Twitter Buzz: DREDD

The new Judge Dredd film appears to be drawing a lot of comparisons to The Raid. But is that necessarily a bad thing? It looks as if our 'been there/seen that' society may have struck again.

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By Mark Julian - 6/21/2012
First Judge Dredd trailer


































And here's the trailer for The Raid for your own comparisons.





Running Time: Unknown
Release Date: 21 September 2012 (USA))
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey
Directed by: Pete Travis
Written by: Carlos Ezquerra (characters), Alex Garland (screenplay), John Wagner (characters)


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roybatt - 6/21/2012, 9:30 AM
People need to stop comparing this film to The Raid. I highly doubt Alex Garland decided to copy a film that hadn't even been made at the time he was writing Dredd. Also people were comparing the premise of Dredd to Diehard before The Raid came out and now with the success of The Raid people want to say Dredd is a copy. The funny thing is The Raid itself was an homage to John Carpenters Assault On Precinct 13 and was heavily influenced by Die Hard and Bruce Lee's Game of Death. Personally I love films that take place in one location and I love the John Carpenter vibe they are going for with this Dredd film. The look and feel of it has more in common with Escape From New York than The Raid I think. I love Dredd and this looks awesome- they look like they've nailed it and Urban is awesome. You wanted a real Dredd movie- "Well you've got one now":-)
ModernAvenger89 - 6/21/2012, 9:38 AM
Dredd looks great. The Raid was brilliant. I don't think it's a case of one copying the other. The director of The Raid Gareth Evans says it all really.
thalidomide - 6/21/2012, 9:42 AM
I might check this out.
mawilli4 - 6/21/2012, 9:42 AM
what is the Raid? I've never heard of it.
Danbojohnj - 6/21/2012, 10:12 AM
Billionaire head of a huge company thats named after him with a superhero alter ego.

Tony Stark IS Batman!
Soze - 6/21/2012, 10:19 AM
I'd never heard of The Raid before either.
lntrn8 - 6/21/2012, 10:21 AM
thetrojan - 6/21/2012, 10:33 AM
you should all check out the raid.
HEROMAKER - 6/21/2012, 10:34 AM
@Natrag The Raid is Indonesian movie not Chinese, can't your eyes spot the different? The Raid = Silat (Indonesian martial art) movie , Dreed = more gunfight and from comic book (The Raid also now in comic book too).

Now can you see the different?
SHHH - 6/21/2012, 10:59 AM
The Raid Is Excellent...
heisei24 - 6/21/2012, 11:27 AM
ShermanHakim - 6/21/2012, 11:42 AM
dredd looks like the raid minus martial arts but it packed with assload of firepower, looks ok
Jolt17 - 6/21/2012, 11:50 AM
Ha, thanks for featuring my tweet, Mark!

Anyway, I've ALWAYS thought a The Raid-styled movie will suit Judge Dredd very well, and to my own surprise, seems like they are trying to fulfill that...of course, that's a good thing for me. But then again, it may look way too similar it will be hard for general audiences to avoid comparing them (whatever the true situation is) - I just hope they have something in their hands to prove that such prejudice is wrong.
DoomXfactor - 6/21/2012, 12:27 PM
Wow The Raid looks waaaaay better but they also show the whole movie in the trailer lol We'll see if this isn't another shit Karl Urban movie
godproject - 6/21/2012, 12:44 PM
I'm pretty sure I'm the only one hoping for a Rob Schneider cameo.
DoomXfactor - 6/21/2012, 12:52 PM
godproject- I'll give u Schneider and raise u a Stallone cameo lol
mob7medina - 6/21/2012, 2:01 PM
screw the "raid"I won't watch that film on purpose now!But I know one thing I'll be watching Dredd the first day it comes out regardless of the similarities!!
dreddhead123 - 6/21/2012, 2:23 PM
Raid didn't have the coolest action hero ever created:

DREDD.

Nuff said.

Roll on September and DREDD. :)
AlbertusFox - 6/21/2012, 3:08 PM
If anybody has read any Dredd, you know its a similar story to 'Block Mania'. Block wars are a part of the Dredd universe.

Drokk!
bonesmcgee - 6/21/2012, 9:16 PM
@SteveRogersSon Thanks for baiting for no reason.
Ancar - 6/22/2012, 8:08 AM
The Raid rules - the best action movie of the year!!! Unfortunetly, Dredd will fail!
FireKnightRises - 6/22/2012, 8:36 AM
@Natrag
shitty your ass, its Indonesia film, its used Indonesia material arts (Pencak Silat)

its fantastic movie, watch it before you judge [frick]er
yeah dreed look very similar to the raid, I think they copying the raid

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