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2012-09-23 01:42:14 PM  
But was it good?
 
2012-09-23 01:43:09 PM  
End Of Watch was entertaining. The amount of slow motion shots in the trailers for Dredd 3D were too Snyder-esque for my taste,so I skipped it. Seems I made the right decision.
 
2012-09-23 02:09:43 PM  
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2012-09-23 02:15:27 PM  
I'm interested in seeing Dredd, I just didn't get a chance to go see it this weekend. I think its biggest problem is that the only knowledge most American's have of Judge Dredd is the god-awful Stallone version.
 
2012-09-23 02:15:30 PM  
"House at the End of the Street" could also be called "Jennifer Lawrence's cleavage, with a side of Elisabeth Shue, and boy that guy from 'Ally McBeal' got old".

Not bad at all, but no Hitchcock.
 
2012-09-23 02:19:50 PM  
Saw Dredd. Decent. A legitimately fun movie. It uses every single action movie cliche possibly ever, but it works. Some of the best/worst one-liners since Commando. The whole thing felt like a mix between Die Hard (taking place in the plaza) and a videogame.
 
2012-09-23 02:30:01 PM  
Dredd was awesome. It's such an improvement over the prior, and despite Dredd being something of an anti-hero... it's just a damn good film.
 
2012-09-23 02:34:18 PM  
All of the reviews that I've read (from trusted sources) agree that Dredd is a fun action film with little in the way of cheese and mostly faithful to the 2000 AD character. Just because it flopped, firstie, doesn't mean it isn't good. You must also love Nickelback.
 
2012-09-23 02:35:18 PM  

MadSkillz: But was it good?


Apparently, its sitting at a not too shabby 77% on rotten tomatoes right now. I was surprised, I was more expecting it to be one of those movies that are so bad that they are good.
 
2012-09-23 02:37:09 PM  
I saw it just yesterday, and it's actually not awful. Visually, it's the mostimpressive movieI've seen in 3D. They actually use it to good effect, and there's no major "jump out at you" scenes.

The story and acting are pretty meh. It's just a normal action flick in those regards.
 
2012-09-23 02:37:13 PM  
I didn't see the Dredd movie. I didn't want to see it. Is it based off of a comic book character? Just curious. My husband and I are actually waiting to see Hotel Transylvania. Did I mention that I am in my 40's and my husband is in his 50's? I want to be able to laugh and Dredd didn't seem to make me want to laugh. I could be wrong. Still ain't gonna see it.
 
2012-09-23 02:39:38 PM  
Didn't the original bomb too?
 
2012-09-23 02:41:59 PM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: I'm interested in seeing Dredd, I just didn't get a chance to go see it this weekend. I think its biggest problem is that the only knowledge most American's have of Judge Dredd is the god-awful Stallone version.


Most American's what have?
 
2012-09-23 02:46:35 PM  

AcneVulgaris: Didn't the original bomb too?


It was the first in a string of bombs that turned Stallone into the HGH-sodden punch line he is today.
 
2012-09-23 02:51:35 PM  
Dredd is a great movie, Urban kicks ass, the 3D is great. And yes, he says "I AM THE LAW!"
 
2012-09-23 02:53:58 PM  
fark it, let's all go see Looper.
 
2012-09-23 03:05:14 PM  
I liked Dredd 3d. Too bad it didn't do better.
 
2012-09-23 03:24:51 PM  
Olivia Thirlby was great as Judge Anderson.

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Plus I think the body count in the movie must be over 300, putting it within the top 10.
 
2012-09-23 03:39:21 PM  
Dredd vindicated my Man-Crush on Karl Urban. Very kick ass awesome action flick. I'm not sure how true it is to the comics, but enjoyable as hell.
 
2012-09-23 03:56:28 PM  
Dredd was fantastic. I'd recommend it to anyone who knows the character, and anyone who likes stylish action movies. I think the stink of the original is still hurting Dredd. Farking Stallone.
 
2012-09-23 04:06:45 PM  
Dredd was good. Not one of the greatest action movies but it was basically a "guns and explosions" movie with a brain. So yeah it was good.
 
