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Fantastic film! Buy this. NOW.,
This review is from: Dredd (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) (Blu-ray)This is the Dredd film we've been waiting for. Very dark, gritty, with a lot of violence and good characters, all backed up by a brilliant soundtrack and dark humour. This is one film that really deserved to perform better at the box office. This in my opinion, is THE BEST CBM of 2012, beating the likes of Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises. Karl Urban plays a fantastic Dredd that (keeps his helmet on) is very serious and down to business, which often creates some great humour. Olivia Thirlby does a fantastic job as the inexperienced Cassandra Anderson, playing perhaps the most interesting character in the film. Whilst I'd have liked to have seen more of Mega-City 1, I understand the budget limitations and despite the entirety of the film being mostly spent in one huge tower block - Peach Trees - this is a very interesting and fun movie, playing out a lot like the original Die Hard, restricting the action and story to one specific location. Despite being very gritty and serious, this film also has a lot of humour which comes from the characters themselves - in regards to forcing humour in which a lot of films do.
Please buy and support this film as if any film of 2012 deserves a sequel to really up the ante, it's Dredd.