THE simultaneous cinema release of the new Judge Dredd film and a sumptuous costume drama has left men struggling to choose.
Dredd 3D, starring Karl Urban, is an adaptation of the violent 2000AD comic strip about a brutal cop fighting gangs and mutants on the post-apocalyptic streets of Mega City One.
Meanwhile Anna Karenina, starring Jude Law and Keira Knightley, details the doomed romance between a married aristocrat and a handsome count, set against the evocative and beautifully-portrayed backdrop of 19th century Russia.
25-year-old scaffolder Roy Hobbs said: “I can only see one film this week, but it’s practically impossible to choose between these two.
“Sure Dredd 3D will have heads exploding in slow motion, customised motorbikes and flamethrowers, but Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is a classic portrayal of forbidden love with a timeless social message.
“Plus this new Karenina is produced by Working Title films, who gave us the wonderful Pride & Prejudice and my personal favourite Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason.
“I shall have to discuss this with my wife.”
Security guard Tom Booker said: “As much as I love ultra-violent futuristic cop thrillers, the trailer for Anna Karenina showcases some truly superlative set design, particularly during the ballroom sequences.”
Booker’s girlfriend Nikki Hollis said: “I’d choose Anna Karenina, because the only 2000AD characters I like are Nemesis the Warlock and Strontium Dog.”