Seeing Double: The Raid + Dredd 2D

Duration: 192 min

The Raid - Already being hailed as one of the best action films of the last decade after a handful of crowd-thrilling festival screenings, Welsh writer/director Gareth Evans’ martial arts blitzkrieg is a must-see for any self-respecting genre fan. Set in a grime-encrusted Indonesian tower block, THE RAID follows a rookie SWAT team on a floor-by-floor assault to take down a notorious mobster. Pencak Silat sensation Iko Uwais (who starred in Evans’ previous feature, MERANTAU) pinches Tony Jaa’s crown as martial arts cinema’s new poster-boy. This is jaw-dropping, lung-busting, utterly relentless stage combat at its very best.

Dredd - Based on the hugely popular sci-fi comic-book hero, Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is an elite law enforcer-cum-justice dispenser in the dystopian Mega City One, which sprawls across much of a post-apocalypse America.

Dredd is required to assess a rookie colleague with powerful psychic abilities (Olivia Thirlby), and the couple confront a gang led by the vicious Ma-Ma (Lena Headley) in a 200-storey slum called Peach Trees. This is where the gang manufacture Slo-Mo, a powerful psychotic drug that does just what it says on the tin. Outraged by the Judges’ capture of her head honcho, Ma-Ma locks down the entire block, leading to their increasingly desperate and violent efforts to exit intact with their prisoner.

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