Dredd ★★★½

Softcore violence porn. As fellow Letterboxder Zedsdead put it, “A poverty-criminalizing, anti-due-process, war-footing copaganda film.” It’s also wall-to-wall gun deaths, with the two principals shooting about a hundred people on screen. I only watched it because of the Alex Garland credit.

All that being said, Headey makes a great villain (though I guess we already knew that), there is some superbly trippy imagery, the story zips along, and it doesn’t take itself too seriously. I didn’t hate it, but I also wouldn’t be sorry if it vanished from existence.

Addendum: Can I just also say that I was constantly distracted by the fact that the fashion detail on his his helmet obstructs his vision?

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