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Karl Urban Lays Down The Law On DREDD 3D To The Infamous Billy The Kidd

Published at: Sept. 16, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

Since making his debut in the U.S. back in 2002 in GHOST SHIP, Karl Urban has been a staple in genre films year after year. Starting with his part as Éomer in Peter Jackson's epic adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's THE TWO TOWERS and RETURN OF THE KING in the LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy, Urban then became involved in other geek-friendly properties such as THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, DOOM and PATHFINDER. 

However, it was his brilliant take on the character of Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, a role popularized by DeForrest Kelley in the original STAR TREK series, in J.J. Abrams' reboot of the brand that really cemented Urban as an actor to keep your eyes on. A strong supporting role in RED and a villainous turn in  the otherwise forgettable PRIEST later and Urban finds himself at the front of a restart of Judge Dredd. 

17 years after Sylvester Stallone's version, Urban isn't dropping catchphrases or mugging for the camera as the judge, jury and executioner in Pete Travis' vision of the British comic character, with an assist from Alex Garland's script. Instead he's taking DREDD 3D back to the roots of the famed Judge as read on the page by its fans. He's seriously violent with a dry sense of humor, and he's ready to show that a hard R comic book film is entirely possible when staying true to the source material. 

Karl Urban is definitely an intense interview subject. While his demeanor could easily be mistaken as standoffish, Urban is actually anything but. Ask him a question, and he's likely to take a few moments to collect himself before delivering an answer that's calculated and well thought out. There is no rambling to his words, making for a highly intelligent discussion filled with responses into which he's put a good amount of effort. 

Urban has been all over the place as of late to get the word out on DREDD 3D, and, when he stopped in Miami not too long ago to talk about the film, I was more than happy to sit down and discuss the reboot with him, while also taking my best crack at seeing if he'd reveal any new information on the next RIDDICK installment or STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS. Enjoy...

  

The Infamous Billy The Kidd -So, with all the baggage of the [Sylvester] Stallone version of JUDGE DREDD, were you any bit apprehensive about doing a reboot when they first approached you, knowing, going in, that you would have to... That you already had a built in obstacle of trying to change perceptions of the character and the franchise?

Karl Urban - That wasn’t really a concern of mine. I just thought... The Stallone film came out so long ago that it kind of... Lost all relevance. There’s been such an evolution in comic book adaptions just over the last ten years alone. So that wasn’t my concern. I guess my prime concern was one of authenticity. Having read Dredd as a teenager... I didn’t read many comics, but that’s one I did read. It was kind of special to me, and I wanted to make sure that if this was something that I was going to be involved with, that the material was going to be treated with respect. Thankfully, it became pretty apparent through reading Alex Garland’s script that he treated the material with that respect. He had written a character driven, action-packed narrative, and I found it to be very true to the character that I knew. That’s why I became involved.

The Kidd - Do you feel any type of pressure when you’re doing fan driven types of properties? Because you’ve been attached, outside of DREDD, between the STAR TREK franchise and even DOOM before that, do you find any type of pressure in trying to make it something that then goes back to the the original source material, and making sure that, on top of it being a strong film, that it also caters to that core fan base that’s going to come out and support it?

Karl Urban - I feel it’s definitely important, yeah. In the case of DREDD, I would obviously classify myself as a long-term fan, so I felt a certain obligation and responsibility to get it right, just because of that. I know that Alex Garland felt exactly the same way. I was really... I think it’s a real strength of the film, that Alex actually collaborated with John Wagner, the creator, to ensure that he was happy. And out of that, some great notes came.

        

The Kidd - The helmet is a big deal. Because, as you know, it’s been very commonplace in superhero movies and comic book films for the hero to be unmasked, or for the talent to go a long period of time as they are. But the helmet never comes off. How early in conception was that established, that you’re going to make sure that stays on at all times?

