History YMMV / Dredd

1st Dec '16 3:12:28 PM Kalaong
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: This is the first Judge Dredd film to examine the core premise of the comics; DemocracyIsBad. If people can't learn to live together peacefully, all that's left is the AppealToForce; the shotgun blast of Ma-Ma's enforcers, or the surgical ruthlessness of Dredd and his fellow Judges. Either way, civilization is held together by mutual self-interest or [[SwordOfDamocles unreasoning fear]]; a fear the Judges know all too well how to exploit.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: This is the first Judge Dredd film to examine the core premise of the comics; DemocracyIsBad. If people can't learn to live together peacefully, peacefully on their own, all that's left is the AppealToForce; the shotgun blast of Ma-Ma's enforcers, or the surgical ruthlessness of Dredd and his fellow Judges. Either way, civilization is held together by mutual self-interest or [[SwordOfDamocles unreasoning fear]]; a fear the Judges know all too well how to exploit.
1st Nov '16 5:28:46 AM Silverblade2
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* CriticalDissonance: The film didn't do so well at the box office despite its positive reception, but its managed to gain quite a following on video, a spin off comic set in the film's version of the universe and even fans making a [[http://2000adonline.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=a6e40236aa24d482cfff600d2&id=62906ebdcc petition to help greenlight a sequel.]]
21st Oct '16 9:39:57 PM 43110
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* CompleteMonster: Madeline "Ma-Ma" Madrigal is the de facto ruler of the Peach Trees apartment complex and the biggest and most aggressive drug lord spreading the Slo-Mo drug, which slows the user's perception of time, throughout Mega-City One. Her meteoric ascent to power in Peach Trees is noted as unprecedented for its sheer senseless carnage and bloodshed, as she and her followers slaughtered their way to the top (ironically by taking the top ''first'', then slaughtering their way down the block) with a SlasherSmile on her face. She is introduced having several rival gangsters skinned alive, then thrown out a ''very'' long drop after being given Slo-Mo to draw out their deaths. When the Judges arrive to investigate and capture one of her chief lieutenants, Ma-Ma has the Peach Trees complex shut down to trap Dredd and his trainee inside to silence any witnesses. She has no compunction about any civilians getting caught in the crossfire, to the point that she opens fire into an apartment block with gatling guns to kill the two judges. Dredd, a trigger-happy KnightTemplar himself, notes just how overkill this is. We later learn that she personally carved out the eyes of her lead techie to forcefully give him cybernetic implants and playfully threatens to gut him while issuing orders. The captured lieutenant is later returned to her, and she only refrains from killing him because she's running low on men at that point. She finally arranges to blow up half the complex, with a population of thousands, by detonating a bomb tied to her heart rate.

