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    Any one looking forward to the Dredd movie this year? I'm cautiously optimistic.

    I love the strips, but I hated the first movie with Stallone.

    Urban looks good in the photos I've seen, and he's a much better actor than Stallone.
    Last edited by Marsden; 06-05-2012, 07:13 PM.
    "And what kind of head of Security would I be if I let people like me know things that I'm not supposed to know? I mean, I know what I know because I have to know it. And if I don't have to know it, I don't tell me, and I don't let anyone else tell me either. " And I can give you reasonable assurances that the head of Security will not report you for doing so."
    "Because you won't tell yourself about it?"

    "I try never to get involved in my own life, too much trouble."

  • #2
    I remember covering the last film in London years ago, and there was this gargantuan trailer the size of Cleveland. It was Stallone's of course, and everybody used to make fun of it behind his back. And if you looked at the crew list, there was virtually an entire page devoted to Sly's entourage- driver, security guards, dietician, etc- which didn't go over to well with the British crew either!

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    • #3
      That's funny. I wouldn't think anyone would really care for it, but with Hollywood mentality it was a Stallone movie first and only and if it meant anything to someone for another reason, who cares.

      Kind of like how most of us would like more B5 but WB doesn't care, either.


      I hope this isn't offensive to anyone, but I think my best discription of that past movie was if a dog swallowed a necklace and your picking through the waste for the gems. The movie as a whole was a turd, but the ABC warrior was cool, for a second, and some of the city scape was well done, but the whole thing was still just terrible. I hate when someone equates that to the Judge Dredd character rather than the progs, but I guess he isn't "mainstream" enough. Ugh.
      "And what kind of head of Security would I be if I let people like me know things that I'm not supposed to know? I mean, I know what I know because I have to know it. And if I don't have to know it, I don't tell me, and I don't let anyone else tell me either. " And I can give you reasonable assurances that the head of Security will not report you for doing so."
      "Because you won't tell yourself about it?"

      "I try never to get involved in my own life, too much trouble."

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      • #4
        I still dream of a recut / CGI altering of Judge Dredd, where they hide Stallone's face for the whole movie, by CGing the Dredd uniform on him whenever possible, or hide his face in shadows whenever not, where they cut nearly all of Rob Schneider's quips, where they put back in the "destroying clone" scene, and where they create a new scene where Dredd himself confronts and destroys the ABC warrior. Oh, and no kiss in the end, and take that awful smile out of Dredd's face in the end. I can only dream.

        As for the new movie, the trailer looks better than the photos, we'll see, it could be fun. But there's no trace of the dark satirical humor of the comics in this trailer. I hope it's there.
        Heroes never die. They're only replaced by younger actors.

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        • #5
          I'm going to give it a try for Lena Headey who plays Madeline Madrigal.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Delenn_of_Mir View Post
            I'm going to give it a try for Lena Headey who plays Madeline Madrigal.
            I met her earlier this month at Milton Kynes and she was lovely. Tiny, but lovey.

            Lena Headey at COLLECTORMANIA June 2012.

            At the LONDON FILM & COMIC CONVENTION next month, Karl Urban (Dredd himself) wil be attending.

            http://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/

            I cannot go this year. Damn, first one we have missed in 4 years!
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            Yes, I still collect Laserdiscs!!
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            • #7
              I have deliberately avoided any exposure to this as i want to come at it fresh, do you think we might get some trailers or a showreel at dragon con?
              Phaze
              on the "Yes I am alive and a wee bittie bit older now" Id
              "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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              • #8
                DragonCon isn't much of one for the studios to come to. That would be Comic-Con.

                And Happy Birthday!

                Jan
                "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                • #9
                  The screenplay is by Alex Garland, author of my all-time favourite science fiction movie (Sunshine) and writer of a book I really loved (The Beach), so there is hope.
                  Jonas Kyratzes | Lands of Dream

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by phazedout View Post
                    ...do you think we might get some trailers or a showreel at dragon con?....
                    Ask and ye shall receive....

                    http://youtu.be/PifvRiHVSCY
                    http://www.lddb.com/collection.php?a...er=dgtwoodward
                    Yes, I still collect Laserdiscs!!
                    47" Phillips 1080p 46" Samsung 1080p Toshiba HD-30E (2 both Multi Region) PS3-80G 120G BR Multi-Region Maidstone MD-BR-2102 Sky-HD Freesat-HD Pioneer DVL-909 CLD-D925 CLD-2950 (AC3) CLD-D515 CLD S315 Yamaha ADP-1 Meridian 519 Pioneer 609 (DD/DTS) x 2 Speakers & subs Jammo M/S Pioneer Technics Sony Eltax Akai Aiwa

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                    • #11
                      We petition the Obama administration to:

                      Establish new legal system of motorcycle riding "Judges" who serve as police, judge, jury, and executioner all in one.
                      RIP Coach Larry Finch
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                      • #12
                        Dead Dredd Thread - LOL

                        So, I was looking around and I found this thread. I find it very interesting that it apparently didn't last long enough for anyone to comment on the movie once it was released. Well, that is how I felt about the movie. I enjoyed it, but it was not memorable at all. So I guess it didn't deserve comments until I got bored tonight. Love Urban, didn't really think Headey worked.

                        And for those of you out there who hate the Stallone version I definitely see where you are coming from, but visually I love that movie. I saw it in the theater and it is the first movie I can remember seeing where I felt like the images where straight out of a comic without being animated. I feel that even today not many comic related movies can make that claim. I don't mean that it looked just like the Dredd comics, as I have never seen a page of the Dredd comics. It was just a feeling I got from the imagery. I hate that the movie doesn't live up to the visuals. I even like the supporting cast, but Stallone and Assante just didn't work for me at all. But what do you expect when a big star decides he wants to be a comic superhero.
                        Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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                        • #13
                          This new Dredd film was a massive improvement on the Stallone effort. It got the tone absolutely right and I think Urban was on the money. Not perfect, but it definitely deserved to do better than it did.
                          Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

                          Kosh: Good!

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                          • #14
                            Ubik, did you like Headey? I don't dislike her performance; I just didn't buy her physical appearance. I really like her, but physically she seemed out of place. Maybe if she didn't look like you could flick her with your finger and she would fall down. I just couldn't buy her as being able to advance in a criminal world of large brutish thugs and junkies. Especially considering the logical competition and betrayal she would face over control of the drug. I don't remember hearing that only she could make the drug; just that she controlled distribution. Am I forgetting that they said only she knew how to make it? If she is the only one who knew the secret formula then maybe I would feel differently.
                            Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Looney View Post
                              Ubik, did you like Headey? I don't dislike her performance; I just didn't buy her physical appearance. I really like her, but physically she seemed out of place. Maybe if she didn't look like you could flick her with your finger and she would fall down. I just couldn't buy her as being able to advance in a criminal world of large brutish thugs and junkies. Especially considering the logical competition and betrayal she would face over control of the drug. I don't remember hearing that only she could make the drug; just that she controlled distribution. Am I forgetting that they said only she knew how to make it? If she is the only one who knew the secret formula then maybe I would feel differently.
                              I thought Headey was a-okay. I got the impression that her rise to power came though devious manipulation, and out and out brutality (perhaps unsuspected, at least initially). I don't think she had a monopoly on the formula for Slo-Mo, but rather the block in which she sold. I thought it was quite refreshing to see a strong female 'big bad'.
                              Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

                              Kosh: Good!

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