Yurp. Its one of those rare things in life that inspires insane purchases. 3D tvs, 3D projectors, oculus Rift support for 3d movies, just everything!
I bought film props! I have to say that every so often just to remind myself of the effect this thing had on me. Ive done nothing like it before or since!
Dredd had phenomenal writing, or in relative terms to what was essentially put through as a movie about blasting folk in the face. Up there with Robocop and those other big subverted commentaries on police states and authoritarianism. An action movie that -spoilers- actually ends on a fucking downer. We're denied the implied catharsis that violence in action movies is supposed to bring, just another chunk of meat on the slab before moving on to the next potential atrocity. Fuck yeah. The acting, directing and editing all working in beautiful concert to produce something genuinely fucking awesome.
A sequel will have the usual players back again i guess but it remains to be seen if we'll ever be so lucky with the rest. Its probably best to look at this movie as lighting in a bottle....until im proven wrong that it is and its thrown back in my cynical fat fucking face
Will debase self for credits.