The Americans don't seem to get that Dredd is a Policeman following procedure dispassionately.
So they make him bark orders and fight in a Last Action Hero way as if he is constantly stressed or antagonised. There's nothing here that would make him break a sweat.
To be fair, in the earlier days of the strip, Dredd did come across as a bellowing pompous puffed chest kind of guy, especially as illustrated by Ron Smith. Even stuff like Bolland's "These blocks are under arrest!" cover etc. He often wouldn't really be described as dispassionate. And he sure got pissed off at times even in the 90s, showing his ego in clashes with various people.
So I guess the American take is still going for a 70s or 80s over-the-top vibe I guess. But I agree it's not in character, and in general I don't like the IDW Dredd comics. Even for an over-the-top style, they lack the layers and genius of Wagner's writing. I do look forward to checking this one out though.
Funny, I was going to use that "These blocks are under arrest" quote too, as an example of Dredd's forceful manner in the past.
Worth noting that this is a comic aimed at the U.S market and the character is still relatively unknown to many, so it will serve as an introduction to Judge Dredd for many readers.
Baring that in mind, the tone appears consistent with characterisation from the past.
Not sure a more introspective, contemplative Dredd would suit the extreme hyperbolic set up and narrative or serve as an effective introduction to Judge Dredd's world.