Kay ends up becoming Mean Machine. I mean come on. We never saw the body , he lost an arm and a leg. We know half his face could have needed some serious work from the smackdown Anderson gave him. Wouldn't be surprised a new big Bad needing a new Enforcer who would want some serious payback. Would'nt lay down the credits to turn him to the slice n dice Cyborg that we know and love.
Dredd is in the same universe as Looper.
The movie is a (relatively) subtle dig against the drug war.Does Slo-mo even have any negative effects? If not, why isn't it a perfectly legal drug?? Slo-mo just seems to slow down your perception of time. While that may affect your driving of a vehicle (like in the beginning) there are perfectly legitimate drugs whose warning labels tell you not to operate machinery etc while using them, and drink driving is obviously prohibited and policed appropriately (as Dredd was doing at the beginning before the Perps ran over someone). If Slo-mo has no negative effects other than its effect on users of machinery, then why is it prohibited??? More to the point- since 95% of people in Megacity one are unemployed, wouldn't it be a perfect drug, such as alcohol, for people to while away their time if it was legal? If it wasn't prohibited, do you think that Ma-ma's criminal gang would have gained the power and hold over Peach Trees that they have? Do you also think that she wouldn't have had the money to bribe four judges, just as criminal cartels have infiltrated police forces in real life? It can be argued that the inability of the Justice Department to approve Slo-mo as a general purpose stimulant, or a reflexive assumption that any drug must be prohibited, has caused Dredd's inconvenient day (and the deaths of hundreds at least).
Dredd is actually part three of a trilogy.First we have The Warriors set in New York City, complete with Gangs Of Hats, skyrocketing crime rate and police unable to cope. New York is abandoned, the USPF is set up and we have Escape from New York. The USPF is given more and more powers until they become the judges and the war rages on until most of America is wiped out and Mega City One is built on the remains. Of course, this is if you take Escape from L.A. as Fanon Discontinuity.
Judge Anderson is a little in love with Judge Dredd.He is unfailingly moral, he saves her life on multiple occasions, stiches her wounds, and passes her despite her pointing out she'd committed an automatic fail. Not to mention, when in traumatic situations, people form bonds to those who suffer with them and those who save them, both of which apply to Dredd after Peach Trees. Add in her emotional openness and relative naivete, and Anderson falling in love with him is a perfectly human reaction.