Behind VFX: Dredd
Judge Dredd: “Mega City One. 800 million people living in the ruin of the old world and the mega structures of the new one. Only one thing fighting for order in the chaos: judges.”
From Prime Focus World, an in-depth look at the VFX sequence of Pete Travis’s (2012) “Dredd.” Dredd was based on the 2000 AD comic strip Judge Dredd and its eponymous character created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. Karl Urban stars as Judge Dredd, a law enforcer given the power of judge, jury and executioner in a vast, dystopic metropolis called Mega-City One that lies in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Dredd and his apprentice partner, Judge Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), are forced to bring order to a 200-storey high-rise block of flats and deal with its resident drug lord, Ma-Ma (Lena Headey).
Critics were generally positive about the film’s visual effects, casting and action, while criticism focused on a perceived lack of the satirical elements that are found in the source comic and on excessive violence. Despite the positive critical response, the film earned just over $41 million at the box office on an estimated budget of $45 million. Dredd saw greater success following its home release, and has since been recognized as a cult film.
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"This, finally, is the Dredd movie comic book readers have been anticipating."
~ Sean O’Connell / Washington Post
"What’s exceptional is the orchestration of color, form, light and dark (lots of dark), 3-D technology and digital effects into a look that amounts to a vision."
~ Joe Morgenstern / Wall Street Journal
“Dredd" (2012) was based on character created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra, screenplay written by Alex Garland, directed by Pete Travis and starred Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey.
The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge - a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.
During a routine day on the job, Dredd 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. permalink
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Behind VFX - VFX Films in April
This is our list of films which relied heavily on visual effects (post production) that we are most excited about seeing in this month.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Release Date: 4 April 2014 (USA)
- Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
- Stars: Chris Evans, Frank Grillo, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford
- Storyline: Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).
- Official Site: Marvel.com/CaptainAmerica
- Release Date: 17 April 2014 (USA)
- Director: Wally Pfister
- Stars: Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara
- Storyline: A terminally ill scientist (Johnny Depp) downloads his mind into a computer. This grants him power beyond his wildest dreams, and soon he becomes unstoppable.
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