In a bid to stay true to its source material, the 2000 AD comic, this high octane and brutal adaptation remains a gruesome gore-fest throughout. The morality of Mega-City One’s violent gangs is of pure evil. The masses of felons that run amok within its walls outnumber the Judges significantly and understand that their crimes can therefore escape judgement. They control the blocks without fear or thought of the consequences of their actions. The dark setting of this story is foretold in a ten-page comic prequel that focuses on the genesis of Dredd’s terrifying antagonist.