Dredd was also a surprise when considering the Judge Cassandra Anderson, portrayed by Olivia Thirlby:
She is a smart, compassionate character that isn't there just to appeal to a male audience. She is pretty, but not an eye-candy. Thanks to her, the movie acknowledges the moral implications of a world that needs the Judges, her hesitation a true ethical turning point. In that society, complying to orders is the right thing to do. With that gesture and the realization that follows, she understands that even thugs' lives have weight, and that there was no sign the man that was to be executed was a bad father. On the contrary, he may have been forced to live as a criminal to provide for his family, in a 200-store block that showed no sign of police or order.
She is a strong character, just like Ma-Ma, who divert from the classical damsel in distress or the grotesque (because forced) badass martial artist. Like Julian darius said, depicting forcd and physics-defying martial artist that are somewhat more shallow and sometimes used even as offensive parodies compared to their male counterpart can hardly be recognized as a progress on gender depiction.
Anderson and Ma-Ma don't knock 300-pounds henchmen down with roundhouse kicks from their slender legs or unattainable female bodies: they are still gendered, but also capable and determined, clearly forces to be reckoned with, feared by many.
Anderson is ultimately a rookie sidekick that also takes a moral stand, inspiring dredd (and the audience), and can be considered a far more aspirational figure than many others female action heroines.
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Not sure why the huge white border, but looks fine. £1.89 well spent!! #dredd