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The Dredd Effect

When the lack of excitement for a film is reversed by the surprisingly good experience the film turns out to be. The opposite of the Prometheus Effect.

Usage: Dredd turned out to be a much better film than we expected it to be, so we experienced the Dredd effect when we saw it.

Usage: It’s a shame more people didn’t go see Rise of the Guardians – they would’ve really been hit with the Dredd effect, liking it much more than they ever thought they would.

First Used: 28 Days Later