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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. Wouldn't lay down the credits to turn him to the slice n dice Cyborg that we know and love.

  • Given that Dredd is more faithful to the comics, this is highly unlikely. For all the Stallone version's faults, they at least kept the Angel gang mostly as they were.
    • Well I guess considering the box office we will never find out...still a good guess as any.
  • The loss of a hand is usually fatal, so I guess Kay just unceremoniously bled out.
    • Unless ye can learn to tie a tourniquet with ye remaining hand and your teeth.

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 drunk 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).

  • Slo-Mo is stated to be relatively new, so the long term effects are still unknown, especially considering that it's manufactured in an underground lab, as opposed to a pharmaceutical corporation. Given that, assuming this version of the Big Meg is as stringent as the original comics, everyday items such as sugar and caffeine are illegal, of course a mind-altering psychotropic drug would be illegal.
  • Well, it's shown to drokk up your teeth pretty bad. And considering how new the drug is, it apparently doesn't take much time at all to give you a serious case of meth-mouth. It probably has more serious effects later on down the line, but it's still too new of a drug to see what those effects are.
  • Well, if the original comics are any indication, Mega City One is an extremely oppressive nanny/police state, in which even things such as sugar, caffeine, synthetic caffeine, comic books, and video game consoles are outlawed, and a massive black market was created around the sale of those things as a result. Better yet, the few things that couldn't be outlawed were spun into ridiculous vices; one such is "competitive eating" as they couldn't exactly ban food - this resulted in a class of people so morbidly obese they need wheels to prop up their stomachs as they walk around; one of these "Fatties" is seen after Dredd's first execution, dead next to his "belliwheel." The Judges' system is clearly not how a healthy and functional society is supposed to operate.

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.

  • Given that this happened with Galen Demarco in the original comics, it's plausible. That version of Anderson had previously fallen in love with a Sov bloc judge, which adds further credence to that theory.

There will be sequel named Dredd: Dark Judge Death.

Because Dredd's fans would love to see him doing Gaze into the fist of Dredd! part.

  • Confirmed, sort of. Death is slated to appear in a sequel comic.

Chief Judge is also a psychic.
Specifically, a pre-cog. Anderson's career path has clearly been smoothed by someone high up, and the Chief Judge seems somewhat proud and protective of her. At the end when Dredd says she's a pass, the Chief Judge replies cryptically, "Knew she would be." You know, as if she'd foreseen it.

Ma-Ma is the reincarnation of Queen Gorgo.
That's why she can command a tribe, has a thing for violence and was driven to a rage when sexually abused.

Slo-Mo is Jet.
Both are methamphetamine-equivalents that screw with your perception of time. Even comes in an inhaler! Doesn't mesh with the Bethesda games, but it fits the originals just fine - and you have to admit it's rather amusing to think of junkies waging drug-fueled turf wars while high on literal crap. Hey, put anything in your body you want - just know the rest of us are laughing at you for unknowingly huffing mutant cow shit.

Dredd's litany of "Automatic Fail" criteria was a Secret Test of Character.
He knew Anderson was liable to fail one of them if he pushed her hard enough, even if Kay hadn't taken her weapon. What he really wanted to test was whether she'd have the determination to keep on going, even after she believed she couldn't possibly pass.

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