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(Yahoo)   No one knows if Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Lawrence, or Jake Gylenhaal's movie took top at the box office this weekend, but one thing is certain: Judge Dredd bombed   (movies.yahoo.com) divider line 24
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2012-09-24 02:08:01 AM
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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.
2012-09-23 02:19:50 PM
2 votes:
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.
2012-09-24 04:01:17 PM
1 votes:

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."
2012-09-24 10:29:00 AM
1 votes:
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 12:31:47 AM
1 votes:
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.
2012-09-23 11:55:01 PM
1 votes:
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.
2012-09-23 10:01:03 PM
1 votes:

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 08:56:47 PM
1 votes:

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 07:08:21 PM
1 votes:
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 06:27:36 PM
1 votes:
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 05:41:12 PM
1 votes:
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 05:12:04 PM
1 votes:

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 05:05:17 PM
1 votes:
I thought Dredd was fantastic. Sooooooo much better than Resident Evil.
2012-09-23 05:03:43 PM
1 votes:

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 04:15:47 PM
1 votes:

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 04:06:45 PM
1 votes:
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 03:56:28 PM
1 votes:
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 03:39:21 PM
1 votes:
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 03:24:51 PM
1 votes:
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 02:53:58 PM
1 votes:
fark it, let's all go see Looper.
2012-09-23 02:51:35 PM
1 votes:
Dredd is a great movie, Urban kicks ass, the 3D is great. And yes, he says "I AM THE LAW!"
2012-09-23 02:34:18 PM
1 votes:
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 02:30:01 PM
1 votes:
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 02:15:30 PM
1 votes:
"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.
 
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