Monday, September 15, 2014

Spiders (2013)

Number Rolled: 16
Movie Name/Year: Spiders (2013)
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Length: 89 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Affiliated Companies: Nu Image Films
Executive Producer: Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Lati Grobman, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short
Director: Tibor Takacs
Writer: Joseph Farrugia, Tibor Takacs, Dustin Warburton
Actors: Christa Campbell, Patrick Muldoon, William Hope, Shelly Varod, Jon Mack, Sydney Sweeney, Sarah Brown, Christian Contreras, Pete Lee-Wilson, Atanas Srebrev, Misha Dibono, Jesse Steele, Vincenzo Nikoli

When a piece of Russian technology falls from space, it leaves a hole in the ceiling of a train station in New York. Jason, an MTA employee, has to try and clear the debris before rush hour. Unfortunately, the space debris brought something along for the ride, spiders.

There are two type of creature features.

The first is the kind that tries to be bad. The films that fit into this category tend to either fail by adding no humor or by not going far enough. It’s not as easy to create a movie that’s “so bad, it’s good” as people think.

The other kind of creature feature is one that tries to be realistic and respectable.

There are very few truly respectable creature features out there. I may have loved Sharknado and the sequel, but it wasn’t because they were respectable, they fell into the “so bad, it’s good” category. An example of a respectable creature feature would be Jurassic Park.

As you go through the world of creature-related movies, you’re not going to find a lot of Jurassic Park’s. You will, however, find a lot of movies trying to be as good and as serious.

Spiders tried. It wanted so badly to be respectable. To be fair, it had some of the best special effects I’ve ever seen in this kind of creature feature. Unfortunately, movies cannot be judged on effects alone.

The story started off slightly ridiculous, but worth it. In the beginning, it had kind of an Arachnophobia (1990), from space, feel to it. As the film dragged on it lost the decent parts to the completely ridiculous. It didn’t help that the actors were terrible.

It tried. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite meet its goal and the finished product is nothing but a lame joke.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 14%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 11%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 1.4/5
Trust-the-Dice Score1.5/5

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Cottage (2012)

Number Rolled: 81
Movie Name/Year: The Cottage (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Length: 87 minutes
Rating: NR
Affiliated Companies: Velvet Spoon Productions, Visualeyes Productions
Executive Producer: Nick Antosca, Barbara Jean Barrielle, Timothy J. Brown, Lesley Wright Johnson, Richard A. Lesser, Eric MacIver, Jodi Martin, Nolan Pielak, Jessica Steindorff, Bellamy Young
Director: Chris Jaymes
Writer: Nick Antosca
Actors: David Arquette, Kristen Dalton, Victor Browne, Morissa O’Mara, Alana O’Mara, Franny Hocking, Ken Baumann, Lorraine Nicholson, Bellamy Young, Rome Shadanloo, Kyle Slabotsky, Melanie Aitkenhead, Barbara Jean Barrielle, Charlotte Barrielle, Darren Dalton, Shannon Lewis, Matthew Solomowitz, Moira Squier, Laurent Turlure

Chloe and Michael have only been married a few years. They’ve been having trouble helping Michael’s kids adjust to the union. During their family’s turmoil, a charming author decides to move into their cottage.

I believe the most important thing about a movie is that it holds your interest. Let’s face it, if you can’t pay attention, or you’re bored, it’s not going to matter how good the film is.

The Cottage was guilty of being incredibly slow and lacking any attempt at suspense.

Either the writer or the director decided that the word suspense simply meant looking at stuff. Maybe the actors played a part too, since the dramatic chipmunk video does a better job of portraying suspense through turning around.

Whatever the problem was, I find myself exhausted due to sheer boredom. I’m in desperate need of a nap after sitting through that film.

The plot wasn’t completely terrible. I found that there was some mild creepiness when they weren’t trying too hard.

