This week, as part of their Midnight Movies programming block, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF, for the acronym-inclined) will premiere “Dredd,” a 3D sci-fi movie written by Alex Garland, Danny Boyle’s genre partner-in-crime (he wrote “The Beach,” “Sunshine,” and “28 Days Later” for the “Slumdog Millionaire” director). “Dredd” is a whacked-out, satirical, borderline psychedelic sci-fi movie about a pair of high tech law enforcers trapped inside a building that makes Nakatomi Plaza from “Die Hard” seem like the Disneyland Hotel.
The question is — how will this futuristic thrill ride play away from the frenzied film festival midnight crowds? It will probably play well. But we wanted to look at it in more measured context. Feel free to (wait for it) judge on your own.
Damn I am hanging to see this flick!
Source with thanks to Agent Zero.