Karl Urban - Well I think that Alex Garland had a meeting with John Wagner, before the script was written, and said, “To do DREDD properly, we’re going to need 200 million dollars. But we don’t have that. So some of the elements that you’re gonna see in this film aren’t going to be quite reflective of some of the elements in the comic, but one thing that I can guarantee you is that the character of Dredd will be the character of Dredd that you have written.” And that was central and important.

The Kidd - Does that pose an obstacle for you as an actor, knowing that your eyes as a tool are eliminated? That everything you have to use is literally just from nose down, in those very tight quarters. Does that pose an extra challenge for you, to get across a humanity in this character where he is humanized, and not so much mechanical, in a ROBOCOP kind of way?

Karl Urban - Yeah, it was a huge challenge. And it wasn’t just the fact that Dredd doesn’t reveal his identity, that he wears the helmet all the time. You know, obviously, the thing is that there is no alter-ego. What you see is what you get. It's compounded by the fact that the character of Dredd is a highly trained member of the Hall of Justice. He has been trained to keep his emotions in check. So that here, you’re working within a very narrow bandwidth. So it was important for me to identify what humanizes the character, and to make sure that the character did not become inaccessible. So the humor was very important to me. If you’ve read any Dredd comics, quite often you find this great dry sense of humor, and I really responded to that, and we tried to put in as much of that as we could. To me, that humanizes that character, you know? It was important to find where Dredd’s compassion lay. There’s a point in the film where he has an opportunity to kill a couple of youths who are threatening to kill him with firearms, and he chooses not to do so. That, to me, speaks of his humanity. You can see his humanity in the way he reacts after the massacre of people in the bloc. There’s a gear shift,  a significant gear shift within Dredd, and that also speaks volumes of his humanity. The fact that... These people, that it’s his job to protect, and ostensibly he’s failed to do so. So the gloves kind of come off at this point.

            

The Kidd - There’s been a movement in comic book films, kind of starting with THE DARK KNIGHT, to do everything a little more realistic, but darker. A lot grittier. But DREDD lends itself to that by the premise of this very pessimistic view of what the future is. Why do you think that there is this kind of rush to put everything in this one particular box, which then doesn’t necessarily keep it true to this source material?

Karl Urban - Well, I don’t think that it doesn’t keep it true to the source material, I just think that when you’re adapting content from one medium into another,, you have to make choices. Choices were made in the early 90s in comic book character movies that, viewed through the lens of time, those choices are dated. So I feel, to keep the material fresh and interesting, to keep that evolution happening, there needs to be change. Otherwise we’re just going to continue making carbon copy movies, with carbon copy stylistic choices, and let’s face it, that’s going to get boring real quick. So I personally think it’s a good thing.

The Kidd - Is there any other way that DREDD could have been made without it being ultraviolent or, especially with a hard R rating, because without some of those elements, you’re talking about a softened stance, a softened perception of what Dredd is, and I think that’s kind of what the Stallone version did?

Karl Urban - Yeah. Look. You could, but to be fair, if you’ve ever read Judge Dredd comics, they’re pretty graphic. They’re pretty... At times they’re pretty dark. And we were endeavouring to represent... Accurately represent, as much as we could, given the limitations of our time and our budget, that world that many of the creators involved in making this movie love.

The Kidd - I know that you’re attached to the next RIDDICK film. That’s already been shot. It’ll be nine years between the last film and when this one gets released, and I know that Vin Diesel talked about DEAD MAN STALKING being a very hard R, kind of a darker tone. So I want to get a sense of what the shift in tone is between the last film and where this one is going.

Karl Urban - I’m not going to say too much about that, except that to say I had a great time getting back together again with Vin and David Twohy and sort of having the opportunity to play Vaako again. I’ve seen a little bit of it, and I think that this film is going to be closer to PITCH BLACK than CHRONICLES.

                     

The Kidd - I know you got into a little bit of trouble for maybe possibly revealing the STAR TREK 2 villain, at the time, earlier this summer, so I’m not going to about that. I know J.J. Abrams is very tight lipped about what is and what isn’t in STAR TREK 2, or STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, I guess is what they’re rumored to be calling it now. What can you tell us about where this next chapter of the story is going, because it seems like by all indications and hints, it’s going to take a much darker turn in terms of what they’re looking to do.

