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Dredd Trailer Features Guns, Slo-Mo Drug and Karl Urban Frowning

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Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is a professional frowner | Lionsgate

The debut trailer for Dredd was released yesterday, and it kicks the badassary levels into overdrive. Some of you might be familiar with the 1995 Judge Dredd movie starring Sylvester Stallone. I probably just made you cringe by reminding you of such a terrible film. This new Judge Dredd stars Karl Urban, who is taking a break from playing Bones in Star Trek to breaking bad guys’ bones as the dreadful Judge.

The trailer informs us that the ass that must be judiciously kicked by Judge Dredd belongs to a drug kingpin who wants to dominate the city. She has invented a drug that slows down time and allows for many exciting gun battles and explosions. The drug is named “Slo-Mo,” and every action movie director has been addicted to it since the late 90’s – get details here.

The trailer looks exciting and full of cheesy one-liners. My favorites are probably “It’s Judgment Time!” and “Your sentence is death!” The special effects will probably be pretty good, and the trailer makes the movie seem enjoyable until the number 3 nefariously sits down next to the letter D. 3D doesn’t make a movie bad but a lot of bad movies are made in 3D. I can only hope this isn’t one of them.

John Dempsey

John Dempsey is a young writer who specializes in manly things like explosions and terrible character development. He graduated from Penn State in 2011 with a Journalism degree. While there, he wrote humorous columns that sometimes resembled useful information on the Penn State news blog, Onward State.

John Dempsey has written posts on Reel Life With Jane.


  1. Another awesome Kiwi actor doing well in Hollywood. Well done, Karl!
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  2. MyKidsEatSquid

    I love a good shoot ’em up movie and Karl Urban seems perfect for this one. Did you see him in Red?
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  3. festeringbaboon

    I’m really looking forward to this.

  4. I am not a fan of guns. I am afraid of them, but my dad said its good to have a gun in the house, for protection.

  5. I love the 1995 version. This one is too much special effect.

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