- Less Rob Schneider.
Judge Dredd: The Brutal Beta Cut
Been working on this for a few days now and I am aware there are other fanedits which singularly focus on drastically reducing Rob Schneider’s screentime, but, let’s face it… he wasn’t the only problem with the movie. There are some scenes and lines of dialog that simply don’t hold up. It would be exceptionally generous just to say that such things are dated, but I doubt they ever worked well to begin with. My version seeks to adjust the tone of the film as a whole, removing the goofy humor, some of the overblown scenes, and make the film more streamlined. It clocks in at about… an hour and 20 minutes now. Pretty breezy, but fun- I hope. This is mainly for the nostalgists and Stallone fans. When all is said and done, the same decisions that would’ve made this a better Dredd movie back in the day, would’ve made it a better movie overall. Ergo, yes, any Dredd fan might appreciate the shift in tone, but it’s still not an ideal Judge Dredd movie. 2012′s Dredd is still the one to beat for that. But as a Stallone vehicle for sci-fi adventure, I think my cut makes Judge Dredd a little more watchable.
I put the poster together just for kicks really.
If you’re interested in knowing more about it, just shoot me a note.