, 7:26 p.m. CST

    by Warren

    Yeah it does

  • June 21, 2012, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Looks passable-

    by A_Banned_Apart

    -but that's the job of a trailer, isn't it? In any case, will probably wait to watch it at home unless further footage convinces me otherwise.

  • June 21, 2012, 7:36 p.m. CST

    "Court's adjourned.."

    by Liquid Meddle

  • June 21, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST


    by Neil Harrison

    Still don't like their Lawmaster motorbike re-design but I am very taken with the Karl Urban performance. Looking forward to seeing this film. :)

  • ...Movie looks okay.

  • June 21, 2012, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Totally wrong take on Mega City One

    by Odkin

    Mega City One should by BIG, loud, colorful, and over-the-top crazy... a big super-American circus. The Judge system works to kick troublemakers asses, so the fragile society doesn't spin totally out of control. Mega City One should NOT look like a grimy back alley in Detroit, with quiet muttering Judges

  • June 21, 2012, 9:06 p.m. CST

    This is early Carlos Ezquerra Dredd. More real and less cartoony

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    I'm a big fan of early Dredd when he was portrayed a bit more realistic. Brian Bolland is my definitive Dredd artist. In more recent years his look has become caricatured to the extreme. I don't much care for it.

  • June 21, 2012, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one who thought it looked decent?

    by kidicarus

    Beside the fact that the city design in the 17 year old version looks better?

  • June 21, 2012, 9:13 p.m. CST

    After seeing this....

    by mister death

    I can't wait for the Law Master Happy Meal ! This looks like sh-weaty balls, much like the last Punisher movie was suppose to be a serious take on the franchise. It was boring, which is a worst action film crime than cheesy. Hope they are hiding some interesting action scenes and an intelligent script in that puddle of piss.

  • June 21, 2012, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Where the fun?

    by GeorgieBoy

    That's what I miss about these remakes. The originals were fun films. Now they all try to make them dark, gritty, and depressing.

  • June 21, 2012, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Oh, and what's with the forced frown?

    by GeorgieBoy

    Jeez, could it be any more unnatural looking?

  • June 21, 2012, 9:22 p.m. CST

    My testicles have swollen to the size of Jessica Simpsons backpussy

    by Emerald Snoggingbottom

  • June 21, 2012, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Needs more Rob Schneider

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Does Christian Bale know that Urban stole his Batman voice?

  • June 21, 2012, 9:51 p.m. CST

    It looks like it could be better than expected... BUT...

    by Monroville

    Anyone else thinking: wouldn't this be so much better if it had the Stallone DREDD's production design, at least for the bikes and armor? Karl Urban is good in my book (loved him in STAR TREK and CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK), but he just doesn't meet the Dredd standards. I mean... when you have to FORCIBLY GRIMACE just to get the look down, you're in trouble. NOT TO MENTION... did they just show Dredd throw the main uber villianess out the window? As in: did they just show me the fucking ending?!?

  • Otherwise it's just a revenge flick ala Death Wish. Someday they will figure it out, maybe when he comes home to Marvel Films..

  • June 21, 2012, 10:26 p.m. CST

    WTF is that awful song in the beginning?

    by positivelySlime

    Otherwise, not too bad of a trailer. The movie itself looks rather generic, though.

  • June 21, 2012, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Big surprise

    by Jack

    Kidd will hate it.

  • June 21, 2012, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Sauchieboy is John Wagner

    by coolfan123

    Admitted it on IMDB. Totally genuine. Long story but he admitted it.

