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: WHAT SHOULD THE NEW MEGA-CITY ONE LOOK LIKE?
: Beaky Smoochies 17 August, 2011, 04:24:50 AM
It would appear lately that with the release of Dredd a whole 14 months away, we seem to be losing a certain momentum when it comes to subject matter, so this is my attempt to try and get some decent conversing going, don't know how lasting this'll be, but I can give it a go anyhoo...

Now we've seen the Judge uniforms and (albeit in a dodgy spy-shot) the Lawmaster, what do other forum dwellers think and/or hope the new Mega-City One will look like, in other words, do y'all think it will be a more 'real' city- looking much more like a current city only bigger- or a more recognisably futuristic city like in the comics... or a combination of both...

My bet is that it will be like the Blade Runner or the 1995 Judge Dredd  'movie' (and yes, those inverted commas are deliberate) cityscapes, in that it will look recognisably futuristic but will still be a few steps from where we are now, minus the usual airborne traffic and hence the four-wheel vehicles seen in spy-shots previously, what does everyone else think...?
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: blackmocco 17 August, 2011, 05:25:55 AM
Don't think it's going to look anything like the '95 movie. If anything, based on what we've seen so far, I think it'll be based in a reality we're pretty familiar with. Just on a much bigger scale...
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: Radbacker 17 August, 2011, 05:58:19 AM
I'm imagining big huge ugly square concrete buildings, not much glass or perspex, grey drab and depressing.  sort of like estate style housing only on a massive scale.  No knob like domes for the buildings and an absolute mess of a road system (think LA with all the multi-level ring roads but completely run down with sections missing and unfinished).  Not futuristic at all just very similar to what we have now on a much much larger scale.
I'm hoping for a few fatties, simps and Uglies in the background just to keep a bit in line with the comics.

CU Radbacker
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: HatefulCactus 17 August, 2011, 06:27:07 AM
From what I've seen of the photos. Mega-City One might be a slightly more realistic version of The Fifth Element.
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: Goaty 17 August, 2011, 09:18:17 AM
It would appear lately that with the release of Dredd a whole 14 months away

It's 13 months away!
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: Dandontdare 17 August, 2011, 09:44:54 AM
The look of the city was the best thing about the 95 movie - I remember those first few minutes sweeping over the city thinking "Oh boy, this looks FANTASTIC!".

And then he spoke....
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: IndigoPrime 17 August, 2011, 10:32:56 AM
"Ah’m duh lahrw!"
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: Dirty Sanchez 17 August, 2011, 06:56:15 PM
I had to watch that scene about seven times to figure out even half of what he was trying to say to Hershey and Brisco. Tor Johnson had better diction in Plan 9 From Outer Space.
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: Mardroid 17 August, 2011, 07:00:40 PM
From what I've seen of the photos. Mega-City One might be a slightly more realistic version of The Fifth Element.

That wouldn't be a bad look at all. I do hope we see some of the domes etc, if only in the distance. I don't mind a more contemporary look to the buildings though. I think some artists have taken that route, and, being such a large city, I'm sure their are districts that look like that. And of course, this might be an earlier time period anyway, as others have said.

The look of the city was the best thing about the 95 movie - I remember those first few minutes sweeping over the city thinking "Oh boy, this looks FANTASTIC!".

I agree. The cityscape of the 95 film was smashing. I loved the robot too, not that I'm suggesting he should appear in this film...  I'm just partial to robots. Not in a Lobster Random kind of way, I hasten to add.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 17 August, 2011, 07:03:40 PM
Love him or hate him, he hasn't done too badly for a person who started off with this happening to him!

Complications his mother suffered during labor forced her obstetricians to use two pairs of forceps during his birth; misuse of these accidentally severed a nerve and caused paralysis in parts of Stallone's face. As a result, the lower left side of his face is paralyzed, including parts of his lip, tongue, and chin
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: Buddy 17 August, 2011, 07:59:30 PM
From what I've seen of the photos. Mega-City One might be a slightly more realistic version of The Fifth Element.

Photos??!

What photos???
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: JOE SOAP 17 August, 2011, 08:32:49 PM
Photos??!

What photos???

You're obviously not one of the privileged few then.


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: HatefulCactus 17 August, 2011, 08:38:26 PM
These are only set photos. So we can only imagine what the finished city might look like.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5202/5237163037_d84e4bccb8.jpg)
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5288/5237755460_e41d9f8440.jpg)
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5042/5237756962_707a53c881.jpg)
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5162/5237754298_09a052ebbf.jpg)
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: Misanthrope 17 August, 2011, 11:40:37 PM
Maybe like this?

