Set in the future, the world is depicted as nothing but a wasteland. Off an eastern coast lies Mega City Onea metropolis where criminals rule the streets and the only form of order is in a police force known as the "Judges." They hold the combined powers of judge, jury, and executioner.
Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is a law enforcement officer who belongs to this elite corps. He is well-known and feared throughout the city as he faces the everyday challenge of getting rid of the latest scum. His latest assignment is to take down a gang at the heart of a dangerous drug epidemic called SLO-MO, which alters reality by making time feel like it's passing at a fraction of its real speed.
In order to stop the gang that is producing and dealing the drug, Dredd teams up with Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a trainee with powerful psychic abilities. Together they learn that Ma-Ma (Lena Headey)a prostitute turned drug lord controls the ruthless clan and has waged a war against the Judges. What results is a vicious battle between Ma-Ma's clan and the Judges in a fight to the death.
Umm..Stallone is not in this movie. He had his chance at Dredd and he blew it. Karl Urban is the new (and real) Dredd. Awesome movie! Love the visuals and violence. Support and watch this movie because i want to see a part 2!
Ups the action nicely while remaining true to the spirit of the original. I was impressed.
Great film. Simple fast placed plot, simple characters who act the part well, great special effects.