Kill ’Em All. Dredd, Reviewed. [Grierson & Leitch]

Even a truly morally reprehensible, super-violent movie has its place in the culture. I’m not talking about a film like Dark Knight Rises, which in the wake of the Aurora shootings was the subject of our most recent cultural spasm over Hollywood violence. That was actually a thoughtful, artistic commentary on violence that wasn’t all that violent. No, I’m thinking of something like Dredd, which doesn’t strive to be thoughtful; it just wants to kill lots of people in the bloodiest ways possible. It’s a movie that’s Not Good For You; your kids shouldn’t see it—but you’ll have a blast watching it. More »

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