I wouldn’t recommend anyone watch this one by choice, unless you have insomnia. This movie will work better than any sleeping pill on the market.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 18%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 2.5/5
Trust-the-Dice Score1.5/5

The Random Rating: PG-13

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Detention (2011)

Number Rolled: 62
Movie Name/Year: Detention (2011)
Genre: Independent
Length: 93 minutes
Rating: R
Affiliated Companies: Detention Films (II)
Executive Producer: Robert Abramoff, Josh Hutcherson, David Kang, Clayton Reaser, Vernon Reaser
Director: Joseph Kahn
Writer: Joseph Kahn, Mark Palermo
Actors: Alison Woods, Logan Stalarow, Julie Dolan, Shanley Caswell, Will Wallace, Josh Breeding, Josh Hutcherson, Parker Bagley, Marque Richardson, Aaron David Johnson, Michael Esparza, Spencer Locke, Lindsey Morgan, J.R. Osborne, Jonathan Park, Tiffany Boone, Dane Cook, Yves Bright, James Black, Jan Anderson, Travis Fleetwood, Ilana Cohn, Harry Anthony Shelley, Walter Perez, Amanda Leatherman, Tammy Minoff, Carrie Wiita, Eliot Bitting, Richard Brake, Jay Brian Winnick, Erica Shaffer, Aaron Albert, Ron Jeremy

In Grizzly High, things aren’t quite as they seem. The only thing people know for sure is that there’s a killer out there hacking up students. Can the teenagers live a normal life while there’s a murderer on the loose?

Ok, I know, it was a terrible description. Let me explain.

Going into this movie, I knew nothing about it. No, that’s a lie. I knew Josh Hutcherson would be in it and I had some base knowledge of his character (Clayton). I enjoy Tumblr and Tumblr enjoys Hutcherson. That being said, I found that knowing nothing about the movie, to begin with, was the best possible way to watch it.

Detention is ridiculous, terrible, amazing, weird and completely random. Knowing nothing about the movie’s plot meant that everything caught me off guard. It made the movie even more enjoyable.

The 80’s and 90’s references, the pop-culture references, all of them were spot-on and just perfect. I particularly enjoyed the ending.

For me, personally, I can see this movie as being one of my favorites. However, I can also understand why not everyone would like it. There are aspects that are anywhere from a little to a lot over the top. I’d label Detention a “cult” movie, easily. People who like it are going to love it; people who don’t might not even make it to the end where everything gets tied together.

Despite what anyone else thinks, I’m definitely a part of this cult.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 38%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 45%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 4.9/5
Trust-the-Dice Score5/5

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Machete Kills (2013)

Number Rolled: 56
Movie Name/Year: Machete Kills (2013)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Length: 107 minutes
Rating: R
Affiliated Companies: AR Films, Aldamisa Entertainment, 1821 Pictures, Quick Draw Productions, Demarest Films, Overnight Films
Executive Producer: Alfonso Barragan Jr., Terry Douglas, Sam Englebardt, Jere Hausfater, William D. Johnson, Paris Kasidokostas Latsis, Mark C. Manuel, Boris Teterev
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Writer: Kyle Ward, Robert Rodriguez, Marcel Rodriguez
Actors: Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Charlie Sheen (as Carlos Estevez), Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Walton Goggins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Hudgens, Alexa PenaVega, Marko Zaror, Tom Savini, William Sadler, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Billy Blair, Samuel Davis, Felix Sabates, Jessica Alba, Bruce Campbell, Cheech Marin

Machete is an ex-Federale. After his adventures in the first movie, he’s been working alongside Sartana to bring justice where it needs bringing. His life is unpredictable, at best, and he’s soon called up by the president for a sensitive mission.

I understand why critics hated Machete Kills. I don’t agree with any of them, but I understand.

This movie was B at best, despite the overabundance of recognizable names, in both the credited and uncredited portions of the credits. There’s a huge amount of gore, improbabilities and fandom references. Some critics have gone so far as to say that the movie plays like an inside joke that no one gets.

