Though it absolutely bombed at the box office, Dredd is a pretty darn good comic book adaptation. It's dark, gritty and (most importantly) true to the source material. But, believe it or not, we need to thank Sylvester Stallone and his generally mocked 1995 Judge Dredd film for it getting made. Really!
Many are looking forward to seeing Dredd later this year because it represents a chance at big-screen redemption for the character after the much-maligned 1995 Sylvester Stallone film. Most comic book devotees aren't shy about showering Stallone's version with hate—but when Dredd star Karl Urban was asked what he thought of the flick, he was a bit more ... careful.
Even at 65, Sylvester Stallone is still out there fighting the action movie fight for moviegoers everywhere, but he seems to be losing a little bit of his faith these days. Sure, he's got plenty of action on the way with The Expendables 2 and The Tomb both headed for theaters, but he sees a new threat rising that might kill the genre that made his name forever, and it's a threat clad in tights and cape.
Sylvester Stallone says the next Rambo won't be a sci-fi epic after all, but we think it should.
The Star Wars actor was one of several celebrities considered for a special cameo role.