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Dredd effectively shoots down the assumption that if you’re going to see a brainless action movie, you’re going to have to put up with some offensive shit as well. Whenever anyone complains about movies like Transformers being sexist and badly written, the comeback is usually something like, “What do you expect from a stupid blockbuster?” In the case of Dredd, however, you have a comicbook adaptation that’s dark and gory enough to receive an 18 rating and yet mysteriously contains zero scenes where the camera lovingly pans over naked and/or recently-murdered strippers. — Hello, Tailor: The new Judge Dredd movie is a great chick-flick.
The problem is that while I think that women are people, the creators of the films I watch give every impression of disagreeing with this viewpoint. Of course, I could try watching nothing but feminist documentaries and serious real-life dramas about women overcoming personal tragedies, but those kinds of movies don’t fulfill my needs vis-a-vis mutant zombie hordes, improbable leather body-armour, and soundtracks that sound like twelve-ton steel girders being banged together by Skrillex. Anyhow, I am pleased to report that Dredd is an ideal girl-nerd action movie, featuring awesome ladies in two of the three main roles, neither of whom are Lara Croft wannabes or damsels in distress. — Hello, Tailor: The new Judge Dredd movie is a great chick-flick.