An inquisitive mixture of a couple of ideas and genres here, foremostly a obvious cut grindhouse approach which seems to become extremely popular nowadays. The show stars Danny Trejo that ought to provide the game away in regards to what grindhouse type flicks this capitalises on. You just check out his filmography (and co stars) to determine the number of of those flicks are becoming produced!.
The plot is straightforward and highly unoriginal. An addictive drug has switched many people into flesh eating zombies that has consequently spread. America seems to become an apocalyptic wasteland where ‘The Hunter’ roams, he kills zombies. He results in a little settlement along with other survivors and together they plan a getaway by air to islands within the Off-shore. Its your fundamental flee the zombie plague fare.
What’s interesting relating to this film may be the mixture of ideas. The primary character from the Hunter is essentially ‘Max Rockatansky’ having a classic Clint Eastwood ‘man without any name’ vibe only for good measure. I am talking about take a look at his name to begin with…The Hunter/The Street Warrior, close huh. But mainly he drives an exciting black dirty modified Pontiac Trans Am (I believe) which looks like the Interceptor in ‘Mad Max’. Hold on there’s more, he even dresses like Max in most black with shades and handles an identical shotgun too, only factor missing is really a dog. I would also mention the man within the role (Martin Copping) is Australian too haha do you know the odds?!.
So yes the primary heroes look is a little a scam however it works, he’s awesome, grizzled and dispatches zombies with aplomb. You will find the primary theme of the 70’s/80’s Mexican grindhouse approach having a Mad Max primary lead fighting zombies inside a Resident Evil setting by having an actual Resident Evil monster too (unsure where they originated from though). Trejo is playing ‘Machete’ again however with an axe, oh and there is a obvious cut ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ homage/scam too…got everything?.
As being a low quality affair the results are average, the bloodstream n guts look fine however the CGI monster things aren’t. That stated the reduced budget works for that film passing on that gritty-ant look, as what has a tendency to happen with limited sources. The cast really are a mixed bag with Copping finding pretty hokey together with his over macho posturing but he’s an enjoyable character. Obviously there’s a couple hot chicks within the survivor band too, one clearly being some ex-stripper/model/porn star type who’s bad at acting but proficient at being naughty (I loved that). Hated the truth that our hero does not take her on her offer of guilt free sex, dude are you currently mad?!.
The show can also be amusing in places too, intentionally? I’m not sure, doubt it, but it’s. The final three left alive look for a locker filled with machine guns/sub machine guns etc…the zombies are beating the doorway lower, the final sexy chick remaining declares ‘there’s a lot of, they are too strong!’. You’ve just discovered Rambo’s toy chest, are you currently serious at this time? zombies aren’t industry standard.
I really found myself liking this film due to the fact of Copping’s hero character, I am not just a fan from the grindhouse genre/approach but using other kinds and concepts labored well. It is not all new and fresh, we have seen this kind of factor a billion occasions before however i personally loved this films style, the cut of their jib. Gotta love that dialog and also the finish credits soundtrack includes a pretty sweet electronic 80’s style rhythm.
‘Don’t be worried about me babe’