Heartwarming: Dredd

  • Dredd passing Anderson. He's tough, but fair.
    • The scene before that in the elevator where he dresses her wound is about as close to sweet as Dredd gets.
  • Dredd's reaction to Anderson's idealism in the beginning.
    Dredd: Make a difference? To a block like this?
    Anderson: I was born and raised in a block like this, until the Justice Department took me. I know there are good people inside. Good families, just... trying to get by. Yes, I believe I can make a difference.
    *beat*
    Dredd: Admirable.
  • Dredd taking down two teenagers shooting at him with stun rounds. Considering the wake of destruction he leaves without a wink of remorse, this is a particular mark of mercy.
  • Anderson quitting the force, realizing that her morality is too strong even for the Judges.
    Anderson: "I already picked up the fail when I lost my primary weapon. I'm not going to be a Judge, and I don't need to be a mind-reader to know it. He's a victim, not a perp, and until my assessment is formally over I'm still entitled to dispense justice and that's what I just did by letting him go. Maybe that'll be the one difference I do make."
    • Even better, Dredd actually looks impressed. And approving. Which makes the final shot of Judge Anderson, heading out to patrol the mean streets, that much sweeter.
  • Ma-Ma shoots down an entire block. She killed perhaps dozens of innocents, but not her actual targets. In the next scene, Dredd actually loses his cool and delivers a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to their prisoner. Just guessing here, but maybe Dredd has a Berserk Button note  and Ma-Ma just pushed it?
    • Indeed, Dredd uses lethal force to take down the three perps at the beginning only when they run a bystander down.