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  # 693120 28-Sep-2012 19:46
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Yup I kinda guessed that ohwell maybe next time

Congrats to the winners I hope you all enjoy the movie from the shorts I've seen it looks like they've made a decent go of the remake

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  # 696765 5-Oct-2012 13:41
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Thank you to Geekzone for the competition and the tickets.

Being a childhood fan of 2000AD comics I was impressed with the movie and Karl's portrayal of Dredd.

Was really cool to see Karl in the flesh at the movie screening.


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  # 702138 16-Oct-2012 16:17
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Congrats winners. 

OK, so I want to go to this movie bad. But I'm in a relationship and when I say 'Dear I want to go see Judge Dredd', my better half is going to say "Oh, what's Judge Dredd? I might want to come". Now, I know what Dredd is because I spent over 10 years in the 80's and 90's reading every 2000 AD from about prog 100 to somewhere over 500. I'm happy to have the company but how do you explain it to someone? 

My ideas so far have been showing her the original movie and saying "This new film will be like that ... except a lot better and without Sly". Taking the short option, "He's like a cop ... but in the future and a lot more violent and fun". Or, and probably least sensible, taking the long option and explaining Dredd over several hours using terms like 'post-punk' and 'satire of Thatchers Britain'" 

Any ideas? 

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  # 702139 16-Oct-2012 16:20
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"Love story between cop and rookie set in a post apocalyptic dystopian society with that good looking kiwi actor you like, honey. with lots of guns."

Want to see this too. Will not bother askin the wife...


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  # 702142 16-Oct-2012 16:26
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Thankfully the cinema is a 2 minute drive up the road from me and tickets are under $10 all the time, so Ill just say to the wife "im off to movies tonight, bye!" and go... unless she wants to see it as well then have to find babysitters...

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  # 702150 16-Oct-2012 16:34
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It's more violent than the first - something my wife was squeamish about.
If your S/O is into ultraviolence then by all means take her! :-)

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  # 702171 16-Oct-2012 17:25
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Went to see this on Friday (Thanks to Geekzone for the tickets!! :) )

Both the Mrs and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

We didn't have the best experience with the last 3D movie we saw - it gave me a headache and her major motion sickness (Avatar on the imax screen) but no problems with this one. Maybe the smaller screen or maybe just the fact that the 3D was more understated. Either way it worked pretty well.

As for the movie; really good. Not that I read much 2000AD back in the day, but it seemed pretty true to what I can remember. Ultra-violent, some decent funny bits, Karl doesn't take his helmet off at all and maintains the signature Dredd frown throughout. Well worth seeing IMO.


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  # 702275 17-Oct-2012 04:33
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Partner and I got to see this movie a few months back, as part of a media preview for Hoyts.

My partner enjoyed it as much as I did, lots of action, and she knew nothing about the movie before we went in.

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  # 702339 17-Oct-2012 10:06
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Yeah, we are both going this weekend. Really looking forward to it.

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