The Battery (2012) – review

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Long story short: two former baseball players are travelling around the country after a zombie apocalypse.

As I like zombies – and monsters in general – and also independent films, I wanted to give this movie a try.

First half of the movie is very slow but interesting; there are some shots not usually seen in zombie movies; second half is slower and quite boring… what I liked very much is the ’70s aspect of the photography, what I didn’t like is the soundtrack, really present as one of the main character listen often to the music played by a portable CD player – a little anachronistic, told by one that still collect laserdisc, but will surely use an MP3 player in that kind of situation…

Acting is not that bad; locations are few and poors, as this is a low budget movie; decent SFX and some interesting ideas don’t save it completely, but put it in that B-movie “special place”… a place where someone will surely find it and probably love it! Personally, I didn’t fall in love with it, but neither hated it; hey, I could not love all zombie movies, after all!

My vote: 5.5/10

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2272350

Bounty Killer (2013) – review

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Long story short: a girl seeks revenge, and to accomplish her mission she has to learn how to be a killer.

“…and now, something completely different!” …or not? Bounty Killer is a strange, fascinating film; it’s not for everyone’s tastes, but if you like violence, weirdness and laughs, then you could like it!

Just take Pulp Fiction, Mad Max, Tank Girl, put them in the kitchen mixer, press max speed and voilĂ : here you are this movie!

SFX leaves to be desired but hey, this is not a big budget movie; indeed, it is just the long version of a previous short – that I should still watch, I must admit; acting too is not so convincing, but the main actress is gorgeous, and you’ll find a pair of known faces that will make you say “Hey, but isn’t he…”

All in all, a funny post-apocalyptic movie, with much violence and some laughs here and there; adviced for anybody with a sense of humor and good stomach!

My vote: 6/10

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2369396