Negotiation’s Over, Punks! Ready or Not, Here’s The Dredd Trailer

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Karl Urban in Dredd (2012) Movie Image

Is it better than the Stallone version? We won’t know that for sure until the movie opens later this year, but if you were one of those waiting with bated breath to see what the rebooted Dredd looks like when’s moving (and more importantly, shooting), then here it is, the first full trailer for “Dredd”, starring Karl Urban as the futuristic lawman who takes no guff. In the future, “guff” can get you killed, doncha know. I’ve had issues with Dredd’s plastic-y looking armor in past photos released by the production, but I have to admit, as with Captain America’s costume, Dredd looks way better moving around in this trailer.

The plot of “Dredd” is eeriely similar to Gareth Evans’ “The Raid”. It’s actually pretty amazing how much the bulk of “Dredd” resembles “The Raid” (minus the whole futuristic lawman in a post-apocalyptic-ish world teamed up with a psychic partner, I mean), from cops storming a tenement building controlled by a crimelord, to the cops having to now fight their way out said building, which, they discover, is full of bad guys with murderous intentions. I’m sure it’s just coincidence, though, but it’s certainly an intriguing similarity.

Co-starring Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Jason Cope, Langley Kirkwood, Kevon Kane, Joe Vaz, Warrick Grier, Scott Sparrow, and Luke Tyler.

Dredd lays down the law whether you like it or not September 21, 2012.

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    I saw the movie like 3 days ago yet i’ve watched the trailer another 10 times since and will be going to see it again at least once more on the big screen. On reflection though, it’s not a ‘great’ film in and of itself – rather, Dredd is great, MC1 is a great vision, and this is a faithful reproduction of that greatness. It’s a small, low-budget day in the life of that greatness, a mere taste of it, nonetheless this is what makes it a great movie.

    It’s not that Urban – or the writers/directors – put on a particularly great act; but rather that they exercise the cool restraint that embodies Dredd. More mid-Atlantic than purebred American, it’s stiff upper lip, gone badass, on steroids. Understatement and grim humour.

    Sure, Urban, Thirlby and co. are good, enough, but the persona that steals every scene is Dredd’s. You just can’t get enough of that visual image – it’s almost immaterial who plays him, as long as it’s him… and this, is. What makes this a great film is that spellbinding aura, writ large…