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It was certainly an interesting creative choice, but choosing someone to play Dredd with no chin whose most reliable facial expression was ‘about to cry’ ranks as a definite misstep in my view:

 

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Of course, it has the benefit of drawing attention away from his head rattling around the oversized helmet in each scene like a pea in a whistle, so the production team must have seen it as swings and roundabouts.

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3 hours ago, Don Rosco said:

 

He didn't do the score of the actual film, it was a chap called Paul Leonard-Morgan. I believe Barrow was in the frame, or wanted to do it or something, and actually made music but it didn't make the film. He released it anyway: https://www.invada.co.uk/products/geoff-barrow-ben-salisbury-drokk-music-inspired-by-mega-city-one-2019-special-edition-re-issue

 

Whoops! Thanks for the correction. Both exist, and both are good. 

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3 hours ago, choddo said:

I think they had to make the helmet that big to fit an actual human nose in, otherwise they'd have to have done the glass like a pair of Katos and no one wants that.

 

Nah, helmet big, film bad durrr.

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5 hours ago, choddo said:

I think they had to make the helmet that big to fit an actual human nose in, otherwise they'd have to have done the glass like a pair of Katos and no one wants that.


The simple fact is if they can’t get the helmet right of an iconic character whose iconography is based almost entirely around said helmet, they should have scrapped the project there and then.

 

As they didn’t, they could at least have had the decency not to go ahead with it with a half-arsed script by one of the worst writers of our generation, and having Dredd played by a guy with no discernible chin who looks like he’s about to burst into tears for half the movie.

 

The movie stinks, and that’s all anyone can honestly say about it.

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1 hour ago, ZOK said:


The simple fact is if they can’t get the helmet right of an iconic character whose iconography is based almost entirely around said helmet, they should have scrapped the project there and then.

 

As they didn’t, they could at least have had the decency not to go ahead with it with a half-arsed script by one of the worst writers of our generation, and having Dredd played by a guy with no discernible chin who looks like he’s about to burst into tears for half the movie.

 

The movie stinks, and that’s all anyone can honestly say about it.

Utter nonsense.

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19 minutes ago, Bazjam said:

Utter nonsense.


I invite anyone to refute anything I‘ve said - but as I’m observably correct on all points (and could go much, much further if I chose to reacquaint myself with this turd of a movie), we all know no-one can.

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23 hours ago, Ste_S said:

What's happened with Rebellion film studios? They seem to have gone very quiet on the Mega City One series, and Rogue Trooper film.

I'll bet there's been zero progress on the Mega City One series, would like to be proved wrong though.

 

I think it would be an amazing world to base a series round, especially if they used some of the earlier stuff that really built it up and made it feel real and well fleshed out. I don't just mean the epics like The Cursed Earth or Judge Cal but even a story like Uncle Ump's Umpty Candy would make for a perfect standalone episode once the main characters had been established.

 

The Rogue Trooper film had Duncan Jones behind it, I'm surprised that's been as quiet as it is.

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Can’t find the tweet now but there was an exchange between Duncan Jones and Pat Mills on Twitter where Duncan assured him that it’s still happening, just taking a long time to put together. Can’t remember when this was but within the last year I’d say.

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16 hours ago, fragglerock said:


ENGAGE SHITE MODE more like. It does make me laugh that anyone could have seen this

 

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and think it was ever worth recreating, except as a useful exemplar of how to fail completely in translating a character from a comic to film.

 

I’ll have to go back to read 2000AD again and see if I can find any of the issues where Dredd has the chin of a Reddit neckbeard, looks like he’s about to start crying in every frame and has to stuff newspaper into his helmet so his head doesn’t rattle around inside it like a pea in a whistle. 
 

Mind you, this is a forum where people also regard John Wick as a decent action movie, so I suppose it’s hardly surprising this sort of kitten milk is eagerly lapped up.

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19 minutes ago, BoggyB said:

Most people outside of comic books don’t have muscular faces. Robert Z’dar, maybe,  but he’s 72 and dead.


Who’s talking about muscular faces? I’m taking about non-weak chins, which is a defining attribute of the Judge Dredd character and can be found amongst a healthy proportion of males of the human species.

 

But presumably not when it came to casting Dredd 3D.

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