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I thought this was a native 3D effort.

It is, he is mistaken:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1343727/technical
post #32 of 178
Much MUCH MUCH better then the first. smile.gif
post #33 of 178
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Just watched this morning on Vudu. Wow. This a good movie that got overshadowed by lesser films IMHO. I enjoyed it very much and liked it better than The Avengers, Looper, and Total Recall.
A straight forward adult sci-fi action flick. Elements of The Raid and ultra violence like Robocop are welcome. Great buddy cop movie.
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I just hooked up some speakers for DSX 'wide + 7.1'. Should be good with this NEO-X 11.1 upmixed track. smile.gif
post #35 of 178
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http://www.flesheatingzipper.com/entertainment/2012/09/dredd-3d-review-judgment-has-never-been-so-awesome/
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After seeing Dredd, I’m tempted to take back every negative thing I’ve said about the month of September. Yeah, I’ve spent the last few weeks subjecting myself to terrible movies, but then along comes this little gem, a gem that gives me the same giddy excitement I felt when I saw the original Robocop as a kid. Dredd is an unpretentious, super-violent, super-fun, blood-and-guts thrill ride. Oh, and it’s also the best comic book movie of the year.
post #36 of 178
Ok here's my verdict boys n girls. 1st the goods.

Love Karl urban, always have and always will ever since The Borne supremacy. Homeboy can play lead action or bad buy, and even with nearly his face covered and few words he can still exurb some charm and charisma. Also loved the rookie girl, not sure where I've seen from before but she has game. And the bad guy or shall I say bad girl Ma-Ma was pretty bad ass and worthy adversary.

Now the negatives and it's my own peeve. I've never liked a movie where it's contained in one place. Nothing ever can come to it's max potential from it. No amount of writing or great performances or direction can overcome this restrictive boundary. Other than that it wasn't that great. I had a good time with it and so will many young ones esp the video game genre. It's just your standard 1 1/2 hr robo cop mindless action flick nothing complicated or epic about it. Certainly would like to see a sequel with a more fleshed out story and script.
post #37 of 178
Watched this last night. I quite enjoyed it. Nice aggressive soundtrack with very active surrounds. At times I felt like I was in the battle. A good time.
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Ok here's my verdict boys n girls. 1st the goods.
Love Karl urban, always have and always will ever since The Borne supremacy. Homeboy can play lead action or bad buy, and even with nearly his face covered and few words he can still exurb some charm and charisma. Also loved the rookie girl, not sure where I've seen from before but she has game. And the bad guy or shall I say bad girl Ma-Ma was pretty bad ass and worthy adversary.
Now the negatives and it's my own peeve. I've never liked a movie where it's contained in one place. Nothing ever can come to it's max potential from it. No amount of writing or great performances or direction can overcome this restrictive boundary. Other than that it wasn't that great. I had a good time with it and so will many young ones esp the video game genre. It's just your standard 1 1/2 hr robo cop mindless action flick nothing complicated or epic about it. Certainly would like to see a sequel with a more fleshed out story and script.
For once I agree with you.

I watched this last night as well via Vudu and really enjoyed it. I think the movie fell slightly short of its potential because it spent too much time in the building. I would have liked to have seen a bit more up and down, maybe a lower low for Dredd and about 30 min or so of film in the building. They did an excellent job with the city landscape and it was almost a tease because when Dredd got is partner I was hoping to see a bit more played out in the city before thing lead them to the Peachtrees. Apart from that it was the best it could be, Urban always rocks it and Lena was fantastic as Mama, albiet slightly underwritten IMO. The PQ/AQ were fantastic and loved the slowmo scenes, brilliant!

I will be adding this to my library when proces drop for sure. Thanks to darth for the rec, I would have skipped this one as the trailer looked cheesy.
post #39 of 178
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Certainly would like to see a sequel with a more fleshed out story and script.

