Movie Review: Dredd 3D Is One Great Big Beautiful Violent Music Video

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Movie Review: Dredd 3D Is One Great Big Beautiful Violent Music Video
Dredd 3-D may look like a bit of an afterthought in this movie season — it’s yet another reboot that couldn’t find a spot in summer proper — but it actually comes with some serious pedigree. Director Pete Travis proved himself an underrated and versatile stylist with films like Vantage Point and Endgame, and producer Andrew MacDonald (Shallow Grave, Trainspotting) and writer Alex Garland (The Beach, 28 Days Later, Sunshine) are alumni of the Danny Boyle School of Techno Expressionism. Cross these sensibilities with the half-stoic, half-tongue-in-cheek character of Judge Dredd himself, an all-purpose post-apocalyptic American lawman (cop, judge, jury, and executioner) created by European comic-book auteurs, and there’s potential here for something that goes beyond the usual action-movie posturing and heroic brooding.The movie lives up to much of that potential, in part because it doesn’t try to do too much. Nobody’s trying to take over the world here,
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