Cinematic Swipe: DREDD DEVIL

Be it coincidence or homage or the outright hope that they don’t get caught aping someone else’s movie, filmmakers have been replicating the work of those who have gone before them for some time now. Every now and then we like to stop and point out one of those instances.*

How is Mega City One like Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen? When they’re both watched over by a protector who likes to lurk about on rooftops.

That’s the answer suggested by looking at both the posters to 2003’s Daredevil and Dredd, opening up later this month. Interestingly, although they are both comic book adaptations, Daredevil is more straight up superheroics while Dredd has a much more a satirical, science-fiction setting. But man, do both heroes like to stand on roof tops.

*And in the spirit of the swipe, we readily acknowledge that we were “inspired” by a similar feature over at Rich Johnson’s comic book news and gossip site, Bleeding Cool.

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty-five years experience writing about film and pop culture. He is a member of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle.
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