Tuesday, January 15, 2013
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO
Not to be confused with the Stallone Judge Dredd (Which I actually liked) this one is much more true to the comic. Violent, over the top, action packed, and cheese as all hell.
In the future, law enforcers are Judges. Judge, as in Jury and Executioner as well. There cops who can give sentence to the criminals they go after. Life, parole, warning, death sentence. Judge Dredd is the most feared Judge in Mega City One.
The plot is simple, Dredd and his new partner, a really hot psychic rookie judge are investigating a homicide at a block in a slum area. The block is actually a giant high rise building that is being controlled by a crime lord named Ma Ma. She is producing a new drug called Slow-Mo which gets you so high it makes you think time is slowing down. Dredd and his partner take a suspect in for questioning, but before they can leave Ma Ma, who doesn't want the perp giving up any info on her organization has the building locked down, and orders Judge Dredd and his partner killed.
What follows in about 70 minutes of over the top action as Dredd must make his way up the Block to get to Ma Ma (Bad guys are always on the top of the high rise) amid chain guns, thugs, dirty cops, and random Block Dwellers. Violence galoer, with over the top gore make this not only a winner for fans of the book, but for action lovers as well.
3 out of 5 Stars.