John Wagner vs Judge Dredd


With the recent spate of rather good comic to film conversions is there hope for the new Judge Dredd movie with Karl Urban? Luckily for us John Wagner, The creator of Judge Dredd has seen the movie and posted on his facebook

I went up to London yesterday to see the completed Dredd film. I’ve had reservations about certain aspects of it, and made them plain to the team at DNA. All but one of them – a little quibble at the beginning – have been addressed. And what a lot they’ve added. Music is on the button. SFX are excellent. Filming is impressive. I’ve not seen a modern 3-D movie before but I like it. I found myself reaching out trying to touch things that were dancing before my eyes. Karl is a great Dredd and Olivia gets Anderson completely. This is Dredd as it should be done – true to character, visceral, unrelentingly violent (but not off-puttingly so). It will open, I believe, sometime in September. No doubt you’ll let me know what you think when you’ve seen it, but this has my recommendation.

Either way…It cannot be worse than Sly Stallone’s effort a few years back.

Author: Jon

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