2012-09-23 04:08:21 PM  

Erodeo: All of the reviews that I've read (from trusted sources) agree that Dredd is a fun action film with little in the way of cheese and mostly faithful to the 2000 AD character. Just because it flopped, firstie, doesn't mean it isn't good. You must also love Nickelback.


I bet Nickleback would be a great cover band.
 
2012-09-23 04:15:47 PM  

Apos: End Of Watch was entertaining. The amount of slow motion shots in the trailers for Dredd 3D were too Snyder-esque for my taste,so I skipped it. Seems I made the right decision.


Doesn't the plot of Dredd revolve around a drug called Slo-Mo? In this case, it seems like gratuitous use of slow motion is warranted.
 
2012-09-23 04:41:07 PM  
Am I the only one that hated the #HATES tag for "The House at the End of the Street".

Acronyms, how do they farking work?
 
2012-09-23 04:42:54 PM  
I thought about going to see Dredd on Friday night, ended up going for End of Watch instead. Don't feel particularly cheated by that decision - EoW was quite good as far as "movies you go see for the sake of having something to do on your night off" go. Might go see Dredd on Tuesday, when I can get in for half-price.

/csb?
//pointless post is pointless
 
2012-09-23 04:47:28 PM  

MadSkillz: But was it good?


Apparently. It's reviewing remarkably well. And I'm a big fan of the comics, so I'm pretty stoked on seeing it.
 
2012-09-23 04:53:27 PM  
Finished 6th behind Resident Evil and Nemo... Attention Hollywood - THis is not, I repete, NOT a story that translates well into a movie. Please quit making shiat ile this.

Thank you, your movie seeing public
 
2012-09-23 05:03:43 PM  

Erodeo: All of the reviews that I've read (from trusted sources) agree that Dredd is a fun action film with little in the way of cheese and mostly faithful to the 2000 AD character. Just because it flopped, firstie, doesn't mean it isn't good. You must also love Nickelback.


If anything, the vision of Megacity 1 is even more dystopian in the film than it is in the comic, which is very cool.

/ Saw this yesterday, thoroughly enjoyed it
// theater was practically empty, which doesn't bode well
/// hope word-of-mouth and future DVD sales save it.
 
2012-09-23 05:05:17 PM  
I thought Dredd was fantastic. Sooooooo much better than Resident Evil.
 
2012-09-23 05:12:04 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Apos: End Of Watch was entertaining. The amount of slow motion shots in the trailers for Dredd 3D were too Snyder-esque for my taste,so I skipped it. Seems I made the right decision.

Doesn't the plot of Dredd revolve around a drug called Slo-Mo? In this case, it seems like gratuitous use of slow motion is warranted.


....which is a damn clever pretext to overuse it,so I'll give them that.
 
2012-09-23 05:40:16 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Erodeo: All of the reviews that I've read (from trusted sources) agree that Dredd is a fun action film with little in the way of cheese and mostly faithful to the 2000 AD character. Just because it flopped, firstie, doesn't mean it isn't good. You must also love Nickelback.

If anything, the vision of Megacity 1 is even more dystopian in the film than it is in the comic, which is very cool.

/ Saw this yesterday, thoroughly enjoyed it
// theater was practically empty, which doesn't bode well
/// hope word-of-mouth and future DVD sales save it.


I swear the film makers saved money by just flying over LA a few times in a helicopter and the filming inside a Detriot tenement building.

This will be a cult classic once it hits cable.
 
2012-09-23 05:41:12 PM  
i saw end of watch this weekend. aside from the ridiculous amount of shaky cam, damn good flick--especially if you're into the whole LA Cop Movie genre like Training Day, etc.
 
2012-09-23 06:01:19 PM  
I'm determined to see Dredd tonight. I've been looking forward to it ever since they announced it. At some point this week I'll be going to House at the End of the Street. It looks okay at best, but I've developed quite a huge thing for Jennifer Lawrence.
 
2012-09-23 06:14:27 PM  
Dredd was much better than expected. Definitely makes up for the Stalone version.
 
