I was initially going to watch a couple Nicolas Cage films tonight as way of having a bit of a distraction from the world.
But as usual I thought I would use Reelgood’s Randomiser to pick a film for me and go with it.
It chose ’The Bronx Warriors’, an absolutely obvious rip off of ‘Escape from New York (1981)’ and ‘The Warriors (1979)’ and it carried that aesthetic brilliantly.
Let’s get this out of the way from the start, it was terrible, I had seen better acting from a plank of wood and overall it felt like an action version of ‘The Room (2003)’.
Trash, the leader of The Riders, walked around strutting like a peacock with intensely clenched buttocks.
The dialogue was really, really stilted which gave a really strange feel to every scene and every scene seemed to fall flat due to it.
The ‘action’, ok the action scenes were poorly choreographed with no section feeling as though there was any connection.
Light on special effects for what was described as a sci-fi film, and what there was was shoddy, but there was one where a lackey had been beat up and the injuries looked quite convincing.
In the end section there were a lot of reused scenes which reminds me that this was made on quite a small budget.
Almost forgot to mention the drummer playing through a sequence right at the start, just sitting there in the middle of nowhere while drama ensued around him, it was that kind of film.
Thanks Reelgood Roulette, will have to give you a go again as this was actually fun though not great.