Anybody else seen this film yet? The '95 Stallone film was pretty much a mess - don't get me wrong, I enjoy it, but it was about as far removed from what a Judge Dredd movie *should* be as I could imagine.
This, on the other hand? Personally, I consider it as good a Judge Dredd movie as could have possibly been made. Karl Urban plays the role excellently and, unlike Stallone, really embodies the character. In my opinion, his performance actually really evoked early Clint Eastwood, which coming from me is a pretty huge compliment. You never see Dredd's face, during the entire movie, which I felt was a nice touch.
The film itself has a wonderfully crafted setting, which (while isn't true to the source material in every way) is one Hell of an entertaining crapsack future. There's very, very little in the way of either character development or actual storyline, though, which actually works in its favour - at the end, you get the impression that all you've really done is watch one day in the life of a Judge - and this gives massive potential for sequels. Personally, I'd be happy for another couple.
It's pretty early here, so I might review this properly later, when I'm a bit more awake. Anyways, I'd urge you all to go see it, cos it's really good.