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Road Wars (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi | 5 May 2015 (USA)
When an amnesiac wakes up in a post apocalyptic world ravaged by a rabies type virus, he must band together with a small group of survivors.

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Mark Atkins

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Chloe Farnworth ... Nakada
Cole Parker ... Thorne
John Freeman ... Dallas
Phillip Andre Botello ... Kevin
LaNell Cooper ... Sylvia
Nikki Bohm ... Macon
Jane Hae Kim ... Susan (as Jane H. Kim)
Marianne Bourg ... Orsini
Kelcey Watson ... Dirk
Michael Wayne Foster ... Mandheim (as Mike Foster)
Micah Fitzgerald ... Reaver
Tonia Marie Rosée ... Ason
Frezno ... Tophat
Jerry G. Angelo ... Deerhead
Victoria Clare ... Emily
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When an amnesiac wakes up in a post apocalyptic world ravaged by a rabies type virus, he must band together with a small group of survivors.

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A mockbuster of Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). See more »

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I expected little and I got it
3 August 2015 | by zwolfSee all my reviews

Obvious attempt to cash in on Fury Road, and it's from Asylum, so you know to go in with low expectations. But, I'm a fiend for post-apocalypse road war stuff, so I had to give it a chance. And... it was okay. It benefited from low expectations.

The cars are at least good enough to have maybe passed for extras in some of Fury Road's crowd scenes, so there's that. Unfortunately, they don't really get to do much. There's only one real chase scene and it's brief and doesn't entail much except driving around, with no real stunt work. The cover shows lots of vehicles and explosions. You get about five or six cars, and no explosions. As for the driving scenes, director's never going to be confused with George Miller.

Plot-wise it's Mad Max cross-pollinated with I Am Legend. Society's broken down and the few survivors and scavenging for everything. Gasoline seems to be more plentiful than water, though, since petrol's the one thing they don't seem to fret about much. A lot of people have become victims of a "vampire virus" and, since they luckily have a biochemist on their team, they're trying to work on a cure. One guy who may be immune shows up; the filmmakers are so desperate to make him seem like Mad Max that he has an Aussie accent, and they even have him wearing a black leather jacket with one shoulderpad.

Their big problem is they're running out of ammunition to fight off the nightly attacks from vampires, and to look for more they'd have to leave the only known source of water. Mostly they sit around talking about this, when you'd rather they were driving. It's not really that difficult to make one of these movies more satisfying -- just get decent-looking cars (which they did) and show them driving around a lot (which they didn't).

So, it's not very good, but it's still better than most of the Italian Road Warrior ripoffs that swarmed the video stores back in the days of VHS, so, I cut it some slack. Production values aren't bad, the survivors looked suitably skangy, and the acting's not great but isn't painful, either. And the plot's not compelling, but there is one and it's not overly clumsy. It's an okay way to kill 90 minutes as long as you're not expecting too much. Better than most Asylum films, but that's damning with faint praise.


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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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