I assume that you folks have watched Sylvester Stallone’s Judge Dredd. If you haven’t then it’s fine. Keep reading.
And oh, spoiler alert. You’ve been warned.
One day, Dredd (a judge) and Anderson (a rookie judge) are assigned to investigate a murder in a certain building. Then they raid a room, where a small drug party is happening. After some shootings here and there, they capture a guy, who turns out to be one of the gang leader’s right hand. Sounds pretty good.
Unfortunately, the gang leader (a she), watches this from the surveillance cams. She orders a lockdown and have her crooks after them. The judges have nothing left to do, except killing them one by one. Yes, this is where the party started.
OK, enough. Too much spoilers are not good for health
Does this movie ring the bell? Well it should.
Yes, you just read my mind. It’s The Raid
Both films display some resemblances, surpisingly (or not):
Highly trained polices? Check
Raiding a locked down building level by level to the top? Check
Corrupted polices? Check
Guns & gore? Check
No special plot? Ummm… check
So in general, I prefer The Raid. Why? Because the actions are far more intense
But character-wise (The Raid’s Rama vs Dredd), I’ll go for Dredd. Here’s why.
To me, Rama looks like a young unexperienced police, who sometimes seeks the guidance from his superordinates.
Dredd, on other hand, is not a rookie. He’s a senior judge. Firm & uncomprimising.
In case you have forgotten, this block operates under the same rules as the rest of the city. Ma-Ma is not the law… I am the law
Damn. That’s one hell of statement!
And he delivers the final blow, with quite a style
If you are an action junkie, then go for this movie. It’s quite fun. Just like The Raid, but with less intense actions.
Think I’ll rate this movie 7 (out of 10).