Karl Urban - Mmm. Nothing.

The Kidd - [Laughs] You’re very very quiet. Is it that everything is kind of tight-lipped as far as moving forward, or do you have any idea when we’re going to see any parts of it? Or is everything very much under lock and key right now?

Karl Urban - Yeah, here’s the thing. I totally respect the need for secrecy. It’s a shame when you go to a movie or... Six months out, a year out from that movie coming out, everybody knows everything about the movie. Kind of defeats the purpose. I like the idea that there are elements, characters, stories, that are saved for the audience. For the experience of going into the movie theatre and watching the movie. So, you know, I totally respect it.

The Kidd - Alright, thank you very much.

Karl Urban - Thank you very much.

 

DREDD 3D is currently in theatres in the UK and opens in the U.S. this Friday, September 21. 

 

 

-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

BillyTheKidd@aintitcool.com

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  • Sept. 16, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Bring on Star Trek 2

    by Mikeyeieio

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST

    and hopefully Dredd at least breaks even at the box office

    by Mikeyeieio

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST

    I want his hair style.

    by Chris

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    A fine actor and a really nice guy.

    by Raptor Jesus

    And one helluva Doctor McCoy.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 3:35 p.m. CST

    really hoping for a Dredd sequel

    by misnomer

    really enjoyed this film, thought Garland/Urban did a great job...but you could feel the restraints of the budget at times. Bring on Dredd 2!

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST

    I've seen Dredd twice now and Urban is perfect.

    by batfunk

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Fucking AWESOME film, seen it twice!

    by SonOfTorah

    A damn sight better than that CRAPULENT resident evil shitfest that landed this weekend! Dredd 3D is an outstanding film with real talent behind it.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Urban is Dredd like Connery is Bond

    by RocketFuckingMan

    Go see it America.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 4:35 p.m. CST

    The reason an R-rated film works for Dredd...

    by JOEUMAN

    …is because violence and guns are a central aspect of the central character. Dredd shoots and incarcerates people for a living. This does not mean that mainstream comic characters can get away with R-rated violence and certainly not the Avengers, Spider-Man or even Batman or Daredevil. With Dredd it can fit and that's why this film succeeds so well.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    just got back from it in Manchester

    by tomdolan04

    One of only four flicks ive seen at the cinema this year. VERY fun rampantly violent and lean film. Dont just say 'meh ill get the Cam rip' for this one - support. Getting 18 rated films in the flicks that are great IN the cinemas here - so rare. Support this creative team!!

  • ... it sounds like they have a real handle on the source material, which is very reassuring. I'm not a huge Judge Dredd fan, but I'll never forget reading the comics, they were pretty mind-blowing for a kid to read. Fantastic 4 they are not!

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 4:48 p.m. CST

    SEE DREDD IN THE CINEMA...

    by Johnny Wrong

    ...as a lifelong fan, I can tell you they nailed it. The cinematography is beautiful and this is the FIRST film in 3D that has impressed me. Also, the John Carpenter flavoured industrial score is sweet! So yes. See it in the cinema, help get us a sequel.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST

    @Rashamon I've been reading Dredd since I was 9...

    by RocketFuckingMan

    I'm now 38,trust me it's 'Dredd' the comic on screen.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST

    I find this particular lack of information upsetting

    by my liege

    LOL

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Thats the point

    by RocketFuckingMan

    He's a satirical warning of what could happen disguised as a badass 'hero'. Just go see it mate you'll love it.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    And in answer to your question

    by RocketFuckingMan

    Without spoiling it. YES.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST

    But still it needs it

    by RocketFuckingMan

    Badass SciFi is as rare as rocking horse shit,money talks :)

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 6:41 p.m. CST

    The central focus of this film is Dredd, Anderson...