2012-09-23 06:27:36 PM  
Saw The Master...still don't really know what to say about it, but Joaquin Phoenix gave one of the best performances inthe history of film, and even outdid P.S. Hoffman. Which I didn't think was possible, especially considering that he too knocked it out of the park.
 
2012-09-23 06:44:18 PM  
Saw Dredd today and it was great - everything I was expecting it to be.
It's basically "The Raid: Redemption" plus "Robocop". I think word-of-mouth after its theatrical run will redeem it.
 
2012-09-23 07:08:21 PM  
The success of a film should be measured over the course of generations, not its first weekend of inflation-unadjusted ticket sales. Many movies we now consider classics flopped in their initial releases.
 
2012-09-23 07:13:33 PM  

Cosmk: Saw The Master...still don't really know what to say about it, but Joaquin Phoenix gave one of the best performances inthe history of film, and even outdid P.S. Hoffman. Which I didn't think was possible, especially considering that he too knocked it out of the park.


Yeah, The Master is one of those movies where I'll have to watch it again months from now. It's like PT Anderson's Terrence Malick homage and I mean that in a good way. Joaquin Phoenix just owned the movie, well maybe not owned but he was just a force of nature that the rest of the movie reacted to. I would not be surprised if he's nominated.
 
2012-09-23 08:24:08 PM  
Judge Dredd looks like a Syffy Saturday special, glad it bombed, so there will be no more sequels.

The Master was amazing. Phoenix, wow. Hoffman WOW.
 
2012-09-23 08:30:43 PM  
Gaambit

You're right. If there's any way, I think word-of-mouth may play a factor.

I ended up seeing House at the End of the Street. Wasn't great by any means, but the acting was decent enough to make it more than tolerable. It plays a lot like Orphan I found.
 
2012-09-23 08:49:24 PM  
Liked 'End of Watch' - in many respects (imho) better than 'Training Day' - better representative of cops I've known. Denzel W's brilliance carried the latter, but in a way similar to some Jack Nicholson movies - it becomes a medium about Jack. Whereas I'd pay what I consider high praise for Jake G & Michael Ps' performances - they were cops, right down to the goofy HS/military pranks/humor.

Was disappointed w/ latest Resident Evil flick - first of the line that I thought wasn't worth the price of the popcorn. (BTW AMC: six bucks for a freaking small? Last one I'm buying from you...)

Dredd was... solid. If I were to rate similar movies I'd say 'Priest' > Dredd > Jonah Hex, (but what recent movie isn't > Jonah Hex... )

/want to see 'The Master' - guess I'll have to wait a few months until it makes it to the arthouse theater.... :>/
//critics weren't kind to Jennifer L's new movie... Shooting for matinee Tuesday.
 
2012-09-23 08:56:47 PM  

AntonChigger: MadSkillz: But was it good?

Apparently, its sitting at a not too shabby 77% on rotten tomatoes right now. I was surprised, I was more expecting it to be one of those movies that are so bad that they are good.


And the movies with the rotten tomato ratings are competing for top spot at the box office.

Lowest common denominator, indeed...
 
2012-09-23 09:03:18 PM  

fribbley: ... Sooooooo much better than Resident Evil.



Biggest mistake I made this week was seeing that in IMAX. I should have just burned $17.50 instead...
 
2012-09-23 09:12:41 PM  
The wife and I loved it. Haven't had a good dumb action movie in a long time. Perfect pacing, Die Hardesque, wasn't offensive to the intellect in that it knew exactly what movie it was supposed to be. Perfect.
 
2012-09-23 09:30:17 PM  
If you need a dose of the old ultraviolence, then Dreed is perfect for you. Unapologetic and in your face. Not enough good quotable lines to make it a cult classic unfortunatly.
 
2012-09-23 10:01:03 PM  

Funbags: Judge Dredd looks like a Syffy Saturday special, glad it bombed, so there will be no more sequels.

The Master was amazing. Phoenix, wow. Hoffman WOW.


Dredd was good, you're a moran. WOW
 
2012-09-23 10:26:32 PM  

MadSkillz: But was it good?


Yes. Saw it tonight and it was.
 