Apparently none of those critics have seen obscure movies like Star Wars or From Dusk Till Dawn.

I have a list of movies that I haven’t seen but really should, because of the fact that I write a movie blog. I’m slowly working my way through them whenever I have a couple of hours to spare. If there are critics out there that feel like people can’t get Star Wars references, maybe they should be making lists of their own.

Machete Kills had me rolling in laughter, or staring at the screen in awe, during almost every portion of the film. There was no expecting half of what happened in the movie and the rest of it was hilarious.

The fact that I managed to get sucked into the story says a lot. My internet went out three times while I was watching the movie and it took me three and a half hours to watch it. You know what? I don’t regret it at all and the pauses due to technical issues didn’t make the movie any harder for me to watch.

Keep in mind that I’m the kind of person who will forget what show she’s watching during the commercials, sometimes. Getting so sucked into a movie that various unexpected pauses do nothing to diminish the quality, is not something I experience often.

There were a couple of continuity errors that I couldn’t really explain away. It kept the movie from getting a perfect score from me. None-the-less, rumor has it that there’s going to be a third film.

I can’t wait.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 29%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 36%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 3/5
Trust-the-Dice Score4/5

P.S. I’m sorry to say I missed it, but there’s a cameo from Bruce Campbell somewhere in the film. I assume my technical difficulties occurred at just the right times to hide it from me. If anyone knows at what time in film this cameo takes place, let me know. Groovy.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Top Ten Movies to Look Out For In September

10 – This is Where I Leave You (Sept. 19)

Director: Shawn Levy
Writer: Jonathan Tropper
Actors: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Abigail Spencer, Dax Shepard, Jane Fonda, Timothy Olyphant, Connie Britton
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rated: R

At first glance I wasn’t very into this movie. My fiancĂ©, however, thought it was an interesting premise.

The truth is, watching trailers for all the movies coming out to the public in September was painful. About an hour in I still hadn’t seen anything even remotely interesting. The idea of watching my dog sleep sounded like a better use of my time. I managed to find a few gems in the mix, but I guess ‘back-to-school’ time just isn’t optimal for the good movies to hit theaters.

So, I let John talk me into being interested in This is Where I Leave You. Yes, it looks like a glorified “two people who hate each other stuck in an elevator” recipe, but the cookie-cutter aspect will likely benefit from the comedic timing of Tina Fey quite a bit.

After all, I watched every single episode of 30 Rock, no matter how stupid the episode was, and couldn’t look away.

I may not be super excited for this one, but it doesn’t look too bad.

9 – The Boxtrolls (Sept. 26)

Director: Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable
Writer: Irena Brignull, Adam Pava, Alan Snow
Actors: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Dee Bradley Baker, Steve Blum, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Simon Pegg
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Fantasy
Rated: PG

I first became aware of this movie during the Comic Con episode of The Wil Wheaton Project. There was a bit about the insect food-stand at the convention and Isaac Hempstead Wright. I hadn’t seen the trailer yet, but I was already intrigued since there’d be a Game of Thrones actor involved.

I doubt anyone gasped in shock to learn that I’m a fan of the fantasy series. No, I haven’t read the books yet. Yes, I hate myself for it. Moving on.

The trailer did not disappoint. There was a high level of adorableness packed into the Coraline-like animation. Not only that but, if it’s done well, it will probably have a decent storyline that can entertain both kids and adults. I think it’s important for parents to like the movies their kids like. Especially since their kids will likely watch the movie 9000 times.

If you’re going to see it so many times you can recite the lines, you might as well try to enjoy it. The Boxtrolls may actually reach the balance that allows something like that.

8 – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (Sept. 12)

Director: Ned Benson
Writer: Ned Benson
Actors: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, William Hurt, Bill Hader
Genre: Drama
Rated: R

It wasn’t the story that motivated me to add The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby to this list. It seems like a basic loved-and-lost story. What it came down to was the way the story was presented in the trailer.

