“A pitch-perfect pastiche that never mocks its inspirations, the picture is silly fun to warm the hearts of aging fanboys.”~John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
Aroview: Recommended for teens with strong constitutions, this gory post-apocalyptic romp set in a desolate "alternate 1997" follows a comic book fan who dons the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord.
Offsetting some gruesome death matches with sweet comic misadventure from a bygone era, this chalk-and-cheese hybrid is gamely acted by the entire cast, with notable standouts from Michael Ironside's villain and Laurence Leboeuf's ditzy femme sidekick. Though essentially a Canadian product, it was co-financed by the New Zealand Film Commission.
Average rating (Good Enough). Showing 1-3 of 4 member reviews.
2 stars (Good Try) Given that I am not a fan of this genre, I cannot find much to enjoy here. I do recognize the splatter comedy aspect, but I am one who does not rate 'Braindead' as PJ's finest. ~Anon
3 stars (Good Enough) As an 80s pastiche & nostalgia trip (including the stolid, dated narrative) it's brilliantly executed. ~Truant
2 stars (Good Try) It tries a bit too hard & too often to shock its audience so it probably would be more appreciated as a comedy. Some of it is okay but there is always that underlying feeling that you've seen bits of it before and that it has borrowed from elsewhere. ~tubbs
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