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|12.25.13||Borrowed||I got this for my dad and put it on because I thought I'd be in and out of the room and didn't want to miss anything of a movie I hadn't seen. Turns out I didn't have to step away so I watched all of this while everyone else slept. It's a little different seeing it in 2D. I guess I thought it was just a 3D artifact at the time but this weird blue/red effect most of the slow-motion footage has is kind of distracting to me. Also I feel like the beginning is pretty heavy with amazing slow-motion stuff then it just stops for the most part and that's a shame because those are the best parts of the movie. Still, I think it's a solid action movie and holds up without the 3D. Avon and Cersei are still pretty terrible in it though. oh well.|
|09.20.12||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2012|
My second movie was this. Karl Urban and Alex Garland and Olivia Thrilby were there. It was better than I thought it would be. They use slow-motion to really nice effect a few times, and it was cool to see actors from HBO shows I like (Cersei from Game of Thrones and muthafuckin Avon Barksdale from The Wire) but they both acted like... they were mutes or something. Odd choices, especially for Lena Heady who spends a lot of time just staring off in the distance and trying to look menacing. Wood Harris is better but was still a prop for like half the movie. The real stars are Urban and Thrilby. They kick some ass here and it's nice. I never really read the comic when I was a kid but I did have a poster on my wall of Dredd beating some punks up done by Simon Bosley that I liked very much. This movie captured the vibe of that poster very well. Brutal violence, no sentimentality, bad ass.
I liked it more than I thought I would and more than Frankenweenie but still not a LOVE I don't think. It was good though no doubt.