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Sandman1

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The depictions of Mega-City One
« on: 10 January, 2017, 04:38:20 pm »
Do you like the depictions of the city from the two films?

I do not really like any of those depictions. The one from 95 is too... cartoonish and lack those bleak social conditions. And the latest one wandered off too far from the source material and didn't have that interesting futuristic look. But the story Six from Dredd Megazine 221-222 have some nice illustrations of the city.   

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Re: The depictions of Mega-City One
« Reply #1 on: 10 January, 2017, 05:55:00 pm »
The first is amusing in that you can see the same bits of redressed scenery in several scenes, because the redressing wasn't enough. Bits of that movie work, but it's very shiny shiny 1990s. The point about MC-1, bar in the early days, was that it looked like a jewel from the air, but a disaster when you were up close.

The newer one was a lot more 'five minutes into the future', but I liked it a lot. Mind you, I like grimy sci-fi, and Dredd was very much that.

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Re: The depictions of Mega-City One
« Reply #2 on: 11 January, 2017, 03:00:20 pm »
The point about MC-1, bar in the early days, was that it looked like a jewel from the air, but a disaster when you were up close.

The newer one was a lot more 'five minutes into the future', but I liked it a lot. Mind you, I like grimy sci-fi, and Dredd was very much that.

Do you have any favourite depiction of the city? 

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Re: The depictions of Mega-City One
« Reply #3 on: 11 January, 2017, 03:28:38 pm »
From the comic? Anything by McMahon or Flint, really.

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Re: The depictions of Mega-City One
« Reply #4 on: 12 January, 2017, 11:11:00 am »
From the comic? Anything by McMahon or Flint, really.

I'm maybe a bit too inquisitive, but why do you think those depictions stands out from the rest?

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Re: The depictions of Mega-City One
« Reply #5 on: 12 January, 2017, 12:27:52 pm »
Loads of character, and depicting the madness of the future.

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Re: The depictions of Mega-City One
« Reply #6 on: 12 January, 2017, 10:41:32 pm »
Loads of character, and depicting the madness of the future.

Your examples sounds like two interesting ones, so I'm going to look them up.