The tagline for Dredd 3D is, “Judgement is coming.” But for some bloggers, that judgement is already here, and it’s not exactly positive.
Based on the two trailers that have been released so far, the movie seems to bear more than just a passing similarity to the cult Indonesian martial arts film The Raid: Redemption. Consider the following. Both movies involve police raids against heavily fortified high rise buildings. In both movies, a voice on a loud speaker taunts the cops as they enter the building. In both movies, the cops come under heavy fire, then get separated from each other. In order to escape, they have to make their way from one floor to next, fighting endless swarms of bad guys along the way.
But, hey, Dredd takes place in the future and The Raid takes place in present day, so they can’t be that similar, right?