Robert Rodriguez (written by)
9 November 2007 (UK)
Action / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller
After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it’s up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release. more
(Cast overview, first billed only)
Rose McGowan … Cherry Darling
Freddy Rodríguez … El Wray
Josh Brolin … Dr. William Block
Marley Shelton … Dr. Dakota Block
Jeff Fahey … J.T. Hague
Michael Biehn … Sheriff Hague
Rebel Rodriguez … Tony Block
Bruce Willis … Lt. Muldoon
Naveen Andrews … Abby
Julio Oscar Mechoso … Romey
Stacy Ferguson … Tammy
Nicky Katt … Joe
Hung Nguyen … Dr. Crane
Cecilia Conti … Paramedic #1
Tommy Nix … Paramedic #2
This film really did start out as something really refreshing. A tongue in cheek take on the old sci-fi horror of the 80’s. With a modern update of course. The incarnation I got of this included the fake adverts / trailers of the double feature that is Grindhouse, and these really were highly original and amusing, adding something to the overall experience.
Anyway, back to the film. Like I say, original and funny. For the first hour. After that it does kind of become samey, and someone really needs to tell Tarantino to stay behind the camera.
The film gets kudos for being a breath of fresh air and loses them for drawing and using the same style for the whole two hours which definitely adds the Grind to this part of Grindhouse. There is only so much over the top silliness one man finds amusing.