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* CompleteMonster: Madeline "Ma-Ma" "[[OneBadMother Ma-Ma]]" Madrigal is the de facto ruler [[BigBad ruler]] of the Peach Trees apartment complex and [[TheAggressiveDrugDealer the biggest and most aggressive drug lord lord]] spreading the Slo-Mo drug, which slows the user's perception of time, throughout Mega-City One. Her meteoric ascent to power in Peach Trees is noted as unprecedented for its sheer senseless carnage and bloodshed, as she and her followers slaughtered their way to the top (ironically by taking the top ''first'', then slaughtering their way down the block) with a SlasherSmile on her face. She is introduced having several rival gangsters skinned alive, then thrown out a ''very'' long drop after being given Slo-Mo to draw out their deaths. When the Judges arrive to investigate and capture one of her chief lieutenants, Ma-Ma has the Peach Trees complex shut down to trap Dredd and his trainee inside to silence any witnesses. She has no compunction about any civilians getting caught in the crossfire, to the point that she opens fire into an apartment block with [[GatlingGood gatling guns guns]] to kill the two judges. Dredd, a trigger-happy KnightTemplar himself, notes [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill just how overkill this is. is]]. We later learn that she personally [[EyeScream carved out the eyes eyes]] of her lead techie to forcefully give him [[ElectronicEyes cybernetic implants implants]] and playfully threatens to gut him while issuing orders. The captured lieutenant is later returned to her, and she only refrains from killing him [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou because she's running low on men at that point. point]]. She finally arranges to blow up half the complex, with a population of thousands, by detonating a bomb [[DeadManSwitch tied to her heart rate.rate]].
13th Oct '16 11:12:43 AM Kalaong
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: This is the first Judge Dredd film to examine the core premise of the comics; DemocracyIsBad. If people can't learn to live together peacefully, all that is left is the AppealToForce; the shotgun blast of Ma-Ma's enforcers, or the surgical ruthlessness of Dredd and his fellow Judges. Either way, civilization is held together by mutual self-interest or [[SwordOfDamocles unreasoning fear]]; a fear the Judges know all too well how to exploit.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: This is the first Judge Dredd film to examine the core premise of the comics; DemocracyIsBad. If people can't learn to live together peacefully, all that is that's left is the AppealToForce; the shotgun blast of Ma-Ma's enforcers, or the surgical ruthlessness of Dredd and his fellow Judges. Either way, civilization is held together by mutual self-interest or [[SwordOfDamocles unreasoning fear]]; a fear the Judges know all too well how to exploit.
13th Oct '16 11:12:01 AM Kalaong
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: This is the first Judge Dredd film to examine the core premise of the comics; DemocracyIsBad. If people can't learn to live together peacefully, all that is left is the AppealToForce; the shotgun blast of Ma-Ma's enforcers, or the surgical ruthlessness of Dredd's Lawgiver. Either way, civilization is held together by mutual self-interest or [[SwordOfDamocles unreasoning fear]]; a fear the Judges know all too well how to exploit.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: This is the first Judge Dredd film to examine the core premise of the comics; DemocracyIsBad. If people can't learn to live together peacefully, all that is left is the AppealToForce; the shotgun blast of Ma-Ma's enforcers, or the surgical ruthlessness of Dredd's Lawgiver.Dredd and his fellow Judges. Either way, civilization is held together by mutual self-interest or [[SwordOfDamocles unreasoning fear]]; a fear the Judges know all too well how to exploit.
12th Oct '16 9:20:25 AM Kalaong
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: This is the first Judge Dredd film to examine the core premise of the comics; DemocracyIsBad. If people can't learn to live together peacefully, all that is left is the AppealToForce; the shotgun blast of Ma-Ma's enforcers, or the surgical ruthlessness of Dredd's Lawgiver. Either way, civilization is held together by mutual self-interest or [[SwordOfDamocles unreasoning fear]]; a fear the Judges know all too well how to exploit.
7th Oct '16 3:09:14 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CultClassic: Since its DVD release, it got a bigger following, a sequel petition and won out in Amazon's March Movie Madness poll in 2014, [[DarkHorseVictory beating out such films as]] ''Film/PulpFiction'', ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
3rd Oct '16 1:49:56 PM SydJones
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* AntiClimaxBoss:
** [[spoiler: The female Judge on Ma-Ma's payroll]] believes she can catch Anderson by surprise regardless of who finds who first, but didn't know Anderson was a psychic and could see through any deception. [[spoiler:She gets gunned down unceremoniously the instant they meet up]].
** [[spoiler:Ma-Ma's second in command]], who is shown as a formidable opponent, is defeated offscreen by Dredd and is then casually thrown off a balcony in front of Ma-Ma.
** Ma-Ma arms herself, before Dredd enters her room, [[spoiler:with an explosive charge that will detonate if she dies]], but Dredd simply [[spoiler:gut-shoots her, doses her with Slo-Mo, and throws her to her death.]]
16th Sep '16 10:30:35 AM CynicalBastardo
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* HilariousInHindsight: Ma Ma's death by being shot and thrown from a height would be echoed in [[ComicBook JudgeDredd the comics]] in the form of PJ Maybe's death.

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Ma Ma's death by being shot and thrown from a height would be echoed in [[ComicBook JudgeDredd [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd the comics]] in the form of PJ Maybe's death.death.
** In the legolambs ''Dredd: The Musical'' song, a Karl Urban impersonator complains about not getting a sequel, while ''Film/{{Thor}}'' gets one. Now, Urban is playing Skurge in ''Film/ThorRagnarok''.
14th Sep '16 8:26:19 AM CynicalBastardo
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* HilariousInHindsight: Ma Ma's death by being shot and thrown from a height would be echoed in [[ComicBook JudgeDredd the comics]] in the form of PJ Maybe's death.
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