This movie started out like a watered down version of 28 Days Later. But 20 minutes into the film, it took a turn into a whole different direction and was like a B-movie homage to Mad Max. It was very bizarre, and the other patrons complained about it at the end, but it was so silly I couldn't help but smile. It's as if the director died or gave up and someone with a whole new vision took over.
If you liked the rave scene in that second (or third?) Matrix movie, the thunder dome match in Mad Max, the fortified vehicles of Land of the Dead, the Pulp Fiction Gimp and a little bit of Residence Evil, and you always wanted them to be remade on a low budget, than you will love this. Recommended for people who like violence and silliness all at once.
If nothing else, it gave Rhona Mitra a chance to be hot and kick ass. Nuff said.
“How is it that I am a good actor? What I do is I... pretend to be the person I’m portraying. You’re confused. Case in point: in Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson comes to me and says ‘I would like you to be Gandalf the Wizard,’ and I said ‘You are aware that I am not really a wizard?’ and Peter Jackson said ‘I would like you to use your acting skills to portray a wizard for the duration of the show.’ So I said ‘Okay’ and then I said to myself ‘Mmm.. How do I do that?’ And this is what I did: I imagined that I was a wizard, and then I pretended, and acted, in that way on the stage. How did I know what to say? The words were written down for me in a script. How did I know where to stand? People told me where to stand." -- Sir Ian McKellen, Extras
As a child of the 80's, I'm already mentally in line for this. BUT, it looks weird to me. The actors look like SNL sketches of the A-Team and the special effects look like what we saw in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.