Sunday 2 December 2012

And then I saw... JUDGE MINTY.

Few of you reading this will be unaware of Judge Minty- the fan film based on the classic episode of Judge Dredd by John Wagner and Mike McMahon; after all there has been an ad for it at the side of the blog for a long time.

I saw the film recently and consider it to be one of the finest pieces of ‘Fan’ fiction around. The story uses the strip from prog 148 as a starting point and builds from there into a very accomplished short film. The cast are superb throughout, as are the production values. The whole film looks and feels ‘right’ in a way that adds to the project as a whole. I cannot recommend this film enough.

I am tempted to start getting stuck in to why I liked the film, but I’m very aware that one of the best things the film has going for it is surprise. I did not know what the overall story was for the film, and so the reveal of the extended plot was a total joy, and one that I will be revisiting often.

If you are reading this and you are going to be attending a convention in the UK over the next year, pray that Judge Minty makes an appearance.


Brigonos said...

Do we get a prize if we point out "prog 147", or do we get a punch in the gob?

Really looking forward to this, though I've had some of it spoiled for me already and should really stop reading about it.

FQP Dave said...

Oops, my bad. Did do that from memory though.

Anonymous said...

You are spot on with the fact that the look & feel of this film are spot on.