  • June 21, 2012, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Not that anyone will believe me!

    by coolfan123

    Trailer looks cool.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:01 p.m. CST

    I love the look...

    by fauns_bass_1

    If you have doubts about the story have a google for the script, it was leaked ages ago and it's really rather good. It reads like a classic Dredd story, brutal, unpretentious and without any of the awful family melodrama/catchphrases/comedy relief/romantic subplot seen in Stallone's movie. Also, regarding the look of MC1... Dredd's world was interpreted by lots of artists, the vision changing many times. I think people's idea of what Dredd should be is influenced by the illustrators they connected with. This will mean that some people will be disappointed by the look... but as long as it has the heart isn't that more important? This trailer reminds me of Steve Dillon's artwork which was mid 80s, his skylines and vehicles were more functional and realistic. Stallone's Dredd was for me the Ron Smith period of artwork. Personally I think this is a pretty accurate portrayal of Dredd in it's look and script wise (although I agree that the uniform could have been better designed from the neck down). After recent overhyped and disappointing movies i'm really looking forward to an underdog release that looks like it will deliver the goods. 2000AD comic is a goldmine of concepts just waiting to be filmed. If Dredd works it could open the floodgates for a lot of original and uncompromising sci-fi movies.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:17 p.m. CST


    by Jeff

    Stallone's "Judge Dredd" was so frighteningly stupid that I've tried to force all memory of it from my mind. Weirdly enough, at least in this new trailer, they seem to be taking the material seriously. Thus it already looks billion times better than Schneider-puke city. I kind of liked the industrial wide-angle look of the city too. Not sure if I'll see it in the theater, but maybe I will.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:29 p.m. CST

    If Sauchieboy is John Wagner...

    by fauns_bass_1

    ...Then we are in the presence of a total fucking genius.

  • Wow, I wish this would have happened with George Lucas...

  • June 22, 2012, 12:01 a.m. CST


    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 22, 2012, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Wow. I can't believe how many people think this looks decent.

    by the dolphins are in the jacuzzi

    This looks like a Sci-Fi Channel original movie. And that's not a good thing.

  • June 22, 2012, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Is that Taylor Kitsch under that helmet?

    by WWBD


  • June 22, 2012, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Should've done a crossover with Tin Tin.

    by throatwarbler_mangrove

    Few in the US of A are interested in or aware of this character.

  • June 22, 2012, 1:42 a.m. CST

    I don't care who sauchie is... ya can't blame him/her

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    Making a movie is "hard as fucking nails," to use one of sauchie's phrases. Watching stultified idiots lazily pee on it in a talkback must be agony. In any case, I'm already sold on this film. I just went back and watched some bits of the Stallone version and aside from the robot it's shockingly terrible, much worse than I remember it being. It has "Tank Girl" or "Ultraviolet" levels of dysfunction. Anyway, I'm looking forward to this version. I like the concept; I'll buy a ticket.

  • June 22, 2012, 2:04 a.m. CST

    "DREDD 3D"

    by Finn

    You now how to turn me off from a movie? Put 3D in the goddamn title card. I'll pass.

  • June 22, 2012, 2:05 a.m. CST

    I Dredd 3D too.

    by Finn

  • June 22, 2012, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Looks as Lame as the Stallone one

    by Phategod2

    Sorry but it does. I challenge anyone over 21 to find that trailer amusing.

  • June 22, 2012, 2:42 a.m. CST

    @stegman84 you hit the nail on the head.

    by rakesh patel

    After viewing this umpteen times. i get it. It does look good, but man it took me a multiple viewings to figure it out. to get past the slow mo, to get past the DREDD 3D ( no one likes 3d, attaching it prominently to the title isn't going to help) Its the marketing thats causing it to misfire. its R rated, it need more shots of dredd kicking ass then shots of junkies shooting up. 7 times i've watched this to figure out im probably going to enjoy watching this.. 7 times! joe public isnt going to go through that effort.

  • June 22, 2012, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Be calm and carry on.

    by Liquid Meddle

    It's the first trailer. Maybe they'll string together a much better one.

  • June 22, 2012, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Yup, this reminds me of CONAN THE BARBARIAN from last year.

    by brokentusk

    A movie you knew wasn't going to live up to its potential before a camera even started rolling.