    by JOEUMAN

    …and the role Judges play. Mega City One is secondary as this film is setting things up. If you want Mega City to be the focus, go see this film so we can get sequels where there'll be room for expansion. Urban nails Dredd and there is implicit satire if you're paying attention but that doesn't mean it's the same kind of explicit funny satire as in RoboCop; it's edgier and more subtle than that. If you let the chance to support this film slip, the full blown Mega City won't ever be seen in sequels. This film is concerned with DREDD first and foremost.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Priest was great

    by quintana007

    ...for a b-movie. It was more entertaining as the whole Underworld franchise and never too shy playing with toys like a big budget movie

  • …maybe they're a little too fond of Hitler.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 6:46 p.m. CST

    arcadian

    by JOEUMAN

    Box-office is relevant when you need to secure an American distributor for your sequel. Blu-Ray sales come too late for that.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Subtle satire like Joe man says

    by RocketFuckingMan

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Why does he always have a look on his face like someone farted?

    by Mugato5150

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Thats the smell of JUSTICE

    by RocketFuckingMan

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST

    RASHOMON...

    by Johnny Wrong

    ...I don't deal in spoilers. If you don't wanna go and see it, fine. If you're a Dredd fan,, however, you will regardless of what anyone else says. Somehow, though, I think you just like trolling.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Actually JohnnyWrong, as severe as Rashomon

    by ChaunceyGardiner

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Crap.

    by ChaunceyGardiner

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 8:41 p.m. CST

    SEE IT. TWICE.

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    If anyone here truly believes any of the complaints we often voice - disrespect for source material, pandering to a PG13/12A demographic - you owe it to the filmmakers, your fellow fans, and yourselves to GET OUT THERE AND SEE DREDD. Wagner, Garland, Travis, the producers and the distributors deserve a giant round of applause for making a genuine, intentionally hard 18/R-rated, and utterly faithful Dredd film, and Urban deserves all the praise for being anoigh a fanboy and so free of ego he turns in a fan-fucking-tastic performance without once showing his whole face. I guarantee - sure there'll be haters - the vast majority of you are gonna love this. The best use of 3D since Avatar (and I fucking loathe 3D). Lean, violent, action-rammed, darkly humorous - absolutely bang-on to the source material. Sure, MC1 is a little, er, "less" than in the comics (or Stallone abomination), but it's not even important. I even rationalised it by saying the opening scenes were set in the shitty, shitty parts far from the sprawling skyward metropolis, and within fifteen minutes Dredd is trapped in a building, so it hardly matters. And what follows is a brilliant, Carpenter-in-his-Escape-From-New-York-prime-type action movie. A REAL action movie. Great characterisations too from Thirlby as Anderson, Headey as Ma-Ma, and even the back-up baddies are well drawn (no pun intended). I can't wait to see it again. Go. Pay. It deserves a sequel. Bigger and even better.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 8:46 p.m. CST

    An 18 rated movie at #1 in the UK is cause for celebration.

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    ESPECIALLY in the week that the fucking greedy, avaricious distributors of Taken 2 VOLUNTEERED to make cuts to Taken 2 to get it down to a 12A rating. What does Liam Neeson do in the UK cut? Ring them up and tell them they've been very, very naughty boys and he's going to tell their parents. That kind of shit is everything that's wrong with major movie studios lately. Not even ASKED to censor a movie, but VOLUNTEERING to, just to fill the theatre with nacho-munching, iPhone texting, chattering little fuckwits spending their pocket money. I will gleefully torrent the proper uncut US version. DREDD is the exact opposite of such shittu, greedy behaviour.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Oh and by the way..

