So despite my love for Karl Urban, I do not necessarily run to the theater when I see his name. Additionally, the 90's adaptation of 'Judge Dredd' with Sylvester Stallone in spandex pretty much turned me off to the franchise. The new 'Dredd's trailer didn't give me high hopes either. It's not good, not bad, just "eh." So needless to say, this one was about to skip out of my orbit until I saw the reviews. 'Dredd' has a whopping 78% on the tomato meter (Rotten Tomatoes--subject to change). Check out Sean O'Connell's full review in the Washington Post.
|The many faces of Karl Urban. Umm...actually he always seems to be scowling.|
In all seriousness, I think that I may have underestimated 'Dredd.' I will try to correct this error this weekend and spend a little quality time with Mr. Urban, popcorn, soda, and my movie partner...my dad. But just in case, we're still going to the matinee.