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: The best quote I've ever heard.
: taylormotm 20 January, 2011, 09:41:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPOWmegu4m4

"This Judge Dredd will be the film that Judge Dredd fans have so richly deserved for the last 40 years.", said Karl Urban.
: Re: The best quote I've ever heard.
: Mark Taylor 21 January, 2011, 01:29:09 PM
It's nice to know that we deserved the film five or six years before the comic even started. We must be a really deserving bunch. ;)
: Re: The best quote I've ever heard.
: Professor Bear 21 January, 2011, 02:23:41 PM
Bigger numbers sound better when you're puffing up a character's long-term appeal to those not in the know.  Plus it's a round number - easier for the average punter to remember.  

It's far too early to be picking nits based on soundbites like that - Stallone apparently read the original comics by the dozen and look how well that turned out, while Michael Caine didn't even know his character's second name when Batman Begins was already in cinemas.  A bit of distance from the source material does no harm to an actor.
: Re: The best quote I've ever heard.
: M.I.K. 21 January, 2011, 03:12:20 PM
Urban also says in that interview "...back in 1977".

He's obviously just rubbish at sums.
: Re: The best quote I've ever heard.
: willthemightyW 21 January, 2011, 08:08:34 PM
Just because he said forty years doesn't mean he's not a fan. I don't mind if he isn't a fan, hopefully it wont affect the movie. But he may be fan and just, I dunno, said it like that for some reason. It's sometimes what I do, i think right this started in the seventies, it's been forty years since the start of the seventies etc...
Did that make any sense because I've just read it back and it sounds weird.
: Re: The best quote I've ever heard.
: Mark Taylor 21 January, 2011, 08:10:46 PM
My comment was light-hearted and not intended as a criticism of anybody. Obviously I'm as bad at humour as Urban is at sums. :-\
: Re: The best quote I've ever heard.
: willthemightyW 21 January, 2011, 08:15:51 PM
My comment was light-hearted and not intended as a criticism of anybody. Obviously I'm as bad at humour as Urban is at sums. :-\
Yeh, I didn't think you were criticising him, I was just saying, it's what people, myself included, tend to do sometimes.
: Re: The best quote I've ever heard.
: I, Cosh 21 January, 2011, 08:31:13 PM
You pedants are missing the point. This is obviously an allusion to the confusion over Dredd's own age and birth year occasioned by the accelerated cloning provess and is clear evidence that Urban and the rest of the crew are more versed in Dredd lore than you think.
: Re: The best quote I've ever heard.
: willthemightyW 21 January, 2011, 08:55:03 PM
quite clearly.
: Re: The best quote I've ever heard.
: HdE 22 January, 2011, 06:04:32 PM
Yer. That's what I thought.