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Re: DREDD reviews. (SPOILERS!)
« Reply #420 on: 09 September, 2012, 12:05:45 AM »
I assumed that the trigger was a bluff, hence the "yeah" as in "yeah, thought so."

But I suppose it makes sense that to throw her out on slow mo would mean she wouldn't die of shock so would make it to the ground.

Both work for me.

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Re: DREDD reviews. (SPOILERS!)
« Reply #421 on: 09 September, 2012, 12:13:27 AM »
I assumed that the trigger was a bluff, hence the "yeah" as in "yeah, thought so."

But I suppose it makes sense that to throw her out on slow mo would mean she wouldn't die of shock so would make it to the ground.

Both work for me.

I think the trigger mechanism was too out of range to work through concrete 200 blocks below.
That's my take on it anyway.

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Re: DREDD reviews. (SPOILERS!)
« Reply #422 on: 09 September, 2012, 12:20:08 AM »
Yeah, but I mean she had to have slow mo to get out of range.

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Re: DREDD reviews. (SPOILERS!)
« Reply #423 on: 09 September, 2012, 12:24:25 AM »
Yeah, but I mean she had to have slow mo to get out of range.


Ma-Ma had only rigged the top blocks as far as I understood it.

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Re: DREDD reviews. (SPOILERS!)
« Reply #424 on: 09 September, 2012, 12:26:38 AM »
I am agreeing with you, but just thinking that Dredd may have given her slow mo so that when she is thrown out of the window she doesn't have a heart attack or something as she would still be in range if you get me?

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Re: DREDD reviews. (SPOILERS!)
« Reply #425 on: 09 September, 2012, 12:46:13 AM »
I am agreeing with you, but just thinking that Dredd may have given her slow mo so that when she is thrown out of the window she doesn't have a heart attack or something as she would still be in range if you get me?

Honest, Dredd want her to suffer a lot with Ma-Ma felt the death sentence when she can felt it all in Slo-Mo, that how bastard Dredd is!

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« Reply #426 on: 09 September, 2012, 12:59:37 AM »
I am agreeing with you, but just thinking that Dredd may have given her slow mo so that when she is thrown out of the window she doesn't have a heart attack or something as she would still be in range if you get me?

Honest, Dredd want her to suffer a lot with Ma-Ma felt the death sentence when she can felt it all in Slo-Mo, that how bastard Dredd is!

But it's illegal to take slo-mo and so Dredd giving it to her... it makes him an accomplice to a crime, doesn't it!?

I guess I can buy the slowing down her reactions explanation. Though it's been shown at a few points throughout the film that taking slo-mo doesn't prevent perps from taking aim and firing at Dredd. I suppose I felt that this ethical/narrative conundrum could have been avoided simply enough by having MaMa take the drug herself after she's been shot. But then the slo-mo does create a euphoric state and therefore slows down the heartbeat, preventing death until impact. OK, I'll but it too :P

Also cool: Dredd headbutting that Wire perp. Looked quite painful  :o


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Re: DREDD reviews. (SPOILERS!)
« Reply #427 on: 09 September, 2012, 01:01:57 AM »
Personally I think he just wanted her to suffer, and that she was just bluffing, but my friend who I watched it with thought the above. But yeah either way, it was still an awesome death scene. That face splatter was ace! Would have liked to have seen it in fast motion though maybe, give a bit more shock value.

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« Reply #428 on: 09 September, 2012, 01:04:19 AM »
Went to see the 2D showing in Scarborough, Saturday afternoon. There were only 3 people in the audience plus 1 staff member! Bit worrying... I hope it picks up over the next few days.

I'm not sure why, but there were no adverts or trailers before, just straight into the movie... nice!

Favourite bit of the movie - When Anderson fires her gun up under the chin of that guy and through the top of his head!  Awesome!

Least favourite bit - cutting way too soon when Anderson unzips! Heh!

Seeing the movie has put me in a good mood, and I might actually continue with the Bolland style Anderson picture I started well over a year ago in the creative common section.

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Re: DREDD reviews. (SPOILERS!)
« Reply #429 on: 09 September, 2012, 01:04:40 AM »
Also Goaty, where did that awesome sig come from? haha.



Also cool: Dredd headbutting that Wire perp. Looked quite painful  :o



Yeah, I was surprised he still had a face left after that.

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Re: DREDD reviews. (SPOILERS!)
« Reply #430 on: 09 September, 2012, 01:51:05 AM »
Dredd was definitely applying a bit of punishment with his sentencing. He threw the second in command off the balcony, that's not instant justice. And Ma-Mas' was a very drawn out affair, great for us, but poor bitch.
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Re: DREDD reviews. (SPOILERS!)
« Reply #431 on: 09 September, 2012, 02:54:32 AM »
I am agreeing with you, but just thinking that Dredd may have given her slow mo so that when she is thrown out of the window she doesn't have a heart attack or something as she would still be in range if you get me?

Yep, this is how I see it too. Dredd says something like "What's the range on that thing? We're 1km up, can it get through 200 stories of plaster and steel?"

So for me, he throws her to get her out of range and the slo-mo is to prevent a heart attack.

Went to see it for the second time tonight with Mrs Pete, she came out of the cinema like an excited little girl! We enthusiastically chatted about the film for easily an hour. She wasn't even this excited about her precious Harry Potters!

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Re: DREDD reviews. (SPOILERS!)
« Reply #432 on: 09 September, 2012, 03:35:12 AM »
I hope you all enjoyed the weapons handling, room entry drils and the unarmed combat scenes, as I fucking did.

When they did the sequence after he threw the smoke grenade and they advanced towards the perps, I knew we were onto a winner. The grenade is there to fuck up your breathing and impair you vision. At the same time the perps heartbeats will rise, which means they won't have a steady aim, if they can even see where to aim. Dredd on the other hand calmly advances through them and takes out the nearest one with a double tap and then moves onto the next. The reason he can do this is the training and trusting in his weapon and his body armour!

The room entry after the flash bang goes off. Again the noise and bright light completely disorientate the perps. They will be temporarily blinded and have severe ringing in their ears. Dredd and Anderson can move through them and just pick them off with ease. At the end Dredd ejects his mag and puts on a full one, he may have used all the rounds in the other mag (I didn't see him have a dead mans click) but more than likely he wants a fresh one on in case they have another contact straight away.

The room entry drills were lovely, especially as Dredd (I'm sure it was him but I may be mistaken) taps Anderson on her shoulder to say advance, I'm with you now. I really enjoyed that. They also did some swift moves as they turned corners and kept the direction of the barrel in line with their eyes. Where the eyes look the barrel points!

The unarmed combat was lovely, effective moves to disable and kill. We don't need protracted scenes of hitting people with bars and such crap and they still don't go down, that every other film has. When the Judges fight it's with minimum fuss but maximum damage!

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Re: DREDD reviews. (SPOILERS!)
« Reply #433 on: 09 September, 2012, 05:29:00 AM »

My fav bits were the headbutt (bloody brutal)...

Funny story - when that happened, I let out a slightly-too-loud 'YEAH!' and the big guy in the seat in front of mine actually punched the air!
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Re: DREDD reviews. (SPOILERS!)
« Reply #434 on: 09 September, 2012, 05:57:15 AM »
I am agreeing with you, but just thinking that Dredd may have given her slow mo so that when she is thrown out of the window she doesn't have a heart attack or something as she would still be in range if you get me?
I thought it was  so she wouldn't have the reactions to trigger the device.
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