July 30, 2018


I have spoken of the 2012 movie Dredd before, about how I thought it captured the feel and texture of the Judge Dredd universe quite well.  My opinion on the film does need to be tempered by my lack of experience with the source material, but I've enough to realize that it done good.  Karl Urban in particular needs praise for his performance of the title character, particularly because he never takes off the iconic helmet during the film... when was the last time you saw a movie star do that?... and is still able to bring life to the role.  What I'm saying here is that if you like a good action film, or you're a fan of Judge Dredd, go watch it immediately.

However, that's not really why I'm here today.  Nope, today I'm here to expose y'all to the MUSIC from Dredd.  I never really noticed the music the times I've watched the film, but the soundtrack was pointed out to me by one of those "Everything Wrong" style yootoob viddys.  And brother, were they right to say that the music is great!
Now I can see how people may not like the industrial/krautrock/synth/whatever aesthetic of the music.  I can't define what genre it is, not really.  But then, I don't much care either: I just like the music.
A lot.
Enough that I've got the soundtrack lined up on Amazon for digital purchase, that's how much.
Okay everybody, enough music.  Go back to work now.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 10:30 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 I liked that Dredd movie as well. It got the important point that Judge Dredd isn't a character in Judge Dread, he's part of the environment that the stories take place in, just as much as MegaCityOne is. This was a Judge Anderson story.

Posted by: Mauser at July 30, 2018 10:33 PM (Ix1l6)

2 Goodness gracious is this right in my wheelhouse or what.

Posted by: GreyDuck at July 31, 2018 07:39 AM (rKFiU)

3 Getting a lot of strong Command & Conquer OST vibes off this. Even a little bit of the Dust Brothers work on the Fight Club OST. Some of it sounded similar enough to make me check composing credits.

Posted by: Will at July 31, 2018 01:25 PM (w93is)

4 Love it. Fantastic music. Loved the movie, too. The Stallone version was...*fine* in that 80's/90's comic book movie vibe that was going on. Sly brought the over-the-top element that you had to have back when "comic book movies" weren't the main-stream thing.  But the 2012 Dredd movie nailed it down.

Unfortunately, I think timing and the uniqueness of Urban's Judge Dredd left the movie a bit of an oddball.

Posted by: Ben at July 31, 2018 05:19 PM (osxtX)

5 Yeah, for some reason, this movie didn't get the visibility it deserved. A friend of mine was looking at my copy of the Bluray, and didn't want to watch it because he thought it was the Stallone version. Once I said "new" and "Karl Urban", he watched it and liked it.


Posted by: J Greely at July 31, 2018 05:46 PM (LGSd2)

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