Guest Review: Judge Dredd by Boobookittyfrag

I AM DE LAW!!

Oh my god, they made a movie version of one of my favourite comics(if you're Scottish - you read 2000AD). WHY GOD WHY?
I was at a comic convention a few years ago, where the most popular event was the Judge Dredd screening, with commentary by Alan Grant(who has written it for years). We watched the opening montage of comics, and as soon as that had passed, Alan stopped the movie saying 'that's the best part in the movie' - yeah, he was right 🙂
We watched on, with Stallone dominating the majority of the screen, a friend sitting next to me recounted the tale of Stallone winning best actor at the french equivalent of the Oscars - he got up on the podium and just said 'uuuuh, merci' - he knew it was a stinker, we knew it was a stinker, and the french were obviously taking the mickey : )
I knew all was lost when Stallone took his helmet off( a helmet which Judge Dredd creator Carlos Esquerra couldn't put on because it was too small!!!!) - old stoneface never took his helmet off in the comics, but the studio obviously needed their Stallone dollar - why i oughtta!! The only good things in the movie were Mean Machine - who was true to form, the cameo by ian dury(that's a lawgiver!! take your bleedin arm off!), and the lil in-jokes for 2000ad readers - like the chopper smiley on the statue of liberty(blink and you'll miss it!) Other than that, it's a stinky little Stallone vehicle that should be avoided at all cost!!

Editor's Note: You'll notice I'm not linking to this movie at all. Yup, that's on purpose. I will however show off some rad comics and graphic novels!

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