After the failed attempt in 1995 to adapt the Judge Dredd comics into a live action movie starring Sylvester Stallone only resulting in it being a dumb guilty pleasure at best, there was a big chance that would kill chances for a faithful adaptation to ever be produced. Everyone mainstream has viewed Judge Dredd as a joke over the years, in the same fashion people did with Batman after the Adam West TV Show. But just like with Tim Burton giving Batman a more serious dark take in 1989, a unknown director named Peter Travis gave us a more serious dark take on Dredd last year.
However, the first time I saw a trailer of it, I was very "meh, whatever" towards it, just viewing it as "yet another remake of a action movie". But then I realized... it isn't a remake at all. It's a re-imagining. And heck, it's rather low budget for a "high budget cinematic" movie. 30 million dollars... half as much as Predators costed, which was also considered a low budget cinematic action flick. That could only