A group of wayward astronauts returning from a long mission to Ganymede crash land on a planet very much like earth. The problem is that the mysterious inhabitants are murderous lunatics ... See full summary »
A group of wayward astronauts returning from a long mission to Ganymede crash land on a planet very much like earth. The problem is that the mysterious inhabitants are murderous lunatics out to kill every one of them... or so it seems. Written by
Michael A. Martinez <email@example.com>
The background art in the scenes with Gordon Mitchell consists of one of the many expressionistic artworks Mitchell has painted in recent years. He painted this piece expressly for this film. See more »
AN ENRAGED NEW WORLD is something unique: it's a low-budget very long short-film that actually is entertaining, fun, action-packed and even has a GREAT twist ending!
Mike A. Martinez has made pretty much fun short-films, but AENW is his absolute best. It shows that Mike will someday become a very good feature director. He has a great sence of humour and a LARGE amount of imagination, which is so important when creating no- or low-budget films.
In AENW we meet three astronauts that find themselves on an Earth they are not familiar with when they come back from their seven year mission. It starts of like PLANET OF THE APES, becomese then DAY OF THE DEAD and suddenly turns into something completely different with one of the best endings I've ever seen in a production like this.
AENW has some moments where everything isn't perfect, as the shuttle-crash in the beginning for instance. But this is all lifted by great acting by George Thompson, very cool effects in the later part of the movie and perfect locations and sets!
Mike has, as always, done a tremendous job with directing, filming and especially editing! Mike is a very creative editor, which shows in AENW.
AENW is the Scythe-guys first production featuring female actors too, which is both good and bad. It's fun to see that someone more than just Mike's closest friends shows up for a good time "at the studios" :), but the actresses doesn't do any remberable performances. This doesn't matter though, because the action is so intence, so nicely done and very cool, that you forgive them for any bad acting.
AENW is the best short-film action-movie I've ever seen. 48 minutes have never past this fast! Now I am only waiting for Mike's new movie CHIMERA!
9 of 10
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