Thursday, January 17, 2013
Dredd and Javert: We are the law!
There are other parallels, of course. Both characters are situated in unstable urban settings, where violence is ready to erupt. Both are unswerving in their missions to uphold the law. Both find their adherence to their moral codes tested.
Of course, one survives and the other doesn't. If you don't know which is which, I'll just keep that a secret for now.
In any case, both movies stirred up gaming inspiration.
The plight of Valjean is surely one that many citizens of the various worlds might empathize with -- being branded a criminal for life, struggling to be an honest man in a system that discourages it, suffering because of the weight of a merciless implementation of the law.