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    You just KNOW that RoboCop remake is aiming for a PG-13. "Transforming" RoboCop indeed. He ain't looking like a matte-black Iron Man for no reason, kids. Watch in awe, and thrill as Robo wounds baddies, and turns into Super-Robo so they can sell more toys.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 9:31 p.m. CST

    IMPORTANT GARLAND INTERVIEW ABOUT DREDD

    by JOEUMAN

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7UrSkoXKeI&feature=youtu.be

  • I rarely go see movies in the theater but the 3D is a factor and of course if the movie is actually good. But I really enjoyed the comics as a teenager. The American reprints from Eagle comics. Brian Bolland became my favorite artist from those.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 9:39 p.m. CST

    He could get it

    by Dharma4

    HARD. -Namaste-

  • not a fact though just an opinion from hell

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 9:40 p.m. CST

    sorry i missed the point, SEE THIS MOVIE

    by Balkin Flabgurter

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 9:47 p.m. CST

    THINK TWICE INDEED. FINALLY...THIS IS DREDD

    by JOEUMAN

    It doesn't get any better character-wise but it can get bigger and deeper in sequels. Go see it more than once to get it there. IMPORTANT GARLAND PRODUCTION INTERVIEW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7UrSkoXKeI&feature=youtu.be

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    and yeah Mega City One was an important character in the comics

    by Rupee88

    It's too bad they can't incorporate more of it. I don't know how much budget would be required. But I remember the Block Wars storyline and just always loved how the blocks were named after popular actors, etc.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 10:33 p.m. CST

    PEACH TREES BLOCK IS THE CITY IN MICROCOSM

    by JOEUMAN

    ...and as such it is a character in the film. It's a block-war within one block.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 11:58 p.m. CST

    I like Karl Urban

    by CT1

    Always have

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Five bucks says he nailed Olivia Thirlby

    by Cash907

    Dredd - "Double Whammy" Lawgiver - *click* "Double Whammy"

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Why Dredd works so well

    by theyreflockingthisway

    We don't need any character set up or origin - all we need to know is that he's judge, jury and executioner and then you can get straight into the story The good thing about that is the story can just be like an issue of the comic. This time Dredd is trapped in a building fighting his way to the top and the next film can be any other story they want to put this character into. Kind of like Die Hard - you have this character but you don't need hours of backstory and set up to get who he is. The situation he's in tells you everything you need to know. I can't wait for the next Dredd film and there will be one. I don't even care if it's not on a bigger scale - I thoroughly enjoyed this one and more of the same will do me fine. Although an ABC Warrior wouldn't go amis :D Oh great interview btw.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Long time Dredd fan...

    by Uridium

    I grew up reading Dredd, and I cant recoment this film enough. Full to the brim with nods to the comic books, if you pay attention to the graffiti, shop signs, backgroud characters... you will see the attention that the film makers have paid to the source material. Yes, MC1 isnt quite what we expect, but I would hope that it will be expanded and brought to life in bigger budget sequels. And as was stated above by someone, if you are pissed off with hollywood pandering to the PG13 crowd and cutting fillms simply to get the younger kiddies into the cinema, then you really need to support films like Dredd. I hope to go see it a second time, and will be first in line for the DVD.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Rashomon - here's some social satire for you:

    by theyreflockingthisway

    You leaving your basement to just go and enjoy a good movie with friends.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 5:09 a.m. CST

    I laughed

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    So I'd say he's doing pretty good so far.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 5:13 a.m. CST

    America - go see DREDD.....

    by deathvalley69

    You will not regret it. The satire is there. The violence is there. The humour is there. This is the adaptation we've been waiting for.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 5:21 a.m. CST

    Shouldn't be too much of a 'sceptic' Rashomon...

    by JOEUMAN

    Dredd violently tries and fails to beat a confession out of a prisoner while the empathic Anderson looks on in dismay, she responds with: "that's not really neccessary" to which a reluctant Dredd stands back and takes his place in front of what's left of the US flag - 5 stars & the stripes - if that's not a small example of fascist behaviour - and satire - I'm not sure what you want.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 5:21 a.m. CST

    Shouldn't be too much of a 'skeptic' Rashomon...

    by JOEUMAN

    Dredd violently tries and fails to beat a confession out of a prisoner while the empathic Anderson looks on in dismay, she responds with: "that's not really neccessary" to which a reluctant Dredd stands back and takes his place in front of what's left of the US flag - 5 stars & the stripes - if that's not a small example of fascist behaviour - and satire - I'm not sure what you want.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Just Go See It, Guys!

