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SarcasticCaveman 7/18/2012 12:38:52 AM

 Sounds good...I might have to check it out.

DaForce1 7/18/2012 12:39:42 AM

 I'm a pretty big fan of Dredd, and I was mostly disappointed by the Stallone version. Yes, the Janus Project story was probably the easiest story to present to audiences that still weren't used to comic book movies telling a story that wasn't over-the-top, but at the same time they tried to cram too much in and at the same time alter some things to make it a Hollywood film. 

Looking forward to this version since I've heard nothing but good things, even if the story is a bit reminiscent of the recent Asian movie The Raid: Redemption. 

SmokingFrog77 7/18/2012 5:03:38 AM

Fark yeah, can't wait!

jedibanner 7/18/2012 6:20:54 AM

Well, will look into this, obviously in great 2D.

lusiphur 7/18/2012 6:52:48 AM

 I'm torn on this.  Not whether to see the movie or not.  That is a huge yes.  But I usually reserve my money for 3D for big movies (Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, etc).  But everything I've read or seen about this screams for me to see it in 3D.  Maybe I'll do the morning matinee and pay a couple of extra dollars for the 3D.  Still under $10, which is within my tight budget.  Can't wait to see it.

DarthoftheDead 7/18/2012 8:12:45 AM

 I AM THE LAW!!!!!!

Jakedamus 7/18/2012 3:11:47 PM

Honestly I don't know how you can call yourself a comic book reader if you haven't read 2000AD.

Have you heard of:

Alan Moore? Garnt Morrison? Mark Miller? Alan Grant?

Artists such as Brian Bolland? Dave Gibbons? Frank Quietly?

Where do you think these guys started? Ill tell you 2000AD.

In the 1980s DC and Marvel comics were subpar they were extended soap operas; the only comic with any merit for a long time was 2000AD until Marvel and DC worked it out and brought these guys in. They then set about changing the face of those comics.

Saying you haven't read Judge Dredd makes me question the legitamacy of anyone who believes they are quilified to comment on the comic book genre.

 

thezillaman 7/18/2012 8:23:44 PM

o.k i had high hopes for this one and it sounds real good, so im glad to read this as im looking forward to watching the new dredd and yes in 3D why not.

RobertTrate 7/19/2012 2:10:20 AM

Sorry Jakedamus, no one ever put a copy in my hand. I didn't know where to start with Dredd.

Alan Moore: Watchmen, League of Extradinary Gentlemen

Grant Morrison: Batman 

Mark Miller: Red Son, Kick Ass, Wanted, Secret Agent, Supercrooks

Dave Gibbons: Watchmen, Secret Agent, Star Wars

Frank Queitly: All Star Superman, Batman and Robin

I sought out Y The Last Man, The Walking Dead, eXiles, Planetary and Preacher all on my own. 

Having never read a Dredd comic is the reason why I didn't give you a review. 

Betenoire 7/19/2012 2:35:25 AM

I don't think one should ever have to have even seen a comic book before to be able to review a film based off one. Once a property switches mediums it is going to have to find support in that new medium or it will fail. Look at the sales numbers of most comics- even the hottest comic is going to fail when turned into a movie, TV show, radio drama or ballet if the only people who go see it are the same (limited) fans who shell out for the comic monthly (or whenever).

You switch mediums you are going to be judged (no pun intended) by what you bring to the table for what you are. I'm not going to sit through hours upon hours researching a character I may not know anything about before going to see a movie because if the movie can't tell me all I should know for its story it failed, not me. Basically I'm saying that yeah, it is as OK to do a review about a movie based on a comic character you aren't familiar with as it would be to write a review about a movie set in ancient Chin without geting a doctorate in Chinese History. Stuff stands on it own or it doesn't, it isn't up to the audience to fill in pieces the film makers didn't or couldn't for whatever reason.

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