Film Review: ‘Bounty Killer’

Film Review: ‘Bounty Killer’
Cheerfully gory, derivative and silly, “Bounty Killer” aspires to nothing more or less than trashy fun for genre fans, and this umpteenth “Mad Max”-style dystopian actioner delivers on that modest but admirable score. Henry Saine’s second feature — following the equally tongue-in-cheek horror opus “The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu” — turns its low budget into a self-mocking plus, with high energy and the sense that a good time was had by all covering the other bases. Pic had a brief limited theatrical run in September, and should recoup in current DVD/VOD release while possibly paving the way for a sequel or two.

Once Drifter (Matthew Marsden, from the “Rambo” remake) was the big cheese among bounty hunters in a world where they are celebrated for dispensing justice to the fugitive CEOs and other white-collar miscreants whose global Corporate War ultimately decimated civilization. But glam ex-protegee and lover Mary
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