  • I hate intros like that... some mournful singing... what in the fuck does that have to do with JUDGE DREDD... and play the fucking drop!

  • June 22, 2012, 5:21 a.m. CST

    coolfan123 is Scojo

    by chuffsterUK

    A total fucking nutjob. Google his name... if you dare...

  • June 22, 2012, 5:38 a.m. CST

    Only one thing ...

    by OhWhatTheFeckEver

    ... that I have a 'problem' with, is the blocks are to far apart. Other than that, this looks and feels like Dredd to me. Been reading 2000AD, on and off, since Prog 1 and (like I say, apart from the blocks) it IS Dredd. And about the people asking about the human side of Dredd. Jeez! I think, in the entirety of Dredd stories, he's cracked a smile maybe three times. And by cracking a smile, I mean the corners of his mouth, maybe, twitched.

  • June 22, 2012, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Holy SlowMo!

    by CBU2029

    I'm so pleased. SlowMo action is so much more beautiful to watch than this stupid shaky cam garbage! Hate the shaky-shit! So for me, Dredd is a must see and i also like the overall look of the movie very much.

  • June 22, 2012, 6:21 a.m. CST

    So many plants in this talkback...

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    it's a jungle. But sadly, not a Megacity One urban jungle.

  • June 22, 2012, 7 a.m. CST

    the drug's called 'cake'

    by mynamesdan

    One girl vomited her pelvis

  • June 22, 2012, 8:07 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    *Mega City One should by BIG, loud, colorful, and over-the-top crazy... a big super-American circus.* Odkin, gets it! The magic of Judge Dredd comic strip was how bonkers crazy Mega City and its inhabitants were. It has robots, fatties, uglies, and crazy elevated highways. A mad higgledy piggledy mass of skyscrapers and blocks with named after old movie icons with huge letters on them (Charlton Heston block, etc). The inhabitants are actually more like those seen recently in THE HUNGER GAMES than the contemporary looking crew we see in this trailer. With massive population numbers the people of Mega City want to stand out from the crowd, more like the cosplay and wild fashions of Tokyo, or the punks of London. They've made Mega City One and its populace look really, really boring.

  • June 22, 2012, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Looks boring

    by Mr. Giant

    With all of the sci-fi concepts or satire or action they could do...they just have this guy stuck in a single building the whole movie? Stallone's version was crap, but had it been maybe...40% different it could have been really great. Mostly, get rid of Schneider and cut down the camp and give it a better storyline.

  • June 22, 2012, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Looks good to me

    by Kakii

    Although Mega City One doesn't look as bonkers and diverse as it should be, I guess budget affected that, this still looks like it will be good and at least a decent version of the character.

  • June 22, 2012, 8:40 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I like the tber that mentioned doing Dredd like SIN CITY. Brilliant idea... 4 stories with perhaps some element of overlap. Also SIN CITY looked fantastic and it only had a budget of $40 million (considerably less than DREDD 3D). If they'd gone for comicbook style stark contrasts and similar visual fx they could have created a teeming massive looking Mega City relatively cheaply. This trailer just looks small, grimy and cheap. The *money shot* is Dredd firing a phosphorous flare - really??? Fuck.

  • June 22, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Eat recycled food...

    by Mark Jones

    ...recycled food is great for the environment and ok for you.

  • June 22, 2012, 8:46 a.m. CST

    There are major *Spoilers* in the trailer

    by Kizeesh

    The woman he throws through the window at the end is blatantly Lena Headey. I hate when trailers do that.

  • June 22, 2012, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Actually surprised... but the voice.

    by wonderboy2402

    Only cringe worthy moments are when Judge Dredd speaks. I do like the drug plot but is this just an excuse for slow mo / bullet time?

  • June 22, 2012, 9 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    kizeesh, what a shock the baddie gets killed at the end. More on News At 11...

