|Mega-City One as realised by 2000AD artist Gary Erskine|
Did you spot the difference? The cinematic city totally lacks the claustrophobic nature of the true Mega-City. There's breathing room between the tower blocks - that's not right! In the long shots it looks like it could be any major 21st Century city.
And if they can't get a simple detail like that right you have to question how else the film has deviated from the established canon.
At least (I believe) in this one, Dredd keeps his face covered the whole time...
"During a routine day on the job, Dredd (Karl Urban) is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan's inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound's control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival."Sounds as though the film could do justice to Judge Anderson though and what geek doesn't love Lena Headey (Sarah Connor Chronicles, Game Of Thrones, 300), right?
Dredd opens here a week on Friday and in the meantime check out the British website and American website for the film.