2012-09-23 11:15:25 PM  

Gaambit: Saw Dredd today and it was great - everything I was expecting it to be.
It's basically "The Raid: Redemption" plus "Robocop". I think word-of-mouth after its theatrical run will redeem it.


IMHO, whoever wrote the script for "Robocop" HAD to have been influenced by the Judge Dredd comic back in the day.
 
2012-09-23 11:18:36 PM  
Were there Fattys in the new Dress movie?
 
2012-09-23 11:42:55 PM  

zimbach: The success of a film should be measured over the course of generations, not its first weekend of inflation-unadjusted ticket sales. Many movies we now consider classics flopped in their initial releases.


Yup, there's Citizen Kane, for example. You can also say the same thing for TV Shows. Didn't the original Star Trek show only last one season?
 
2012-09-23 11:55:01 PM  
I really enjoyed Dredd.

Being very familiar with the source material, it's hard to predict how your average American would view it, but I think they would like it on the whole. If you enjoyed District 9, you should like this.

As a fan, I describe it this way: The characterization of Dredd and Anderson were spot on (with allowances for it being Anderson's "first day"). Plenty of nods to continuity. What was missing was Mega City One. This version of the city is near future, lacking the flying cars, colorful characters and "what if" sci-fi trappings. In a way, it's the reverse of the Stallone clunker in that they forewent the spectacle and remained true to the spirit.

Also, I really dislike 3D in movies. But this movie had a legitimate in-universe reason for you to spend long minutes staring at hypnotic 3D effects. Not only did it not take you out of the movie, it's the one case where 3D actually enhanced the storytelling.
 
2012-09-24 12:31:47 AM  
I saw it opening day. I really enjoyed it. I almost went to a midnight opening because I wanted to see it so bad. It was a lot of fun. It's just an all out action flick. And Karl Urban was awesome as Dredd. He really knocked it out of the park.

/I must confess, as bad as the Stallone version is, I enjoy that too.
 
2012-09-24 12:44:37 AM  

MadSkillz: But was it good?


Yes. It was very good.
 
2012-09-24 01:28:25 AM  

trippycrazy12: ...Didn't the original Star Trek show only last one season?


Almost only two, then a letter writing campaign kept it around for a third.
 
2012-09-24 01:55:53 AM  
Hmm. I guess I'll have to go on Farkers' general consensus on Dredd. The original kinda missed the whole point: the people behind the comic were horrified to discover that American audiences were cheering for Dredd at the end of the original abortion of a movie.

Dredd is supposed to be a cautionary tale, not a roadmap.


PRO-TIP: fascist characters are not role models
 
2012-09-24 02:08:01 AM  

Tsar_Bomba1: fribbley: ... Sooooooo much better than Resident Evil.


Biggest mistake I made this week was seeing that in IMAX. I should have just burned $17.50 instead...


Like the other RE films were beacons of greatness...

/Paul WS Anderson is the Uwe Boll of US/UK filmmaking.
 
2012-09-24 02:40:35 AM  
From the trailer it looked like a Hollywood remake of The Raid: Redemption but with Judge Dredd and gratuitous slow motion. Is it as good?
 
2012-09-24 04:30:07 AM  
Saw Dredd in 2D and loved it, after hearing about all the good reviews of it in 3D I might just have to go see it again. It costs me like $6 to see it in 3D, worth it.
 
2012-09-24 05:05:27 AM  
We unfortunately watched "The Master" What waste of time. Probably the worst movie ever.
 
2012-09-24 07:49:45 AM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: I'm interested in seeing Dredd, I just didn't get a chance to go see it this weekend. I think its biggest problem is that the only knowledge most American's have of Judge Dredd is the god-awful Stallone version.


And, of course, the Anthrax song.
 
2012-09-24 08:39:26 AM  
Yeah, Dredd isn't a movie you'll buy for home release and watch over and over again, but it was DEFINITELY worth the price of admission to see it on the big screen in 3D. Also, the slow motion in the movie is used really well and as a concrete plot element (the focus is on a gang pushing a drug that makes the user perceive time in slow motion - they only do the effect a half dozen times when someone's stoned out of their gourd). I'm sure that was written after somebody decided they wanted to use some slow-mo, but I really appreciate the effort.