    by SonOfChiba

    Whilst the satire that is ever important in the world of Dredd is present and correct, it takes a back seat. And that’s probably how it should be. This is a very faithful adaptation of the comic – the tone, the humor, the violence, the characterisations of Dredd and Anderson – it’s all there and it’s all accurate. And I say all this not as a fanboy or plant, but as someone who has read 2000AD since 1980. It works. It’s a very good film. Go see it, America - and help put a R-rated comic book movie on top of the box office, not just because it exists but because it genuinely deserves to be.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 6:19 a.m. CST

    That's only cause you're the butt of the joke killik

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    And your butthurtedness only makes it funnier.

  • sorry, couldn't resist. but you know the blu will have extra stuff on it.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Not an argument

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    so your reply just betrays the fact that you're a humorless dillhole. Maybe you should put on another sock, "rashomon", and argue with yourself some more. Or, maybe you could take theyreflockingthisway's advice and leave the basement and have some fun with friends...if you even have any.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 7:27 a.m. CST

    I second the motion...

    by quicksilver80

    That Urban's hair is awesome...also DREDD

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Uridium

    by SonOfChiba

    Totally agree, mate. Love the username, by the way.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 7:42 a.m. CST

    So, if the number of words in a post indicate that someone has lost an argument

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    Then judging by your last post...I WIN.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 7:53 a.m. CST

    awww upset that you lost by your own criteria?

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    No reason to storm off like a child with his hands over his ears. Take your own advice, dickhead, and just let it go.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Anyone else read this in Dredd's voice?

    by TheMachinist

    It's pretty funny.

  • Does the Lawgiver repeat voice commands in the new Dredd? If so, is the voice similiar to the Stallone film?

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    quake ii

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    Your move.... hotshot.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:39 p.m. CST

    quake ii - take ii

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    Not sure why it only posted my oh-so-clever payoff! Anyways - yes, the Lawgiver is voice-activated. But it doesn't repeat in a synthesised voice, rather it's a nifty visual readout on the barrel.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Ok, thanks. I liked the Lawgiver voice in the Dredd Vs Death game

    by Quake II

    I assume this Dredd production wanted to distance themselves from anything in the Stallone film so they dropped the Lawgiver voice confirmation. A bit of a letdown but if the movie kicks ass I'll get over it.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:55 p.m. CST

    DREDD'S GUN DOESN'T 'SPEAK' IN THIS FILM...

    by JOEUMAN

    ...COS THAT WOULD BE STUPID. IT DIDN'T TALK-BACK IN THE COMIC EITHER.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 4:27 p.m. CST

    By fuck I loved every second of it

    by bongo123

    Long time Dredd fan here went opening day to see with a bunch of other fans and I swear to god I smiled like a sonobitch the whole way through it, yes the Lawmaster looked like shit and yes MC1 looks fuck all like the comics but as was said in the movie and in interviews they showed only 1 sector which judging by its closeness to the cursed earth is a seriously run down section of the city and I'm sure in the sequels we'll move inland and see the proper sprawl of MC1 we all know and love but other than those two small minor gripes the whole film pretty much fucking rocked, my fav of the year so far, can't wait to go see again... Who would've though we'd finally see a kickass Judge Fucking Dredd film again

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Those photos make me hate him out of envy.

    by Royston Lodge

    Women want him and men want to be him.

  • Sept. 20, 2012, 4:56 a.m. CST

    Saw it last night in 3D and YES YES one more YES!

    by ricster

    Seriously, also went to see Recall last week and that overblown, shiney, Minority Report Blade Runner wannabe overproduced rewritten redrafted Holywood turd gets its ass totally JUDGED by the GB/SA co-produced with a third of the budget DREDD. Totally Fucking spot on. Go see it, thrice, then buy the blu ray. You have 20 seconds to comply.