An interesting piece of news coming out of Cannes is that future cop Judge Dredd will be returning to theaters. Those who remember Sylvester Stallone's 1995 flop judge it to be either an innocent action-movie pleasure or a guilty bastardization of a long-running British comic book, but either way it was not a successful film at the box office. With the director of Vantage Point, the writer of 28 Days Later and concept art by the co-creator of The Losers, not to mention a smaller production budget, it looks like this version has the potential to become a franchise, but the film needs to learn from history. We've come up with three laws the production needs to follow in order to avoid the stiff sentence the last movie got.
Well, this is embarrassing. All week I was excited about eviscerating this movie in blog form -- quite literally high on negativity, as I often am -- but when I finally watched it, I actually... kind of liked it. Maybe I was just in a good mood, maybe it was all the sunshine we've been having, maybe I've lost my mind, but the fact remains that I honestly enjoyed Grown Ups. Though I should note that I do seem to be the only one in the world who did.