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I May Destroy You
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However, I have seen worse. Tee was the only character I felt who's... Well, a character.
It was different to what I thought. It was ok to watch.
Wasn't too bad, hollow characters, thought the dialogue was weak, story is cool. Good time waster
terrible - managed to get through the first five minutes and then skipped through the rest because it had nothing going for it. acting wasn't par and the scripting wasn't helpful either. I wouldn't bother hiring it out or downloading
5 Years after World War III America is divided into 13 Provinces ruled by Martial Law. The populace in the few remaining habital areas are forced into slave labor camps, the outlying areas are patrolled by the P.O.'s who are given free reign so long as the goods the Provinces produce continue to flow to Haven from which they get the only treatment to the deadly P19 Virus that ravages the population....none of which bothers are protagonist Sean Kalos who's spent the last 5 years looking for his wife....awww isn't that precious.
Or I guess he's been looking, cause for a guy who's suppossedly been wandering the Nuclear ravaged ruins of a country under martial law whilst manage to keep a lethal virus from killing him he's got all the survival instincts of a retarded chimpanzee (minor quibble he looks remarkable clean for a man suppossedly spending the majority of his time in the woodlands). See this movie has quit a bit going for it, some good cineamatography, some good music, acting that ranges from deceint to good (I was particularly found of Brian Tee's character Jax, Chad Mathew as P.O. Harris, Emily-Grace Muarry as Sean's wife and Philip Boyd as P.O. Anderson could have made a good villian if given more to do), and their are a couple of scenes executed perfectly, and yet the movies nothing more then passable. The problem in my humble opinion is well we follow Sean Kalos' story its not very interesting (Harrison Paige's Red and his resistance to the Provincial Authorities, Harris' dissillusionment with his commanders, the promise of a cure, rumors of a coming messiah or Jax surving in the wilderness all hold the potential to be a shitload more interesting then the story the movie focus' on). See will everyone keeps gabbing on about how heroic Sean is (prolly because the film's writer Gary Weeks plays him) we don't really see him do anything heroic, unless you count having his ass pulled out of the fire by 3 or 4 different characters being heroic, (but but but he's looking for his wife, he loves her and hasn't given up hope that inspires Harris...yeah...what Harris should've said was that Sean was a stubborn not exactly the same thing as heroic). Also well are hero seems offended by Jax's "I'm doing whats best for me" philosphy he doesn't actually do a whole lot to differentiate himself (actually he comes off as a bit of an entitled twat expecting everyone to drop what their doing so he can find his wife who may or may not be alive) as during the course of his search he allows an innocent woman to get shot on his behalf and another to be arrested and mutalated...then when he finds what may be key information regarding a cure for the virus slowely killing the population he's still like "fuck the cure I want to find my wife". Which brings us to yet another problem with are protagonist. He's got a head full of bricks (or he's just so horny after 5 years he can't think). See most people would view this information on a cure, even if they thought fuck the world I wanna find my wife, in addition to benefitting oneself and one lady love, is also one hell of a barganing chip that would also make the finding and retrieving of said lady love a fuckload easier....as such most people would prolly be a tad more curious about this cure but not our Sean. Sean stumbles from one acting of idoicy to another especially at the end, where he rescues (or rather Harris rescues, Sean does fuck all) his wife. Here's a pro tip free of charge, when one is rescuing their signifigant other from brutal slavers operating with impunity for the love of God wait to have your reunion with the gazing into each others eyes, wrapping your arms around each other and smooching, wait until you are at the very least out of sight of the front gate of the slavers compound, just saying.
End rant...just skip this one k.
It is the end of the world and the hero tries to find and rescue his wife from a camp. It's a little low budget and wasn't as good as a lot of others like this I've seen. (Watch Jeremiah, same plot, but it's much better).
Strike 2. HORRRRRRRRible!
Absolutely a bad flick. Post nuclear America with very little damage and acting that is on par for middle school talent.
This movie looked and sounded really cool, unfortunately such is the case with many movies it just lied to me. What ticks me off is that it is not too bad it just doesn't deliver at the end. The whole movie is building to this moment where the underground rises and fights the oppressors. Then all of a sudden the partner betrays the main character and I guess is killed and then some women are set free, and there is a mutiny which pretty much is bang... bang... end of movie. So no uprising, no badass killing machine, no cool fights. There is no climax to this movie. It builds and builds pretty effectively and then... nothing. It just ends. The cover of this movie shows a badass in a post apocalyptic setting with a double barrel shotty and some other dudes with guns in the background. The synopsis says that there will be lots of him killing slave traders and mercenaries. Yet all he does is get his ass kicked, run away, hide, get captured, and never even so much as hurt anyone other than throwing a dude to the ground. All this movie needed to do to please me is have a climax where there is actual tension, and actual conflict. Not just a bunch of nothing. This movie is crap don't watch it.