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In the year 2139, the Earth has changed into a virtually uninhabitable place called the Cursed Earth. All of the Earth's population have crowded into the cities across the planet, now known as Mega-Cities. The crimes in these Mega-Cities became so violent and so powerful, that the regular justice system was powerless to contain, then it collapsed completely. However, a new justice system came from the ashes, there were three justice systems in one (police, jury and executioner), they were called Judges. In Mega-City One (formerly, New York City), there was a Judge, named Joseph Dredd, who was the toughest and most stringent Judge in history. One day, he was charged with murder, and was tried and sentenced to life in prison because of it. Written by
Jerry Goldsmith was originally scheduled to score the film, but due to scheduling problems had to drop out. However, as a favor to the producers, he wrote an original score for the film's original teaser trailer that has since been used on a number of other trailers. David Arnold was originally hired to replace him, but was himself replaced by Alan Silvestri because the producers felt he was too closely allied to director Danny Cannon. See more »
Rico kills the council with multiple bullets, yet when Griffin shoots himself with 1 bullet the Judges in the black suits come running in. (Unless it was all setup by Griffin). See more »
In the third millennium, the world changed. Climate, nations, all were in upheaval. The Earth transformed into a poisonous, scorched desert, known as "The Cursed Earth". Millions of people crowded into a few Megacities, where roving bands of street savages created violence the justice system could not control. Law, as we know it, collapsed. From the decay rose a new order, a society ruled by a new, elite force. A force with the power to dispense both justice and punishment. They ...
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Performed by Ryo Aska
Produced and Arranged by George Acogny
Music by Ryo Aska
Lyrics by Ervin Bedward
Published by Yamaha Music Foundation/Real Cast Inc.
Aska appears courtesy of Yamaha Music Foundation/Real Cast Inc. See more »
Standard blockbuster fare for people who like things that go bang but not much more than that
In the future the world has been scorched and is uninhabitable. The cities
are overflowing and cramped. Violence and crime has gotten to the stages
that the courts and juries of the past were unable to cope. The Judges were
planned to be police, judge and executioners the ultimate law keepers.
The strictest of these is Judge Dredd. However Dredd's history is revealed
when his long-forgotten genetic twin escapes from captivity and kills high
ranking council members. The DNA evidence points to Dredd and he is
sentenced accordingly. However he escapes with hacker Fergie and returns to
the city to try and stop Rico's plan for his own laws.
It's been a few years since I saw this in the cinema and I thought I'd give
it another go. However I had only average memories of it memories that
were pretty close to the mark now that I've seen it again. The film starts
reasonably well and has a good little bit of humour in it the recycling
bot that says `recycle waste for food, it's good for the environment and OK
for you!' is my favourite! However any nice touches like this and any
debate on the nature of the Judges is quickly lost in a by-the-numbers
The action is OK but not great and the film doesn't manage to ever really
have a genuine sense of excitement or tension. Director Cannon is much
better at style than substance and here he proves that again. The cartoon
violence will be OK for teenagers but is too basic and undemanding for many
I think. The cityscapes are quite good but a tad OTT. Bladerunner got it
pitch perfect all those years ago and every film since has tried to up the
Stallone is a pretty good choice for Dredd because of his strong chin. I
didn't care less if he removed his helmet or not, but his constant speaking
in catchphrases did annoy me a bit. Oh and I've heard a life time of
`law' and `court' puns and kiss-off lines. Schneider is a misjudged comedy
sidekick, he isn't used well and just gets in the way. The film would have
been better without his `relief' and gone darker. Assante is a strong
villain and the council is full of famous faces. Lane has nothing to do as
Overall this is a cartoon for teenagers and those just looking for lots of
bangs. However, even for that crowd this may prove a little basic I
wanted it to be more sophisticated than it was and be darker (but not just
violent as it has been misinterpreted as here). Maybe worth a watch with a
beer and pizza but the fact that we haven't been treated to a JD2 speaks
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