We need to talk about Dredd. Not because it was a massive hit (though it should have been). Not because of Karl Urban’s chin (though it deserves its own credit). And not because the soundtrack made me want to overdose on Slo-Mo and play with pretty water droplets (though it definitely, definitely did).
But because we — that is, the small percentage of the population that actually saw it — demand a sequel. When a post-apocalyptic comic book adaptation written by Alex Garland of The Beach fame, starring the likes of Lena Headey, fails to register in the cultural consciousness, there is something deeply amiss in our film-going society.
For those of you that haven’t seen it (and really, that’s most of you), Dredd is a raw, violent, stunning film centered around the character of Judge Dredd, played by Karl Urban’s jawline. Set in the crime-ridden wastelands of a dystopian America, it follows the induction of a rookie judge named Anderson (Olivia Thirlby) on her first day.
When Dredd and Anderson are called out to a 200-storey slum in Mega City One to investigate a triple homicide, they unwittingly instigate a lock-down. The MaMa gang operates here, and hell hath no fury like Lena Headey when she gets a good script between her teeth. Here, Headey plays the character of MaMa with all the wry, twisted lipped cruelty of her other alter-ego, Game of Throne's Cersei Lannister. Only, Cersei has better hair.
If all this has failed to convince you, then let me ask you this: Do you want to see Avon Barksdale (a.k.a Wood Harris) do his thing again?
Of course you do, so watch Dredd.
*gasp* Friend is lonely?
on my way friend… woah wait…yes
I dance to maek you happy
did friend like dance?
I shall battle the sadness!
friend isso pretty, she shouldnt feel sad or lonely
lots of people love friend! shes funny
I give huggles to friend
when friend is happy, we are happy
remember to smile okay? Smile as you read this!
you are not alone friend. I am here. Be happy.
i just want to send this to all my friends
And here is a transparent version of the best friends.
- Pat regarding the big Persona announcement (via knightoftigers)