  • June 22, 2012, 9:05 a.m. CST

    News at 11

    by Kakii

    No henchmen were actually harmed during the making of this film

  • June 22, 2012, 9:17 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    wookie, yep it's weak to show that in the trailer. Normally theres an unwritten rule that the hero guy doesnt kill the baddie woman. Its usually the heroine that kills the baddie woman, like Lois Lane smacking General Zod's bitch down the ice pit at the end of SUPERMAN II. Or the baddie woman does something stupid and gets herself killed like in THE LAST CRUSADE. I guess Dredd throwing her through a window is kinda in keeping. It was the ground that killed her not him!

  • I am pretty sure It is safe to start spaying urine all over the thing. I appreciate the optimism, I just have none for this project. There are certain iconic set pieces that make Judge Dredd, and DNA does NOT get it. Very sad

  • As to the Lawmaster bikes I suppose they had a choice. Have poerful looking bikes on the screen or go for the comic style bikes which look cool but seem lumbering and unwieldy in reality.

  • June 22, 2012, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Looks fucking awful

    by AD_Skinner

    At least the Stallone version had some style. This looks like cheap, humorless, soulless, bland, uninspired derivative Hollywood bullshit. Totally lacking in anything I would associate with Judge Dredd. Urban is miscast, there is nothing to suggest this will anything other than an abomination and an insult to Dredd fans.

  • June 22, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Judge, Jury, that a movie about Obama?

    by ratpack223

    The drone soldier...

  • June 22, 2012, 10 a.m. CST


    by Steve Green

    What has Mars got to do with Dredd? Dredd's not Total Recall. Looks pretty good to me, despite my initial reservations over the look of the city and vehicles dictated by the budget.

  • June 22, 2012, 10:06 a.m. CST

    hooked on drugs like Robocop 2 blah blah

    by SlyWalker

    I miss Stallone...Urban just can't deliver the one liners like Sly!

  • June 22, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Nice try.

    by Steve Green

    So what if it's grounded? The Stallone version wasn't and it tanked - why on earth would they go the same route, again on a lower budget? It worked for Nolan when the Schumacher trainwreck had knackered the Batman franchise. It seems like a reasonable route to separate it from the Stallone film. There's only so much you can do with a budget their size.

  • June 22, 2012, 11:21 a.m. CST


    by Steve Green

    Yeah, shame they so blatantly stole the concept from Dredd.

  • June 22, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST

    The Budget Excuse ... ?

    by sauchieboy

    They couldn't raise much more than $45 million because the Stallone film you all ADORE made zero profit and led audiences to believe Dredd was a story about a wise-cracking good guy with a flying bike. Not enough people want to see those kind of films you all remember from your youth. A grim and gritty take on Dredd is the price you all have to pay for buying The Dark Knight on Blu-ray.

  • Otherwise it is like every other future cop story.

  • June 22, 2012, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Wookie and Green Gargantuan- BIG FANS!

    by sauchieboy

    As BIG FANS of the original comics, you must be excited at the prospect of more Dredd films. You've had a painful 17 year wait- as MASSIVE fans of the comics- for your favourite character EVER- who you know ALL about- to get another crack at the big screen. It must royally piss you off that the Stallone film's box office belly-flop ruined any chance of you getting to see that Dredd vs Death film you want to see so badly. It'd be ironic if this film manages to do the kind of business that finally puts your LONG-HELD fantasies up on the big screen.

  • June 22, 2012, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Green Gargantuan: "BRITISH ACCENT"!?

    by sauchieboy

    Why the fuck would a MASSIVE FAN of the comics imagine Dredd speaking with a British accent? Unless you don't know shit about Dredd, the character's history, the strip's publication history, geography or ethnography. Because that would explain it. If you knew FUCK ALL, I mean.

  • June 22, 2012, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Judge Death will never be in a Judge Dredd movie.

    by Liquid Meddle

    Harry Potter VS. Judge Death makes more sense.

