The not too distant future. A deadly virus has swept across the Earth. Billions perished. The survivors moved underground . . . 30 years on and plagued with self-blame following a ... See full summary »
The not too distant future. A deadly virus has swept across the Earth. Billions perished. The survivors moved underground . . . 30 years on and plagued with self-blame following a devastating crash, pilot Loki is coaxed back from the edge by his partner Sash. Together they must take on a new mission: Go Topside. Retrieve missing recon team. Hostility unknown. After a thunderous journey through the Earth's crust they discover the planet surface is not what it once was, only death survives. As they quickly uncover the fate that befell the first team, they are forced to make a choice, either stay and die or stay and fight. But what will kill them first, the mutants or the virus? Written by
I don't quite know where to begin with this one - or what to rate it. Honestly, the film is absolutely appalling - the acting is probably the worst I've ever seen, and I've seen some shockers. The casting seems to have been done by a poorly-entered raffle. The script and dialogue is excruciatingly poor. And while some of the special effects are pretty good, parts are cringeworthy. If a failing first-year film student found a camera, a Soviet-era holiday camp and some am-dram stage props, they'd probably produce this.
But it's hilarious. Whether accidentally or not, this produces more laugh-out-loud moments than most comedies. The characters are so ridiculous and mismatched and their deliveries so poor that they left me so entranced, I found myself forgetting to breathe at several points throughout the film. I was simultaneously willing it to end and praying they'd come up with an extra ten minutes.
If you want a good film, this is certainly not for you, and if I'd spent more than GBP2 on it I'd probably cry. But this is at the very pinnacle of 'so bad it's hilarious', so if you see it in Poundland, you could do a lot worse.
Have to give it a 1 because it truly is terrible... but terrible in a good way?
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