I was not a fan. Don't get me wrong, it was okay. I just found it slow moving and dull for an action film. Lots of over the top violence and the slow-mo stuff really annoyed me. It was cool the first two times to introduce the drug's effect but got a bit like the director "wanking over it" because he could do this effect. I was a bit annoyed Dredd never once removed his helmet. You hire Karl Urban to be Dredd yet never show his face? Not even once??? Why???? It was an okay film but not overly impressive despite so many guy friends of mine waxing poetic about it.
The second film was even worse.
I knew it was awful straight off the bat yet continued to watch Michael Fassbender run shirtless through the snow because...hey...eye-candy. It went worse and worse with clumsy, over-the-top, violence and bad acting. I ending up watching to the end but it was really awful. It never got better and I watched the film solely for Fassbender and admit that now.
Right now, I am being amused as Damon Albarn (from blur, my favorite brit pop band) reads the news intro on Radio 2 on the BBC while he fills in as DJ. He went out to the hallway to "practice" during one of the songs he chose to play. He did a decent job with only a slight fumble. Yeah, I listen to special radio shows online when the guests interest me and, heck, Damon Albarn who has Paul Simonon (from the Clash) with him is worth a listen. I think I like Damon Albarn even more now because the first album he bought was "Kings of the Wild Frontier by Adam and the Ants. Plus his second album he ever bought was "Combat Rock" by The Clash (my favorite punk group) and he is now friends with Paul Simonon? Impressed.
Anyway, off to finish up online.