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Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, Sabotage

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

Maybe it’s because I’m not into the whole zombie thing, but Wyrmwood didn’t do much for me. It’s a low-budget Australian movie that takes up the fight against hordes of the undead. Despite the meager budget, the film itself looks pretty damn good. You can tell it’s low-budget, but it looks good enough, at least like a made-for-TV movie, and you aren’t distracted too much wherever they had to cut corners. What occurs is the standard zombie movie plot: humans try to escape zombies, learn to kill zombies, repeat ad nauseaum. The only thing that sets the plot apart from other zombie films is the female lead can control zombies with telepathy. It’s a cool gimmick that I haven’t seen in a zombie film before. Unfortunately, it’s introduced way too late in the film, and is severely underutilized. The movie prefers to mire itself in genre clichés instead of working up its most promising angle. Oh well, better luck next time, Australian zombies.

Verdict: Average

Sabotage

“LISTEN ALL OF Y’ALL, IT’S A SABOTAGE!”

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to film hasn’t been a good one. Other than the decent if unmemorable Escape Plan, he hasn’t been in anything remotely entertaining since he retired from being Governor of California. This time he plays the leader of a team of undercover DEA agents who are assassinated one by one. Schwarzenegger’s investigation leads him to discover to culprits are some of his own. The film is rather plodding, and completely devoid of anything exciting. It’s got a good cast, but gives none of the actors anything interesting to do. The best part of the film was the final shootout, which takes Schwarzenegger to Mexico, and has nothing to do with the main plot of the film. This is a movie that didn’t need to be made, and was totally boring and inept.

Verdict: Shitty

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8 Responses to “Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, Sabotage”


  1. February 21, 2016 at 5:31 am

    Didn’t like Wyrmwood? You sir, are dead to me. And then brought back as an undead corpse capable of tearing flesh from bone. And then subjected to a variety of bodily dismemberments. And then reanimated again.

    LOL

    Seriously though, who doesn’t like zombie films? 😉

  2. 5 Paragraph Film Reviews
    February 22, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Have you seen The Last Stand? It’s been averagely received since release but is by a long way my favourite Arnie film since the Governator preiod. I liked Sabotage a bit more than you, but agree with everything you said, and thinking back to it now… all I can remember is Lindon from the Killing’s mopey, junkie face.


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