Karl Urban can play smart, tough, and funny. But can he swim?
I knew that the makers of Dredd got the feel of the comic book, 2000 AD, right when its square-jawed authority, Judge Dredd, pulled out his lawgiver gun. It was set to Hot Shot, its heat-seeking mode that Dredd uses when he wants to eliminate fleeing perps. Sweet. They also captured the worn-to-the-bone look of Mega-City One, a future megalopolis that has more in common with New York City during its Fort Apache: The Bronx days than the cyberpunk future of Blade Runner. These, and many other good decisions, made Dredd an excellent interpretation of 2000 AD—and a movie worth seeing.