Reviews

  • Aug 28, 2019

    Zap Rowsdower (rows•dow•er), noun: A mullet and mustache combo so Canadian as to rouse dour in any audience. As a movie, this hardly warrants a full star; as a riff on the so-bad-it's-good scale, however, it's a solid fiver. Maybe I'll start calling it the Rowsdower scale?

    Zap Rowsdower (rows•dow•er), noun: A mullet and mustache combo so Canadian as to rouse dour in any audience. As a movie, this hardly warrants a full star; as a riff on the so-bad-it's-good scale, however, it's a solid fiver. Maybe I'll start calling it the Rowsdower scale?

  • Jul 04, 2016

    With a budget of $1500, this film sort of works in a quirky way, though it must be watched via MST3K. Rowsdower is the Canadian Chuck Norris. Rowsdower can save us all!

    With a budget of $1500, this film sort of works in a quirky way, though it must be watched via MST3K. Rowsdower is the Canadian Chuck Norris. Rowsdower can save us all!

  • Dec 02, 2014

    The movie is good for Rowsdower alone. It's one of those rare bad movies that can be watched without MST3K.

    The movie is good for Rowsdower alone. It's one of those rare bad movies that can be watched without MST3K.

  • Sep 27, 2014

    The Quest for a better plot is more like it. The only redeeming thing about this travesty is that Zap's not as bad of a character as he could've been. Other than that, the film is more than predictable and the suspense is subtle while any action is and poorly played.

    The Quest for a better plot is more like it. The only redeeming thing about this travesty is that Zap's not as bad of a character as he could've been. Other than that, the film is more than predictable and the suspense is subtle while any action is and poorly played.

  • Aug 13, 2014

    The Quest for a better plot is more like it. The only redeeming thing about this travesty is that Zap's not as bad of a character as he could've been. Other than that, the film is more than predictable and the suspense is subtle while any action is and poorly played.

    The Quest for a better plot is more like it. The only redeeming thing about this travesty is that Zap's not as bad of a character as he could've been. Other than that, the film is more than predictable and the suspense is subtle while any action is and poorly played.

  • Lucas M Super Reviewer
    May 14, 2014

    It's more ridiculous that bad, but still, quite terrible. Probably the worst thing Canada create since Bryan Adams.

    It's more ridiculous that bad, but still, quite terrible. Probably the worst thing Canada create since Bryan Adams.

  • May 02, 2014

    If you are into the Canadian horror movie genre from the early 90s, then I have your manna from Heaven right here. Featuring the greatest character name ever conceived by the human mind (that's what you call a tease), "The Final Sacrifice" is set in rural Alberta and it follows a teenage boy named Troy, who discovers a map left to him by his father who was killed by an evil cult called the Ziox. Hell-bent on world domination, the Ziox are the descendants of a once great civilization that built a great city that was "more advanced than anything the ancient Egyptians or Romans ever knew" (remember this is in Alberta). To reclaim their world dominance, they need the map which Troy possesses to get to the idol that contains their power. On the run from the Ziox and their leader Sartoris, Troy stumbles upon a man, nay hero, named Zap Rowsdower, a beer guzzling denim jacket wearing hockey-haired badass who helps him escape (think Han Solo meets an alcoholic MacGyver meets Burt Reynolds from "Smokey and the Bandit"). Troy and Rowsdower must work together to search for the idol themselves and stop the Ziox from taking over the world. This movie is basically a homeless man's Star Wars but set in Alberta and made by a first year film student on a $1,500 budget (not hyperbole). Instead of Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers searching for Luke, it's Garth Vader and his Ziox goons searching for Troy who meets Rowsdower (Han Solo), who helps him escape using his shitty truck (the Millennium Falcon). Along the way they receive help from a mysterious hermit (Obi Wan) who gives them insight into what is going on. They alone hold the key to the idol (the Force) and they represent mankind's only hope of using it for good rather than evil.

    If you are into the Canadian horror movie genre from the early 90s, then I have your manna from Heaven right here. Featuring the greatest character name ever conceived by the human mind (that's what you call a tease), "The Final Sacrifice" is set in rural Alberta and it follows a teenage boy named Troy, who discovers a map left to him by his father who was killed by an evil cult called the Ziox. Hell-bent on world domination, the Ziox are the descendants of a once great civilization that built a great city that was "more advanced than anything the ancient Egyptians or Romans ever knew" (remember this is in Alberta). To reclaim their world dominance, they need the map which Troy possesses to get to the idol that contains their power. On the run from the Ziox and their leader Sartoris, Troy stumbles upon a man, nay hero, named Zap Rowsdower, a beer guzzling denim jacket wearing hockey-haired badass who helps him escape (think Han Solo meets an alcoholic MacGyver meets Burt Reynolds from "Smokey and the Bandit"). Troy and Rowsdower must work together to search for the idol themselves and stop the Ziox from taking over the world. This movie is basically a homeless man's Star Wars but set in Alberta and made by a first year film student on a $1,500 budget (not hyperbole). Instead of Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers searching for Luke, it's Garth Vader and his Ziox goons searching for Troy who meets Rowsdower (Han Solo), who helps him escape using his shitty truck (the Millennium Falcon). Along the way they receive help from a mysterious hermit (Obi Wan) who gives them insight into what is going on. They alone hold the key to the idol (the Force) and they represent mankind's only hope of using it for good rather than evil.

  • Jan 15, 2014

    Atrocious. . . . just atrocious.

    Atrocious. . . . just atrocious.

  • Nov 23, 2013

    This is the best movie ever!!!!

    This is the best movie ever!!!!

  • Nov 19, 2013

    A truly awful movie but very much redeemed by the MST3K treatment.

    A truly awful movie but very much redeemed by the MST3K treatment.