In the future, drugs are still a problem, everything looks like “Blade Runner,” and dudes in helmets with consta-growl voices are the only measure of justice. Welcome to the world of “Dredd,” the remake of the “The Raid” you didn’t know you wanted.
Starring Karl Urban in the lead role — wearing a perma-helmet and armed with as many cornball one-liners at his disposal as laser bullets or whatever — the film brings the comic character to life in a brand new story about an age old problem. A drug kingpin Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) is dealing Slo-Mo, a trippy new thrill, out of her Peach Trees apartment complex, and no one can stop her. EXCEPT DREDD. BRAAAHM. Teaming up with what looks to be a thoroughly miscast Olivia Thirlby (sorry kid, we love you, but it’s true) the rest of this thing basically looks like “The Raid” as Dredd and co. have to infiltrate the building and kill a bunch of anonymous people in order to get to Ma-Ma. Cue explosions and us falling asleep.
Directed by Pete Travis and penned by Alex Garland, this looks pretty dull. Oh, it’s in 3D too in case you care. And for those of you wondering, the song in the trailer is La Roux‘s “In For The Kill” (Skream’s Let’s Get Ravey Remix). Watch below. [Total Film]