|Judge Dredd. He is the Law. And you never see his eyes.|
I don't know the exact numbers, but Dredd kills a lot of folks in this reboot done some seventeen years since his disastrous big screen appearance helmed by Sylvester Stallone. In my mind, the Judge Dredd body count blows away "Commando."
In looking back at this film , the first thing question that pops into my mind is: who knew women could be so brutal, disgusting, and evil?
|Lena Headey as Ma-Ma. She gives a chilling performance as someone|
you don't want to cross.
So what makes this "Ma-Ma" so horrible? In just one scene, she orders three men drugged on slo-mo and then flayed alive. Yes, all of their skin is cut off. Imagine that AND on this drug. It would seem like it lasted forever. And then while they're still on it and not quite dead...she drops them off a 200-story balcony to fall to their deaths...to experience their own heads exploding in gushing red gore in microseconds against unyielding concrete.
|The concrete arcology called "Peach Trees." It's probably named that|
because life is so "peachy" there. Basically, it's a human sewer.
Into this scene comes Judge Dredd, and he is there to pronounce judgement (death) upon Ma-Ma. And a fight to the top of a spooky and dreary arcology that houses 75,000 people begins. The blood bath is pretty amazing, and the violence is accentuated by new and different ways to kill people. He sets them on fire, blows their heads to pieces, throws them off balconies, shoots them dead, butchers them, etc.
|Do not be alarmed. It's just a little incineration.|
I have to say, Judge Dredd is not a film for everyone. But it is a film for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the violence carried out in a way that riveted me to the screen.
What about you?
Did you go see this movie this weekend? If so, what did you think?