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The Vanguard (2008)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 6 April 2008 (Belgium)
The year is 2015 and overpopulation and famine have plunged our planet into chaos and one desperate survivor finds himself being hunted and pursued by hordes of rage-crazed zombies.

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Matthew Hope

Writer:

Matthew Hope
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Credited cast:
Karen Admiraal Karen Admiraal ... Linda
Jack Bailey Jack Bailey ... Lead Biosyn
Emma Choy ... Rachael
Terry Cole ... Tracker #4
Che Conroy Che Conroy ... Zombie
Rob Cooper ... Biosyn #2
James Darbyshire James Darbyshire ... Biosyn
Bahi Ghubril Bahi Ghubril ... Hareem Jabbar
Shiv Grewal Shiv Grewal ... Tracker / Jamal
Christopher Hatherall Christopher Hatherall ... Biosyn
Martin Hobbs Martin Hobbs ... Tracker #3
Ray Bullock Jnr Ray Bullock Jnr ... Max (as Ray Bullock Jr.)
Farhan Khan Farhan Khan ... Tracker #2
Madeline McQueen Madeline McQueen ... Zombie
Julian Newman Turner Julian Newman Turner ... Savage
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The year is 2015 and overpopulation and famine have plunged our planet into chaos and one desperate survivor finds himself being hunted and pursued by hordes of rage-crazed zombies.

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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The Storyline Is Better than the Film
5 November 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 2015, the world is a chaos. The last known oil fields have been lost to global war, over-population has reached critical levels, food and water is scarce. Anarchy prevails. Mankind is in the verge of a new Dark Age.

During the upheaval, one Corporation has emerged to become more powerful than any government. Its base of operations is a fortified city known as the Red Zone. As the outside world burns, the Corporation implements a depopulation program to cull the human race.

The scientists tasked with the heinous act revolt. The drug they are instructed to develop should pacify and then slowly kill; but instead, the scientists turn mankind into something beyond their worst fears. Out of the darkness a new species has arisen. They are dominant and savage and their number far exceeds what remains of mankind. For the few survivors lost to the wilderness, they are known only as Biosyns.

The lonely Max Carter (Ray Bullock Jr.) survives wandering through the devastated world waiting for Hareem Jabbar (Bahi Ghubril), a man supposed to rescue him. He stumbles in the wilderness with the deserter Jamal (Shiv Grewal) that was tracking him and Jamal believes that he is the antidote for the plague. Then they meet with the scientist Rachael (Emma Choy) and her mate Zac (Steve Weston) and after many problems they walk together to the South escaping from the Corporation and the Biosyns in a dangerous journey.

"The Vanguard" is a low-budget film with a reasonable storyline but poorly executed. The acting is good, but the film seems to be a weak pilot of a TV series, excessively talkative and going nowhere. With a better screenplay, direction, locations and budget, "The Vanguard" could be a reasonable movie. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Vanguarda" ("Vanguard")


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6 April 2008 (Belgium) See more »

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2015: The World is in Chaos See more »

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