Examiner.com writes: The 1995 Sylvester Stallone "Judge Dredd" left an everlasting bad taste for the past 17 years in the mouths of anyone who ever had the displeasure of seeing it . Even now the few supporters the film has can't really defend it either. So when director Pete Travis decided to reintroduce the character to film audiences he had to decisively remove every element that made that first film the disaster it was. First to go was the star power, an unfortunate trait that still lingers today is this overwhelming need to showcase the actor instead of the character they are portraying. Second to go was the comic relief (sorry Rob Schneider fans) and third to go was the bright and colorful Blade Runner-esque cityscape. What that leaves you with is one lean and mean action flick that doesn't pull any punches.