Now that Dredd 3D is out, the critics have spoken, but the audience ratings are suspiciously higher. I've rounded up key sections from the reviews of 10 top critics (click their names for the full review), but it's also important that you, the viewers and die-hard 2000 AD fans, also throw in your two cents by giving us your review below.
If you want an even shorter review roundup, here are a few major points that we can take away from the reviews of the film critics:
- Dredd 3D is way better than Sylvester Stallone's 1995 movie Judge Dredd.
- The visual effects of Dredd 3D, especially the slow-motion sequences, are phenomenal, and spaced nicely throughout the film.
- Dredd 3D is extremely dark, bleak, grim, sinister, and [insert synonym].
- Karl Urban …
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In preparation of the release of Dredd 3D in theaters on September 21st, Liongsate has just released a prologue to the film in comic form. The comic reveals the "secret history" of the character Ma-Ma and it can be viewed below as both a motion comic and a 16 page traditional comic.
The story was written by Matt Smith with art by Henry Flint, Chris Blythe, and Simon Bowland, and was created in collaboration with 2000 AD.
In the film, Ma-Ma is prostitute-turned-druglord who rules a 200-story skyscraper slum, and Joseph Dredd (along with his new rookie partner) must combat her ruthless clan. Carry on below for the backstory on Ma-Ma. It's a must read before seeing the movie!
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