How much is close to original comics the Dredd 2012? In case someone wanders am I trolling, no I am not.
(I haven’t watched Stallone 's flick in a very while, so the most I forgot. But I do remember the bizzarre tone the movie had. It’s like maniacally shifting between regular 90s sf action and tongue in cheek comedy, none of which worked very well, because the one is constantly killing the other. So, in that regard I wasn’t really certain what kind of movie I’ve been watching. Though Stallone is great for the part, if you can scrap his speech. At that time I didn’t realize how big issue is removing the helmet)
But the comics that I read (all from late 70s and early 80s, written by John Wagner, and occasionally helped by Alan Grant) never were so grim and gratitously violent. Sure, people die, but you casually. And the tone of the stories are mostly satirical, self referencing, cheesy (but in a good way), lighthearted, with black comedy and at all serious. For ex, The Day When The Law Died (which ironically, 1995 film uses some material). Or story parodying movie Death Race. Sure, some issues are more darker and edgier, such us with Judge Death, Fink or Black Plague. But IMO everything that would fall under CCA. When the comics grew so violent? I remember panicking and thinking “what the hell I am reading”?