Sitting through the movie, my main thought was, "This is good science fiction. Too much science fiction I've seen lately has been about obscuring shiat through complexity and magic-science. This is just some nice, solid, junk-food sci-fi."
 
2012-09-24 09:44:34 AM  

Jizz Master Zero: I'm determined to see Dredd tonight. I've been looking forward to it ever since they announced it. At some point this week I'll be going to House at the End of the Street. It looks okay at best, but I've developed quite a huge thing for Jennifer Lawrence.


Huh...given your username, I'd figure you know how to deal with just that situation.
 
2012-09-24 10:01:34 AM  
I saw it in 3D this weekend, very good movie compared to what I was expecting. Pretty graphics along with excellent cheesy acting from Karl, Olivia and Lena. I'd highly recommend seeing it. Just go in with low expectations and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
 
2012-09-24 10:29:00 AM  
Saw Dredd, loved it, but I didn't see it in 3D, so I suspect I missed a good bit of the draw.

The ultraviolence was completely over the top, and so stylized it made me think of '300'.

/The dude pissing his pants was the best part of the movie, imo.
 
2012-09-24 01:17:30 PM  

mecaenas: From the trailer it looked like a Hollywood remake of The Raid: Redemption but with Judge Dredd and gratuitous slow motion. Is it as good?


Not as good, but still a hell of a lot of fun. I'd say it's the guns and explosions version of The Raid.

That said, packed theater on opening night at the Arclight for The Raid was the best movie-going experience I've ever had, so Dredd had a lot to live up to.
 
2012-09-24 03:34:28 PM  
As a fan, I describe it this way: The characterization of Dredd and Anderson were spot on (with allowances for it being Anderson's "first day"). Plenty of nods to continuity. What was missing was Mega City One. This version of the city is near future, lacking the flying cars, colorful characters and "what if" sci-fi trappings. In a way, it's the reverse of the Stallone clunker in that they forewent the spectacle and remained true to the spirit.

Also, I really dislike 3D in movies. But this movie had a legitimate in-universe reason for you to spend long minutes staring at hypnotic 3D effects. Not only did it not take you out of the movie, it's the one case where 3D actually enhanced the storytelling.


THIS.

Stylistically, it was very much like The Crow. The violence was a hard R like Robocop or Saw.

I thought Dredd himself was too much of a minor character though. And they definitely should have at least put the Anthrax song in the closing credits.
 
2012-09-24 04:01:17 PM  

LindenFark: I really enjoyed Dredd.

Being very familiar with the source material, it's hard to predict how your average American would view it, but I think they would like it on the whole. If you enjoyed District 9, you should like this.

As a fan, I describe it this way: The characterization of Dredd and Anderson were spot on (with allowances for it being Anderson's "first day"). Plenty of nods to continuity. What was missing was Mega City One. This version of the city is near future, lacking the flying cars, colorful characters and "what if" sci-fi trappings. In a way, it's the reverse of the Stallone clunker in that they forewent the spectacle and remained true to the spirit.

Also, I really dislike 3D in movies. But this movie had a legitimate in-universe reason for you to spend long minutes staring at hypnotic 3D effects. Not only did it not take you out of the movie, it's the one case where 3D actually enhanced the storytelling.


I concur - Dredd is a great adaptation of a B-list comic book with a cult audience. And the Slo-Mo? When I left the theater, my first thoughts were, "I gotta get me some of this shiat."
 
2012-09-25 09:17:55 PM  
I liked Dredd 3D. I was expecting it to be bad, and was really pleasantly surprised. It's less futuristic than the comics but IMHO that was a good choice. I was also expecting a lot of cheap 3D slow-motion scenes but it felt like it was not overused too much. It's more like "ooohhh I'm high, everything is slow and so pretty, why is the floor coming at me?" rather than "look how badass I am I can dodge bullets in slow-motion". Dredd is more like "I'll just stand here and shoot you in the face", which is how he should be.
 
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