If I’m interpreting what I saw correctly, the story seems to be told from both the perspective of the girl and the guy. I find that very interesting. I’m also not sure I’ve ever seen it done before. I’m not an expert, so it may have been done several times but, to me, it’s a new concept and highly original.

What I’m hoping is that the trailer is depicting the actual movie and not just offering a little bit of bait and switch. It’s not unheard of for a trailer to avoid accuracy in order to draw viewers.

Assuming the trailer is accurate and I’m interpreting it correctly, I look forward to seeing how they tackled the unique method of story-telling.

7 – Reclaim (Sept. 19)

Director: Alan White
Writer: Carmine Gaeta, Luke Davies
Actors: John Cusack, Ryan Phillippe, Rachelle Lefevre, Jacki Weaver, Luis Guzman, Brianna Roy
Genre: Suspense Thriller
Rated: R

Unlike the previous movie, Reclaim made the list primarily because of the content of the story. Yes, there’s a certain Taken aspect. The story seems to revolve around a kidnapping, after all. However, the reasoning behind the kidnapping is terrifying and fascinating and, most importantly, new.

The type of con the characters are involved in seems like a new low for the antagonists. Preying on a couple that desperately wants a child and can’t have one? It feels like the bad guys are kicking a puppy.

It doesn’t hurt that John Cusack is a phenomenal actor. He’s a little underrated for my taste, actually. If he’s playing the baddie, then that is reason alone to see this film.

6 – Honeymoon (Sept. 12)

Director: Leigh Janiak
Writer: Leigh Janiak, Phil Graziadei
Actors: Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, Ben Huber, Hanna Brown
Genre: Drama Thriller
Rated: R

Another Game of Thrones actor! She’s not the whole reason I chose this movie and she certainly has nothing to with why Honeymoon appears so high on the list.

I think the trailer was great. I can guess a bit at the story, but not so much that I feel like anything has been ruined for me. I don’t know if the big bad has to do with aliens or some kind of demon, I couldn’t tell you, but it doesn’t matter to me.

Whether the movie winds up being more horror or sci-fi doesn’t affect me, because I like both genres. Of course, the fact that it’s labeled a drama/thriller has me a little nervous that the entire movie is just a schizophrenia-based story and we’ll find out at the end that none of the ‘bad stuff’ actually happened.

Concerns aside, Honeymoon looks every bit as thrilling as it’s supposed to.

5 – Hector and the Search for Happiness (Sept. 19)

Director: Peter Chelsom
Writer: Maria Von Heland, Peter Chelsom, Tinker Lindsay, Francois Lelord
Actors: Simon Pegg, Christopher Plummer, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Toni Collette, Jean Reno, Veronica Ferres
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rated: R

I will never have enough Simon Pegg. As a comedic actor, he is simply one of the best from this generation of actors. The only movie I’ve seen of his that I didn’t care for was How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.

It helps that the trailer for Hector and the Search for Happiness looks amazing. If the trailer got me to laugh as much as it did, I feel like it’s safe to expect even more from the movie. The drama aspects were apparent, but they didn’t seem to overwhelm the comedy.

I’m ashamed of it but even though the happiness/a penis joke is older than my mother and has been done to death, there’s never been a time in my life when it hasn’t made me chuckle.

I fear I might be an easy laugh.

4 – The Equalizer (Sept. 26)

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Writer: Richard Wenk, Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim
Actors: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloe Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo
Genre: Action, Thriller
Rated: R

It seems like every month we’re getting a movie about an older actor proving that he can still kick some ass. This month there’s two of them. I realize I might catch a little heat for this but here it is: I have no interest in A Walk Among the Tombstones starring Liam Neeson. It’s got nothing to do with him as an actor; I just saw absolutely nothing redeemable about the recipe film he happens to be starring in this month.

My old-guy-kicks-ass pick-of-the-month for September went to Denzel Washington for The Equalizer.

