You really can’t do much better than DREDD if you’re looking for a pulpy, action-packed gorefest. Karl Urban’s performance as the title character is amusingly grim, and Olivia Thirlby grounds the film well as Dredd’s likeable rookie trainee. Filming the post-apocalyptic, American “Mega-City One” in South Africa was a stroke of genius. Despite how over-the-top it is, the most disturbingly prescient thing about it is how realistic the environment and society feels. This future could exist if we let it.
Go see DREDD if this sounds at all interesting to you. The movie’s having a tough time in the box office and it deserves to make it’s money back. And see it in 3D, it makes the blood all the splattier.