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Pete Travis’ 2012 film Dredd was one of the better action movies in recent memory – which makes it all the more disappointing that it didn’t do very well at the U.S. box office. Karl Urban donned the visor previously worn by Sylvester Stallone and began doling out justice with extreme prejudice when he and his partner were trapped in a futuristic high-rise filled with criminals. It’s easy to Monday-morning quarterback the reasons that Dredd didn’t hit with audiences – it had to overcome both the reputation of the Stallone film (which wasn’t particularly good) and the fact that the lead character isn’t all that well-known in America. It also had the unfortunate luck of telling a tale of a cop stuck in a huge building full of criminals...

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