There were moments in the trailer so epic that the hair on my arms stood up a little. The obvious worry is that the editors blew their load on the trailer and there won’t be any other awesome action in the actual film. That worry aside, I feel like it’d be worth it just to see the trailer in context.

On an alternate note, I think Chloe Grace Moretz is some kind of super-human. Were you aware that she’s in 6 different movies in 2014? How the hell does she keep all the personalities straight? Does she even have time to breathe?

3 – The Scribbler (Sept. 19)

Director: John Suits
Writer: Dan Schaffer
Actors: Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku, Gina Gershon, Sasha Grey, Garret Dillahunt, Michael Imperioli, Billy Campbell
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Rated: R

I’ll start this off by stating that I’m not familiar with the graphic novels this movie is based off of. None-the-less I was hypnotized by the trailer.

The mind-bending story was nearly eclipse by the spectacular visuals.

The Scribbler seems like something highly psychological with an in depth plot. The actors aren’t all that bad, either. I’m not really a fan of Michelle Trachtenberg for my own personal reasons, but Eliza Dushku is on my list of ‘completely underrated’. I haven’t seen her in anything, personally, since Dollhouse.

I’m going to be looking up the graphic novels in order to prepare. If The Scribbler is being shown near me, I hope to see it in theaters.

2 – The Maze Runner (Sept. 19)

Director: Wes Ball
Writer: Noah Oppenheiim, Grant Pierce Myers, T.S. Nowlin, James Dashner
Actors: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Rated: PG-13

The first time I saw this trailer on TV I was transfixed. It looks like a combination of two of my favorite book series, The Hunger Games and Percy Jackson. I’m sure you can see why it looks like The Hunger Games but the part that feels like Percy Jackson to me has little to do with the movies, or the Greek/Roman gods, and everything to do with a couple of independent books in the series. In the interest of not delivering spoilers I’m going to just let curious parties pick up the series to see what I mean.

Many of the actors in The Maze Runner are smaller names, and I’m seriously looking forward to how they do in something this grand and spectacular. This is the kind of movie that could raise any of them into a more public eye.

1 – Tusk (Sept. 19)

Director: Kevin Smith
Writer: Kevin Smith
Actors: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Harley Quinn Smith, Lily-Rose Melody Depp, Johnny Depp (Rumored)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Rated: R

Kevin Smith is a crazy, wonderful, bastard.

On one of his podcasts, the glorious Kevin Smith left a decision to his fans. After a long conversation with producer Scott Mosier, Smith asked his fans to take to twitter and decide whether or not he should write a movie based on the story they had been discussing. So, #WalrusYes was born and Smith did not disappoint.

Yes. You are reading that right. This horror story doesn’t involve vampires or werewolves or the Phelps family rejects. It is a horror story based around a fucking walrus. Tell me one other movie you’ve seen that can claim to be that.

Ok. Justin Long looks like an 80’s porn star with that ridiculous mustache and there is something significantly weird about a walrus being catalyst for horror, but come on. I know I’m not the only one looking forward to it. After all, how many people tweeted #WalrusYes after that SModcast? Enough to make it happen.

If you’re worried that it might be a little too weird for you, remember these words well: It’s Kevin-fucking-Smith. Have you SEEN his movies? The man thrives on weird. The weirder he goes, the better the movie. Compare Jersey Girl, a relatively common story, to something like Clerks. If his movies get better as they get weirder than, logically, this is going to be the best movie he’s ever made.

There better be a midnight showing.

