Dredd 3D: Review Round Up. Looking Good!

Dredd 3D hits cinemas in the US on Friday (September 21,2012), so if you’re still undecided as to whether to make the trip down to the theatre, here are some reasons for why, in our review roundup.

Given that comic book adaptations are famously rubbish, they’re enjoying resurgence of late. The Iron Man, Batman and Spiderman films have all been met with critical acclaim, with The Dark Knight trilogy really setting the benchmark for future releases to come. Judge Dredd (played by Karl Urban in the film) is the story of a 2000AD "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner, has now been made into another film, following its rather unsuccessful 1995 cinematic debut. So, should you go and spend your money at the pictures on this one? Yes!

“Dredd 3D constantly impresses on a visual level, with a gritty style more akin to cult hits like District 9 or 28 Days Later than to standard Hollywood comic-book blockbusters,” says Hollywood Reporter’s Stephen Dalton. “What's exceptional is the orchestration of color, form, light and dark (lots of dark), 3-D technology and digital effects into a look that amounts to a vision,” writes Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal. But perhaps the best review comes from Phelim O'Neill of The Guardian, who writes simply: “In a world of compromised adaptations, Dredd is something of a triumph.” So there you have it, a worthy adaption that deserves a couple hours of your time! Have fun.


Tags: Karl Urban


More Karl Urban

J.J Abrams' 'Almost Human' Won't Go Past Season 1 - Cancelled

It’s been an up and down week for J.J Abrams. He finally announced his cast for his upcoming Star Wars Episode VII sequel, but his...

Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie Movie Review

The filmmakers make a serious mistake by aiming this educational epic at very young children, because they've undermined the considerable skill and artistry that have...

'Almost Human' Is Almost Worth Getting Exciting About

Almost Human is the latest series from Fringe creator JH Wyman, working under JJ Abrams' Bad Robot banner and airing on Fox last night (17...

Fox's New Series 'Almost Human' Receives Positive Reviews Ahead Of Premiere

Almost Human is set to air on Sunday and Monday (17th and 18th November) in a special two night event. The Fox series has received...


Fox Delays 'Almost Human' Premiere To Cash In On NFL Viewing

Fox has chosen to delay the premiere of its new science fiction series Almost Human. The network has decided to postpone the premiere, originally set...

Should Ryan Gosling Be The Next Batman? Actor Favored To Be Caped Crusader

Since it was announced at the San Diego Comic Con over the weekend that Batman will be appearing alongside Superman in the follow-up to this...

Riddick Trailer

Ex-convict Richard B. Riddick is back and more formidable than ever before. He is alone after being left for dead on a burning planet (not...

Star Trek Into Darkness Movie Review

After his successful re-imagining of the Star Trek universe four years ago, Abrams dives even deeper into the mythology, which is thrilling for fans but...



Karl Urban Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Karl Urban

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All