(http://www.ias.umn.edu/images/collabs/08GlobalCities-Cairo.jpg)
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: Beaky Smoochies 18 August, 2011, 04:10:49 AM
Firstly, you're absolutely correct Goaty, it's 13 months away not 14, I suddenly noticed that AFTER I had posted, my bad and well played sir...

When I said it might be similar to the 1995 movie, I actually meant the new MC1 cityscape will still be instantly recognisable with buildings we have now only larger in scale (which that movie had), not that it would be a stylistic redux of the '95 debacle- who would want that anyway?  Those pictures taken in Johannesburg give a pretty clear indication what the new Big Meg might look like (you can just picture the CG buildings around the real ones), which, as some people have already said, will most likely be a more heightened and exaggerated version of a modern cityscape, not too stylised but not a drab, dreary, and depressing look either, plus it's highly likely we'll have winding freeways and elevated roads if the script is anything to go by, I wouldn't rule out neon signs and other decorum that would very much give the city it's megalopolistic character, it's gonna look fantastic however it turns out, I just know it (they've nailed everything else so far)...
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: JayzusB.Christ 18 August, 2011, 04:23:32 PM
Love him or hate him, he hasn't done too badly for a person who started off with this happening to him!

Complications his mother suffered during labor forced her obstetricians to use two pairs of forceps during his birth; misuse of these accidentally severed a nerve and caused paralysis in parts of Stallone's face. As a result, the lower left side of his face is paralyzed, including parts of his lip, tongue, and chin

Yeah, to be fair it wasn't his fault he was miscast in a shit film.  He did his best under the circumstances and at the time seemed really into the 2000ad Dredd.  Seeing him in First Blood recently made me realise that he is actually a good actor - and most interviews suggest he's a very smart and witty guy.

As for MC1 in the new film, yeah, it really does seem to be a huge council estate, doesn't it?  Not really a problem for me though, MC1 looks like that in some of the good stories such as Sunday Night Fever, Chopper and Mandroid.
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: spacemanspliff 26 August, 2011, 11:23:11 AM
Hi dudes,personally i'm hoping for a kind of fifth element style of Big Meg not the shots we've been given with a few catch wagons in it but please if anyone gets any images of the big meg POST IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! i need to know for a look at the city is a glimpse of the films direction.
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: JOE SOAP 26 August, 2011, 11:26:15 AM
Yeah, to be fair it wasn't his fault he was miscast in a shit film.

It was his name that got the film financed. He lobbied for it after Arnie threw his hat in the ring.
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: Michaelvk 09 September, 2011, 09:40:37 PM
Yeah, to be fair it wasn't his fault he was miscast in a shit film.

It was his name that got the film financed. He lobbied for it after Arnie threw his hat in the ring.

Ged to da h wah-gon!
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: Stan 10 September, 2011, 02:09:33 AM
Yeah, to be fair it wasn't his fault he was miscast in a shit film.

It was his name that got the film financed. He lobbied for it after Arnie threw his hat in the ring.

I thought as much but I agree with Jayzus' sentiment. He is an 80's legend regardless of the '95 debacle. Stallone, I mean.
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: JOE SOAP 10 September, 2011, 02:11:56 AM
He's an 80's bell-end.
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: Stan 10 September, 2011, 02:12:54 AM
Ged to da h wah-gon!
:) Always lowering the tone. We're trying to have a proper internet discusion here.
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: Stan 10 September, 2011, 02:17:31 AM
Why can't we edit posts? I hate this message board.

He's an 80's bell-end.

That's a horrible thing to say. I bet you hate John McLane too.
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: JOE SOAP 10 September, 2011, 02:21:14 AM
only in sequels.
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: Fuzzed 10 September, 2011, 12:11:01 PM

Ged to da h wah-gon!


*snorfle*


Why can't we edit posts? I hate this message board.

He's an 80's bell-end.

That's a horrible thing to say. I bet you hate John McLane too.

Die Hard 5 on the way. I'm not sure how to feel anymore. You can't hate John Maclaine/Mclane/MacLain/MaClane, it's just not possible no matter what Mr Soap says - he didn't mean it, Stan, just poke your fingers in your ears and chant yippiekiyay back to your happy place - but you can feel disappointed with what they do with his character. And the story. And other characters. And you know, the film as a whole.

I'm still happy there's a sequel though, awesome never-say-die characters should have sequels infinity. Like Dredd. Dredd Dredd Dredd. It'll be 2012 in a few months, folks, which means! - we'll be in the same year as Dredd 2012!! I find that ridiculously exciting.
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: Stan 10 September, 2011, 11:05:13 PM
:thumbsup:

Well at least it's not a remake. I've no idea why I brought John McLane into this but thanks for the heads up on the sequel. I wasn't aware of that.