With a worldwide gross of $30 million, I'd say don't hold your breath wink.gif

I'll be seeing it this weekend, all the good comments got me curious about the film, which didn't tempt me at all when it came out.
post #40 of 178
Color me suprised as I enjoyed the flick way more than expected. The last Dredd movie was horrible. Wouldn't even have watched it if wasn't for the positive vibe here on AVS. My JTR S2 subwoofer also got quite the workout and the soundtrack overall was very aggressive.
post #41 of 178
Watched tonite and was surprised.

Firstly, this is a "video game" movie, much like another Karl Urban movie: Doom.
As such, there isn't much of a story here.

Secondly, the audio of the BD is off-the-charts awesome.
Great use of the surrounds and LFE....exceptional fidelity through out.

Third, why the hell would Karl Urban ever agree to be decked out in a costume where we NEVER see anything but his mouth and chin.
Yep, that's right...not once during the entire film does he take the helmet off.rolleyes.gif
Which makes me wonder...was that REALLY Karl Urban?

Fourth, this sci-fi is very slickly produced, but like Dredd himself, the movie is rather soulless.

I can think of worse ways to spend an evening.....IMO this is only a rental.
post #42 of 178
Watched this last night and it was an ok flick. Soundtrack was good. Surround usage was above average, really enjoyed it. The one thing that bothered me through the whole movie was how was he supposed to be a bad ass and still try to see through that stupid helmet.
post #43 of 178
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Third, why the hell would Karl Urban ever agree to be decked out in a costume where we NEVER see anything but his mouth and chin.
Yep, that's right...not once during the entire film does he take the helmet off.rolleyes.gif
Which makes me wonder...was that REALLY Karl Urban?

It was Karl Urban, all right. He never takes off the helmet because, unlike the Stallone movie, this version of the character is more faithful to the original comic books, where Dredd is never seen without his helmet on. (The only image that I have ever seen of a helmet-free Dredd in the comics, has to be the image of him as a very old man, preparing to take the Long Walk.)

I saw this film twice in theaters (both times for free) and I just got the Blu-ray version. To me it's better than the Stallone flick in many ways--it's somewhat more faithful to the comics (and not just for keeping Dredd's helmet on at all times), it doesn't have as many characters to keep track of as the first movie did (similar to, say, something such as X-Men: The Last Stand, with its smorgasbord of characters), and it's far more vicious than the previous flick, which it was meant to be. And lest I forget, it also has PSI-Judge Anderson making her movie debut. If they ever do a third feature, she's gotta be in it, hopefully going up against the Dark Judges next time. In all, this was a more compact and more explosive package than Stallone's vehicle, which makes it all the better.
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It was good stuff.
post #45 of 178
...I would have liked more character background though.. When we first meet Anderson, she says she feels "something more......." about Dredd.. More what, that's what I would have liked to know! Having seen it now, I'm not sure what to make of her at the end, considering how she feels about the 'job' during the film. I guess a sequel would have answered that and maybe would have given us more info about him, but I also guess a sequel won't happen either. It was much better than I expected, but something is still missing imo. Urban was also pushing it at times in the "angry face" department...
post #46 of 178
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...I would have liked more character background though.. When we first meet Anderson, she says she feels "something more......." about Dredd.. More what, that's what I would have liked to know! Having seen it now, I'm not sure what to make of her at the end, considering how she feels about the 'job' during the film. I guess a sequel would have answered that and maybe would have given us more info about him, but I also guess a sequel won't happen either. It was much better than I expected, but something is still missing imo. Urban was also pushing it at times in the "angry face" department...
You know that Anderson character with all her psychic mind reading ability was actually pretty darn cool and at times during the movie in retrospect had more coolness factor than Dredd himself esp the mind games she played with that black guy (some funny stuff) . Her character possibilities are endless.
post #47 of 178
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You know that Anderson character with all her psychic mind reading ability was actually pretty darn cool and at times during the movie in retrospect had more coolness factor than Dredd himself esp the mind games she played with that black guy (some funny stuff) . Her character possibilities are endless.