  • June 22, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Not with that attitude, he won't.

    by sauchieboy

  • June 22, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    The sparkles on the slo mo stuff look terrible

    by alienindisguise

    like stock after effects bad

  • But hey, you are the one who thinks Judge Dredd, born and raised in Mega-City One (U.S. Eastern seaboard) must have a british accent.

  • June 22, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Much better than I expected

    by 7Cal

    I hadn't given this movie much thought, other than "I'll probably never see it." This preview has changed that for me. Hopefully it's a hard-R and has some good kills like The Raid, a movie that this definitely evokes (regardless of which started production first).

  • That's because G4 is hardly a gaming/geek network as they are more often known to be airing reruns of COPS and Cheaters. No wonder why Sessler and Pierriea left those fuckers. Expect X-Play to be shitcanned shortly.

  • maybe go work on your craft, seem like creepy little cunt with WAY too much time on his hands.

  • I was expecting a lil' more but then again, this shit is released through Lionsgate. Both films are sorely lacking of originality, However Urban (The DOOM Guy) has the face for Dredd moreso that Sly. Loved how Stally plaed the blame on Director Danny Cannon for JD's horrible reception. Wasn't this the guy who also did Rhinestone and Stop or my Mom will shoot? No Sly, he's not the only one at fault. With your ego and input you could have made a decision to make sure that this IP was taken more seriously. You DID allow Rob Schieder to make it in the film after all.

  • June 22, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    One search on google and it is clear I am not the only one thinks you are a CREEP

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 22, 2012, 1:39 p.m. CST

    FACT: Robocop stole from both Dredd and Marvel's Deathlok.

    by Stalkeye

    Jus sayin.

  • June 22, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    This looks bad

    by Jackson

  • I agree with the poster above who mentioned that DOOM takes place on Mars with Demons from Hell. And i don't recall any mentioning of the UAC for that matter. Fucking idiots who made that film should be mopping Floors at Wendy's after hours. this is why most ppl don't take Videgame adaptations too seriously thanks to DOOM, Super mario Bros,Street Fighter and to some extent the Resident Evil films. At least Mortal Kombat was decent despite the toned doen PG-13 rating just to have the kiddies in.

  • June 22, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Narcotic isn't an adjective.

    by sauchieboy

  • June 22, 2012, 1:49 p.m. CST

    "This looks bad". No it doesn't.

    by sauchieboy

  • I mean maybe this world would look better as a hyper-reality next gen greenscreen world? Like a living mesh of Bisley and Bolland. I used to imagine something like that put to the song "I am the Law".. , But By all means my opinion is void compared to yours Simon. You need this film NOW soooooooo bad. Lets just accept and embrace a 40 million dollar made for SyFy looking Dredd film. After all it's close to the look of the early issues from the 70's! Happy day!! ;)

  • June 22, 2012, 2:01 p.m. CST

    You have me all figured out Simon, slow on gigs right now?

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 22, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Narcotic isn't an adjective.

    by sauchieboy

  • June 22, 2012, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Shitty production design ...

    by sauchieboy I suppose I'll have to settle for bikes that look as if they can go faster than 15mph and a vast, expansive, very real-looking city- rather than one indoor street set and a matte painting. Why DID the Stallone film not get a sequel?

  • It does look bad.

  • June 22, 2012, 2:10 p.m. CST

    You're not psyched for this film because ytou're not a fan of Dredd

    by sauchieboy

    You're an opinion monkey who'll post on any topic, whether he knows anything about the source or whether he has any interest in seeing the film in question. I'm not interested in a good number of films, I don't camp out on threads dedicated to them, though. Weird behaviour.

  • June 22, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Narcotic isn't an adjective.

    by sauchieboy

  • June 22, 2012, 2:12 p.m. CST

    This looks bad

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 22, 2012, 2:12 p.m. CST

    This looks bad

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 22, 2012, 2:13 p.m. CST

    This looks bad

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 22, 2012, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Sorry to say this but......

    by corplhicks

    This look like crap; cheesy writing, bad set design, lots of night time stuff to save money etc.... not impressed at all. Looks like a direct-to-DVD product.

