Ver­dict’s in on Judge Dredd

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Advertisement Feature - Dredd: 3D

THIS bone- shak­ing, teeth- rat­tlingly vi­o­lent epic makes mince­meat of Sylvester Stal­lone’s 1995 ver­sion of comic- strip lawman Judge Dredd.

On the rav­aged streets of a vast fu­tur­is­tic Amer­i­can con­crete jun­gle called Mega City, Judges like Dred­dare also the jury, an­dex­e­cu­tion­ers.

It pulses with ex­plo­sive ac­tion from the start as Dredd ( Keith Ur­ban, although all we see is his square bristly jaw be­neath his hel­met) goes af­ter deal­ers ped­dling the lat­est brain- fry­ing drug, Slo- Mo, an ad­dic­tive in­halant that slow­stheuser’sper­cep­tionof­time. When­there’sacall to a grisly triple homi­cide, it turns out to be quite a train­ing day for Dredd’s rookie side­kick An­der­son ( Olivia Thirlby). But her psy­chic pow­ers come in handy as the pair find them­selves fight­ing a blood- splat­tered bat­tleinthe200- story PeachTrees tower block where drug lord MaMa ( Lena Headey) runs her crim­i­nal em­pire.

If you’ve got a Smart TV screen and glasses I’m as­sured the 3D ef­fects will knock you off your sofa, but even in reg­u­lar 2D the Blu- ray is stun­ning. How­ever, be warned, it’s not for the faint- hearted! Name an­other film about a tower block raid. En­tries to Alex Gor­don, Dredd com­pe­ti­tion, by Thurs­day, Jan­uary 24.

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