On September 7th, 2012 judgement will be carried out by Karl Urban in the reboot of 2000 AD’s flagship cash cow. This is the second time we’ll have seen Judge Joe Dredd on the big screen, but last time round it didn’t go so well. So why should we believe this time will be any different?
Here’s 4 reasons to be excited about this summer’s Dredd.
1. We Will Not See Karl Urban’s Face
Nothing against Karl Urban. We’re sure he’s a lovely looking fella, but it’s an absolute must that he keeps his helmet on for the duration of the movie – and should it ever come off then his face MUST be obscured. One of the biggest flaws of the (highly flawed) Judge Dredd movie was it’s star Sylvester Stallone insisting that no one would want to watch the film unless they could see his face.
Sadly, Stallone’s surgically enhanced mush had just the opposite effect. Judge Dredd without his helmet on is like making a biopic of Hulk Hogan and not having the trademark hair and mustache combo. It shouldn’t happen and thankfully – this time around – it wont.
2. Olivia Thirlby is Judge Anderson
According to John Wagner, Olivia Thirlby brings such a vulnerability to the Dredd story that it’s easy to forget just who her character will become later in the timeline. But don’t think Judge Anderson has gone soft, oh no! In an interview with craveonline.com she described how she gets to break a mans neck with a roundhouse kick.
She will also be clad in a tight leather bodysuit, giving the film the sex appeal the first movie lacks. Dredd though lives a monastic lifestyle but it doesn’t mean we wont have a great time watching her looking good and kicking ass.
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