  • ... and that's why I'm here- to encourage people to check out the trailer and decide for themselves. Thanks for the help.

  • defending a film you have nothing to do with.

  • Have at it!

  • The single poster you're getting your information from- Coolfan 123, tubeman 123, Stone Jones and Scojo are all the same person- is mentally ill. He's spent the last year trashing the film, but now he's seen the trailer he's its greatest prostletiser. Go figure.

  • June 22, 2012, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Have at it? Oh god, you think you're doing well ...

    by sauchieboy

  • June 22, 2012, 2:30 p.m. CST

    It is you sir that clearly have mental problems.

    by the Green Gargantua

    You pretended to be John Wagner

  • June 22, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Love & Hate: Two extremes.

    by Liquid Meddle

    Gargantua, your hate for this movie is incredibly funny. This is a "George Lucas Raped My Childhood" level of disappointment and vitriol and all based on this single trailer. Okay, we get it. It isn't how you envisioned a Judge Dredd movie. You could've made a way better Judge Dredd. But why come down on this guy for his excitement/confidence in the movie not sucking? Isn't that what the trailer was trying to generate? It's obviously going to be a love it or hate it affair. It isn't a crime to like this trailer or hope the movie will be good.

  • June 22, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    I liked the trailer myself.

    by Liquid Meddle

    If that makes me a plant, fuck it. I'll run with that. But I better get paid for this.

  • June 22, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Plants live and thrive on shit.

    by sauchieboy

  • June 22, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST


    by Steve Green

    Yeah, I nabbed the minty ID, because I'm doing the post on it at the moment. Minty had fuck all of a budget, but we just worked out what we could comfortably achieve. Doing a comic version of Megacity is expensive - there's no way round it - comparing a fan film and a 3D theatrical release, is fucking idiotic. So as someone who's coming at it from that perspective can understand why DNA went the route they did, I have a hard time understanding why other people don't really get it.

  • June 22, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Liquid Meddle- clever AND funny

    by sauchieboy

    If only this thrice-cursed board had three of you.

  • what draws me to the world is this absurdest style that has become associated with Megacity and her denizens, without it though? It just seems bland. If this trailer were for the new Robocop film I would be less critical.

  • June 22, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    The bike

    by Steve Green

    Thanks, well I'm just one of a team. If there was the budget and the audience, I'd love to see a more comic faithful Dredd. It's just an incredibly tough sell to a studio, with one flopped version of that IP behind it. Originally Minty was going to be a lot more real-world, almost exactly the route they've gone, but it was decided to go more comic since we had the freedom to please ourselves, and just wanted to see how the comic costume looked. It's a great costume, but you do have to work around it for any kind of stunts, so again I totally get the direction they went, and that it was distanced from the Stallone film was a bonus for them. It's also a lot closer to something like the Origins plot, in both uniform and the city. Anyway, I've got to get back to working on Minty.

  • June 22, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    The bike pt2

    by Steve Green

    Got sidetracked... The bike was literally, just a blue box with handlebars and CGI for the rest, it's OK up to a point, but it is very limiting in what you can show. I'm probably going to end up building a digital double, but would have loved to have had a real bike even on a lowrider or something. Cheers

  • The colour palette is overwhelmingly blue/black, the story seems to be every bit as grim and gritty as the new Dredd film. If you want to say that Minty represents a similarly heightened reality and exaggerated production design as the comics, then we can agree, Gargantuan.

  • June 22, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Looks like a "one set" movie

    by Teddy Artery

    Am I wrong. Is most of this set inside the massive "apartment"? It feels small and low budget.

  • June 22, 2012, 4:48 p.m. CST

    The film seems low budget because it had a low budget ($45 million)

    by sauchieboy Still looks great and everything works perfectly.

