Dredd 3D: Justice is Finally Served
Karl UrbanOlivia Thirlby...
3DAction & Adventure...
In 1 Cinema
Set in a more violent and grim future, America is nothing but a wasteland and the streets are no longer patrolled by ordinary police officers. The surveillance control has been handed over to the merciless judges; who have the right to carry out arrests, hand out sentences and execute the guilty-when needed.
Dredd (Urban) is one of the most feared and experienced judges out there and he makes a perfect choice of a mentor for rookie judge trainee, Cassandra Anderson (Thirlby). A ‘mutant’ whose unparalleled psychic abilities might come in handy in their fight against crime, Cassandra’s future as a street judge looks promising.
The action is compelling, bloody and in-your-face, and the 3D effect definitely serves to enhance rather than obstruct the enjoyment of the huge number of explosive scenes. The 3D particularly stands out within the context of the ‘Slo-Mo’ drug; its creativity peaks in showing the drug’s effects on those who are taking it.
As a ferocious Judge Dredd, Urban stays true to the comic-book character. He is relentless, unforgiving and compelling; unlike his forerunner, he never removes his helmet. The judge-in-training, Thirlby, keeps up with the pace pretty well and in the role of Ma-Ma, Headey creates a vicious monster who has no time for sympathy.