All hail the master of awesome.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

S.W.A.T.: Fire Fight (2011)

Number Rolled: 98
Movie Name/Year: S.W.A.T.: Fire Fight (2011)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Length: 88 minutes
Rating: R
Affiliated Companies: Stage 6 Films, RCR Media Group, Original Film
Executive Producer: Rui Costa Reis, Eliad Josephson, Scott Putman
Director: Benny Boom
Writer: Reed Steiner, Randy Walker, Michael Albanese, Ed Arneson
Actors: Gabriel Macht, Robert Patrick, Carly Pope, Giancarlo Esposito, Kristanna Loken, Matt Bushell, Nicholas Gonzalez, Micah Hauptman, Shannon Kane, Gino Anthony Pesi, Kevin Phillips, Dennis North, Brad Bukauskas, Iris Frank, Tim Holmes, Ricky Wayne, Ele Bardha

Paul is a member of the Los Angeles S.W.A.T. team. In 10 years of service he’s never lost a hostage. When someone needs to be sent to Detroit for hostage-rescue training, there’s no one better for the job. Upon arriving in Detroit, Paul needs to prove himself to the team and gain their respect as he trains them to the best of his ability.

This sequel had the same issues the original S.W.A.T. movie had, and then some. Just like the first, the storyline was somewhat on the dumb and unbelievable side. With that being the only problem, it could have been redeemable. Unfortunately, it wasn’t.

Also like the first movie, S.W.A.T.: Fire Fight felt like it was patched together out of several television episodes instead of a single story. I get that the movies were based off a 1975 series, but that’s no excuse. There are plenty of movies based on TV shows that feel like actual movies, such as: Serenity, The A-Team, Charlie’s Angels, and so many others.

The end result of setting the movie up like a TV show instead of what it is? A mish-mash of bullshit.

S.W.A.T. at least had some seriously awesome acting. Where Gabriel Macht (Suits, The Recruit, The Spirit) and Robert Patrick (True Blood, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Walk the Line) were pretty damn good in the sequel, it wasn’t enough to overshadow the rest of the crap-cast.

It comes down to one single thought: there are some sequels that are just plain unnecessary.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 35%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 3/5
Trust-the-Dice Score2/5

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Dredd (2012)

Number Rolled: 68
Movie Name/Year: Dredd (2012)
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Length: 95 minutes
Rating: R
Affiliated Companies: DNA Films, IM Global, Peach Trees, Reliance Big Pictures, Rena Film
Executive Producer: Stuart Ford, Michael Elson, Deepak Nayar, Adi Shankar
Director: Pete Travis
Writer: John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra, Alex Garland
Actors: Karl Urban, Jason Cope, Olivia Thirlby, Rakie Ayola, Lena Headey, Tamer Burjaq, Warrick Grier, Wood Harris, Deobia Oparei, Domhnall Gleeson, Joe Vaz, Scott Sparrow, Nicole Bailey, Junior Singo, Luke Tyler, Langley Kirkwood, Edwin Perry, Karl Thaning, Michele Levin,

Mega City One is the backdrop of a chaotic post-apocalyptic reality. Within that chaos, only Judges work to try and enforce some kind of order. When Judge Dredd is forced to see how Prospective-Judge Anderson does in the field, he takes her on a routine homicide call in the slums. Things go wrong very quickly and they meet the villainous Ma-Ma in battle.

I enjoy this movie. I can’t really speak to how well it holds to the comics, but I’ve heard many fans state how happy they were that Karl Urban (Star Trek, Bourne Supremacy, Riddick) never took off the helmet. Apparently, Judge Dredd is always wearing it in the comics. I’ll have to take their word for it.

Dredd was visually incredible. I didn’t really like the way they portrayed the effects of the drug from a first-person stand-point, but I understand why they did it. Keep in mind; it’s not for the faint of heart, though. That kind of attention to the visual aspects paired with the intense amount of gore could be a little more than some people can handle.

My issues with the story are minor and barely worth mentioning.

The acting was outstanding, though I find the character of Ma-Ma significantly annoying and difficult to watch. It has nothing to do with Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, The Purge, 300), it’s the character itself. It makes me want to literally throw tomatoes at the screen.

It’s a good movie, in the long run. Great action and very entertaining.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 78%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 72%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 4.3/5
Trust-the-Dice Score4/5

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