Not dreading the Dredd … just forgetful

2 Feb

Judge Dredd comic book characterWe stumbled on this picture. It is good because it is illustrated by Brian Bolland. We are fans of Brian. It is also a picture of Judge Dredd. Also yes, we like the Judge.

Judge Dredd movie banner

Now that we’re on the topic, we just remembered that we have not yet seen the 2012 Dredd movie. What? Are we nuts?! No, just forgetful. And cheap. We are not ashamed to admit that we almost never watch first runs and most certainly will not sit in line at midnight to pay full price just to sit next to teenagers and smelly aficionados that simply must see the latest hot ticket item the moment it hits the local theater. So, we wait for the detritus to clear out and either go to matinees or if the movie doesn’t need excellent presentation technologies (we really don’t think it was necessary to see The King’s Speech in 3-D Digital), we wait for the film to end up at second run theaters. The downside is that we often miss seeing movies like Dredd in theaters. So, Redbox Blu-ray it is (assuming we can find it there).

Karl Urban, actor

Now that we’re thinking about it, we forgot that Karl Urban played the titular character. We like Karl. We know nothing about Olivia Thirlby, but she is rather fetching. She plays Judge Anderson, apparently. Olivia doesn’t look like she would hurt insects let alone blow a guy’s noggin off his shoulders.Judge Dredd premier

Say, do you kids remember the 1995 mess that was dubbed Judge Dredd? You know, the one starring ol’ Sly Stallone? Yeah, we don’t remember much about it either. Anyway, just judging (ha!) by the look of the movie posters, we’d have to say Dredd seems more interesting.  Here’s hoping.

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