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Re: DREDD reviews. (SPOILERS!)
« Reply #435 on: 09 September, 2012, 07:19:40 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.

Could she trigger it manually? She had plenty of time and opportunity after getting shot. I think it would only go off if and when her heart stopped.

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« Reply #436 on: 09 September, 2012, 07:23:16 AM »
i thought administering slo mo to ma ma was just poetic justice, nothing else. must admit i still piss myself thinking bout the scene where dredds pushed her out the window and a boarder-dont remember who sorry- put a santa hat on him sayin merry xmas on a still of it!

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« Reply #437 on: 09 September, 2012, 07:52:11 AM »
Yeah, I can't shake that image either, grrrr!

I noticed a few new things last night, I think when we see the four dirty judges on their bikes they ride past Hicklenton Block, which is just lovely. I saw an ad for Umpty Candy (it do say it, but it's the red and white sweeties of the strip) and one of the shops was "Otto's" something-or-other. I assume that's the esteemed Mr Sump's premises.

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« Reply #438 on: 09 September, 2012, 07:52:48 AM »
The best vocal review came from my date last night.  Never having come across Judge Dredd before, she said 'I really enjoyed that. It was miles better than that bloody Batman film.'

I think this ones a keeper!  :lol:

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« Reply #439 on: 09 September, 2012, 08:09:48 AM »
heh,yep keeper shaolin monkey! will keep an eye out for hicklenton block on my third viewing tonight pete.

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« Reply #440 on: 09 September, 2012, 08:09:55 AM »
heh,yep keeper shaolin monkey! will keep an eye out for hicklenton block on my third viewing tonight pete.

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« Reply #441 on: 09 September, 2012, 08:23:01 AM »

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!


This! - I wanted effective fighting and that's what I got. No 'balletic' anything, just get in there and get them down. Fantastic.

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« Reply #442 on: 09 September, 2012, 09:13:13 AM »
Like PJ, i hate you all.

No i dont- im insanely jealous of you all for having that experience.
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You know what? It sounds cheesy but I really wish the whole board could have gone to this. There was such a great atmosphere and a sense of camaraderie. We were all finally amongst people who understood. It was so lovely meeting everyone and sharing this exciting experience.

Everyone was so cool and it was great to meet Judge Fett, Bat King, Radiator, Joe Soap, SuperSurfer (sorry you didn't get in), Large 48, DarnMarr, Sherman Kid, Richmond, Bolt01 and loads more.

It would have been great to meet all the rest of you as well. I realise I'm all loved up, drunk on the heady, surreal experience and possibly talking bollocks but everyone who was there last night feels like a brother to me. I feel so lucky to be a part of all this and so grateful to Molch-R and everyone else for making it happen.

And I'm so glad we've still got 2000 AD after all these years and that we, the fans, are cared about to this extent.

Long live Tharg!


I jumped on board 2000Ad at Christmas so I'm a relative newbie. I just wanted to say that reading all the posts and knowing that you die hard fans have followed Dredd fanatically for decades, it made me smile to see you get your big pay off guys.

Big congrats fellas.

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Re: DREDD reviews. (SPOILERS!)
« Reply #443 on: 09 September, 2012, 09:55:33 AM »

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.


I reckon it's a combination of both.. The lawgivers locked back when empty, yet the tech we thought up for ti still had it lock into battery to be able to fire the specialist rounds with their own secondary charge electrically, without having the propellant blast out the open ejection port..
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« Reply #444 on: 09 September, 2012, 10:30:15 AM »
  Never having come across Judge Dredd before, she said 'I really enjoyed that.

That was some date.

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« Reply #445 on: 09 September, 2012, 11:10:44 AM »
Why did Dredd give MaMa slo-mo before pushing her out the window? Seemed like an odd thing for the character to do. I mean, I know it looked amazing and was done for that reason but... it didn't make much sense for Dredd to do that.

 I took it that his initial shot had put her into shock, maybe even causing some form of paralysis. Dredd then picks Ma-Ma up and walks her to the edge. He then administers the Slo-mo before she can regain her senses, to prevent her removing the trigger (which would have registered as having no pulse causing the bombs to detonate.) before she plummeted out of range or hit the floor.
 I don't think this Dredd would have given it to her as some form of poetic justice. But that's just my opinion.

 Stew.

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« Reply #446 on: 09 September, 2012, 11:18:50 AM »
Agree with SKD re the slomo's intended purpose. Dredd is bloody smart, quick-thinking, something some critics seem to miss in trying to pen this under 'mindless action' tag, and I can easily see him deciding on this course of action. Doesn't rule out him giving her a taste of her own medicine, but primary reason would be more inclined towards pragmatism I think.

Forgot to say I loved the music. Listening to it right now via DigitalSpy and it just brings it all back again, esp the track Judge Jury Executioner. Love it.

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« Reply #447 on: 09 September, 2012, 11:22:46 AM »
Could it have been so that she could have a good, long hard look at everything she's done to deserve that?
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« Reply #448 on: 09 September, 2012, 11:26:36 AM »
i thought administering slo mo to ma ma was just poetic justice, nothing else. must admit i still piss myself thinking bout the scene where dredds pushed her out the window and a boarder-dont remember who sorry- put a santa hat on him sayin merry xmas on a still of it!

I also thought it looked quite christmasy when they jump out on to the skate park. Think it was supposed to be dust from the explosion but still looked like snow to me.

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« Reply #449 on: 09 September, 2012, 11:29:14 AM »
Bloody LOVED it! THIS is Judge Dredd, not that camp catastrophe from years ago.

To me Dredd was to Judge Dredd what Batman Begins was to Batman and Robin: a darker, nastier, grittier and respectful reboot. It's also fitting that Joe stomps into cinema world a meaner, more brutal bastard than any of the American comic book icons. No pissing around, no weeping about every life being sacred, just bullets in the head of every lawbreaking scumbag and absolutely DESTROYING the throat of a traitor Judge.

Urban plays a fantastic Dredd. Not as grizzled as the version in my head, but that surely gives movie Dredd somewhere to go? I was initially a little sceptical about Thrilby's casting as Anderson, but she inhabited the character very well and I'm looking forward to seeing her develop into the optimistic foil to Dredd's nihilism just like in the comics. Headey also did a great job of making Ma-Ma seem fresh, rather than a stereotypical 'one mean bitch' she could've been.

I would've liked to have seen a 'bigger' Mega-City 1 (robots, uglies, massive roads choked with vechicles wrapped like snakes around the buildings etc) but appreciate the budget they were working with and the grittier style they were going for. And while it was a great "Don't f*** with me moment", the bit where Dredd emerges from the smoke to toss a guy down to the ground far below to send a warning really jarred with me - comic Dredd would've taken the clear shot he had at Ma-ma, not make a statement.

But these are minor niggles and personal preferences. I love that these are the most I can come up with and that I've finally seen my favourite comic book character, the one that got me reading comics in the first place, has finally got a film version worthy of him.

Now where's the sequel? :)
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