  • The scale of the Dredd world can't be done for peanuts otherwise we end up with a very unMEGA Mega-city!! You keep on bringing up the 1st Dredd film, but the problems were NOT the production design on any level!!! It was Stallone taking the helmet off (even with it left on he may not have worked) and Rob Schneider's comedic relief. Everything else was pretty dammed close in my opinion. I mean they even had a ABC Warriors War Bot for fucks sake AND Max Von Sydow!

  • June 22, 2012, 6:06 p.m. CST

    I'm encouraged, but the claustrophobic approach

    by Si

    will be proven to be a good solution to limited budget only if they tell a good story with very strong characterisation, making it a word of mouth success Establish Dredd's character and turn a profit and there's hope they'll be able to go bigger next time Personally, I hope it leads to a Rogue Trooper movie (Statham?) actually being made, then maybe ABC Warriors, Strontium Dog and more 2000AD movies

  • June 22, 2012, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Helmet...Wrong Size

    by daglesj

    Too big and too high up. Amazed no one commented on this at the early design testing phase.

  • Look at that aerial shot of the city, where all the megablocks are jutting up from the oceanic expanse of the rest of the city. The urban sprawl fills the screen and disappears off into the horizon. More than that, when the camera descends down to street level, and we see the impressive sweep of those overhead highways, the look of the city is real and tangible- and perfectly consistent with those wider shots. One of the things I found frustrating about the Stallone film's (technically impressive) effects, was the disconnect between the citywide panoramas and the street set the crew had built. I never felt that the Bladerunner boulevards had that much in common with the rooftops we saw peeking above the city's West wall. It's this film's integrated and cohesive world vision that I find so very impressive.

  • If you really are just an insane fan of this film and have no connection to the production I hope for your sake that it is good. If it does in fact suck ass you may suffer a catastrophic breakdown. What is a "Neebs" anyway? We do not use that phrase here. Is that some sort of jab?

  • June 22, 2012, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Idiomatic Scots. Short for neighbour.

    by sauchieboy

    Term of endearment.

  • June 22, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Not much of a flock.

    by sauchieboy

  • June 22, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST


    by dengreg31

    " That makes you at least curious to find out for yourself."... nope, looks like ass.. no thanks.

  • June 22, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST

    "looks like ass ... no thanks". I wasn't offering.

    by sauchieboy

  • June 22, 2012, 8:09 p.m. CST

    I don't think it was so bad

    by MurderMostFowl

    It seems pretty faithful to the source material. The comic wasn't Shakespeare you know. Lets all go back to deluding ourselves that 48fps is somehow more superior to 24fps, but you know it's 24 better.

  • June 22, 2012, 10:28 p.m. CST

    You know why this sucks? Why it has a Doom movie feel?

    by christpunchers2007

    It's cuz they're just "fighting" their way from the bottom of this building straight to the top. How boring. How original. Wasn't that the plot of Bruce Lee's final movie before he died?

  • June 22, 2012, 11:51 p.m. CST

    I want to see it in 2d, though

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    the dark looks makes me think 3d is not the way to experience this.

  • June 23, 2012, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Any word on whether Dredd will make any showing at Comicon?

    by Liquid Meddle

  • June 24, 2012, 8:45 a.m. CST

    This is not Judge Dredd

    by Phil Black

    The helmet looks OK, every other piece of equipment, the cast, the city and tone are all just plain wrong. I will watch it as a generic action movie because it's clearly not based on the Judge Dredd I've been reading for the past 30 years.

  • June 24, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    As Long As You Give It A Chance ...

    by sauchieboy

    This looks like the Dredd I've been reading for 25 years:

  • June 26, 2012, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Sleeper Hit

    by Darren Maher

    Sleeper hit, I tells ya.

  • July 12, 2012, 7:41 a.m. CST


    by SadCadillac

    We already have a drug called "slo-mo", it's shitacular big-budget, mind-numbing dreck trailers like this and the 'films' that follow them.