With the upcoming remake (or reboot, redraw whatever the fuck they call it) of this movie, it’s prime time to check out the original movie starring the irreplaceable Sylvester Stallone (I mean that in a funny context) and Max von Sydow (not funny, he is great). I think that they could have use the CGI much better in this movie or cut it out completely, because some of the scenes seem painfully amateurish, and when we add to that the flying sequences the whole thing looks a bit weird… But on the positive side, the movie has its charm. When Sly says “I am thhhhhhhe Looooowwwww” I get a boner and start laughing at the same time… And with, at that time, really funny Rob Schneider as comic relief this movie classifies as one of those guilty pleasures. Of course, I like any movie that questions the established order and tries to predict whatever is going to happen with it.

In a not so distant future, the justice system suffered some changes, some major changes. Due to its slow process, now the city employs Judges, an elite policeman and judges all wrapped in one person. The cities crime rate increases exponentially and the judges are there to stop it, with the most fear judge ever, Judge Dredd leading them. But when power struggle in the cities council leads one of the councilman to resort to a more drastic measures the fate of all will be changed forever, and Dredd will have to find his archenemy… The music composed by phenomenal Alan Silvestri (Predator, Back to the Future, Forrest Gump…) adds another dimension to this movie. So if you are looking to have some fun, check out this movie, Sly was in the zone those years. And one last thing, the director of the movie Danny Cannon said that Stallone made some major changes in the script to make his character “better” and that after this movie he will not work again with so called “stars”…

Director: Danny Cannon

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante, Rob Schneider, Jürgen Prochnow, Max von Sydow, Diane Lane

Fun Facts: The scene in which Fergie mocks Dredd was improvised, and it turned out to be so funny to see Rob Schneider making fun of Sylvester Stallone that it was decided to keep it in the movie.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113492/

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