A pulpy, action monster movie, inspired by Cinemaware's cult 1980s video game "It Came from the Desert". A nostalgic tribute to creature features from the 1950's, It Came From The Desert ... See full summary »
Harry Lister Smith
The Rendel movie is a story of a man blinded by his desire for revenge and hatred. Even though Rendel can be considered as a super hero, he is somewhat darker than the traditional representatives of the genre. The movie takes place in the fictionalized version of a Finnish city, Mikkeli.
Rendel was almost completely shot on location. There were a total of 101 locations. Only one shooting day was set in a green screen studio. A total of 23 locations had no props at all, just an empty space, before the set design team started their work. See more »
Written by Thorgot and Flygg3
Lyrics by Lauri Asuinmaa
Performed by Tanssiorkesteri Aamunkajo
Courtesy of I Smell Wieners (2007) See more »
I went to see this movie with no expectations. I was afraid that it would be similar to the Dark Knight and follow ups, which didn't contain ANY humor at all. I was pleasantly surprised! Rendel has some nice funny shots for dark humor friends. I especially liked how the movie handled the bad-ass professional bounty hunters. The violence was almost too realistic at times. The scene where The Punis.. No i mean Rendel gets angry and is born is very violent. Maybe a bit too violent and graphic. The movies pacing could need some work. The movie is boring at a time, and the past scenes are a bit unclear when they start and end. Of course one can deduct when a scene is from the past but it is somewhat confusing. The story has nothing new, but it is fairly consistent. Acting is surprisingly good. Especially the bad guys did very good performances. The almost innocent baddies duo was funny at some times, they were just working there. Considering the experience of the crew, budget and filming location, this feature is simply amazing. I heartily thank all of the staff involved in this film. And special thanks to Jesse Haaja for making this possible! All things considering, 8/10.
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