Dredd 3D has been seeing quite the bump in popularity lately. Though it was first dismissed as a pointless remake, and then written off as a rip-off of The Raid: Redemption, the recent screening at Comic-Con has put the film in a complete 180 spin.
Many critics left the convention raving about it, admitting how wrong they were when they gave their initial impressions based on the trailer. It seems as if Dredd 3D is going to make quite a splash when it touches down in September and I, for one, cannot wait to see it.
Like many others, I was on the fence after seeing the first trailer but now, after reading the multiple reviews pouring out of Comic-Con, I’m hyped.
The new poster looks positively badass with the menacing Dredd standing with his back to a city in flames, foreshadowing the impending carnage and chaos that the film will provide.
Dredd 3D opens on September 21st, judgement is coming, folks!
The future America is an irradiated wasteland. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.
During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound’s control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.
The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and director Pete Travis bring Dredd to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film. Filmed in 3D with stunning slow motion photography sequences, the film returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip.