Aug 16, 2013
Judge Dredd (1995) (part 2 of 2)
What Didn’t Work:
As much as I enjoy the movie, as a screenwriter, I do have to say the script is rather undercooked. None of the actors aside from Assante are given much to chew on (Prochnow and von Sydow just naturally deliver the goods, regardless of the material), and while the plot point of Dredd and Rico being brothers cloned from the same DNA sample is taken from the comics, it still feels a little bland.
It doesn’t help much that the plot in general has a very generic and arbitrary feel to it. There isn’t much in the way of obstacles for Dredd. He’s framed for murder, he gets stranded outside the city, he gets back in, and he clears his name, end of story.