+1. she's a much more interesting character than Dredd. I didn't really care for him, I knew he would survive, I knew he would kill Ma Ma, etc. The only thing I didn't know about him was...him. How can we relate to a character like that? There's nothing to really like about him, or nothing to hate either, he's just there and he's gonna win. Anderson on the other hand, had more depth and was more edgy so to speak, which makes her way more interesting. And the fact that she's cute has nothing to do with this! tongue.gif
post #48 of 178
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Originally Posted by LineWalker View Post

It was Karl Urban, all right. He never takes off the helmet because, unlike the Stallone movie, this version of the character is more faithful to the original comic books, where Dredd is never seen without his helmet on.
IMO, comic books are comic books and movies are movies.
Two very different canvases.

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In all, this was a more compact and more explosive package than Stallone's vehicle, which makes it all the better.
It is "more compact and more explosive," but I'll take the Stallone version any day.
At least, there is an actual story with an actual human underneath the helmet.

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+1. she's a much more interesting character than Dredd. I didn't really care for him, I knew he would survive, I knew he would kill Ma Ma, etc. The only thing I didn't know about him was...him. How can we relate to a character like that? There's nothing to really like about him, or nothing to hate either, he's just there and he's gonna win. Anderson on the other hand, had more depth and was more edgy so to speak, which makes her way more interesting. And the fact that she's cute has nothing to do with this! tongue.gif
+1000000
post #49 of 178
Most of the people that will see the movie will have never read the comic much less know that the movie was based on a comic. I know the comic purists like it when movies hold to it but what works in a comic doesn't always translate onscreen well. Personally I think this movie could have been truly stellar if:

1. More character development, specifically Mama and more time for Anderson and Dredd to develop some chemistry.
2. More diversity in the backdrop. The cityscape was well done and should have been used more. Nothing fancy, stick with the straight forward formula... things go south Dredd and Anderson take some injuries, escape from Mama gang and other Judges to recover, rally and take Mama down at the Peachtrees for the cliche climactic ending.
3. A tad less helmet time for Dredd.

I don't want to harp on it much because I really liked it and will grab a copy down the road but for my tastes, the things above could have made me love it and sent me to get my own copy same day.
post #50 of 178
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Originally Posted by zoey67 View Post

You know that Anderson character with all her psychic mind reading ability was actually pretty darn cool and at times during the movie in retrospect had more coolness factor than Dredd himself esp the mind games she played with that black guy (some funny stuff) . Her character possibilities are endless.

black guy = Wood Harris
post #51 of 178
How are you guys seeing this? My local Blockbuster told me they did not get it this week and hope to have next week?
post #52 of 178
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How are you guys seeing this? My local Blockbuster told me they did not get it this week and hope to have next week?
Vudu
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How are you guys seeing this? My local Blockbuster told me they did not get it this week and hope to have next week?

You do know they sell it stores..right smile.gif
post #54 of 178
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How are you guys seeing this? My local Blockbuster told me they did not get it this week and hope to have next week?

Rented it from Redbox. But will buy it when BBY does their u/s program next week.
post #55 of 178
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

Vudu
I'm throwing the Vudu on this one tonight.
post #56 of 178
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I'm throwing the Vudu on this one tonight.
Hope you didn't break out the brandy and cigars....
Definitely a Colt 45 and Jack Daniel's kind of movie.wink.gif
post #57 of 178
More like mountain dew and cracker jack. Colt 45 & jack Daniel's I would think more in line with Zero dark 30
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Colt 45 & jack Daniel's I would think more in line with Zero dark 30
Nah, champagne...to celebrate the great ending.wink.gif
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Rented it from Redbox. But will buy it when BBY does their u/s program next week.

Excellent, I am in for that.
post #60 of 178
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Vudu

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I'm throwing the Vudu on this one tonight.

General K you have a 55" display IIRC?

SB you are still projecting onto a high power?

How does the AV compare on Vudu compared to bluray or DVD?

Alot of movies I could see it not making a huge difference - even on my 133". But some movies I really like the most pop I can get for audio/video.
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