Anil Sees DREDD 3D

You know, the comic-based film that croaked at the box office. Here’s our Ace Saskatchewan Observer’s short (because he knows how to edit, dammit) take:

It’s half good.

What works:

  • the structure (moving a hostage between two protagonists while chasing the villain makes for nice dynamics)
  • some of the interrogation scenes
  • some of the satirical elements.

What doesn’t work:

  • the clash of tone, technology and style, which pulls you out of the experience.

The whole time I was watching, I couldn’t drop two thoughts:

  1. I wonder if the script had a more singular vision, which would have tied up the frayed ends?
  2. I wonder when Anti-Viral comes out?  That trailer had me genuinely excited.