The premise and setting of this story had so much potential to be a great entry in the dystopian-entertainment and science fiction genres. But the directing, cinematography, editing, and art direction all worked together to undermine all that this premise had going for it.
Anticipating dusk to be later than 8pm, I missed the first ten minutes of this screening at the drive-in. Throughout the film I felt the nagging suspicion that I had missed out on some crucial exposition,…
I've really been digging Walter Hill's films after falling in love with The Warriors and learning of his involvement with long-time favourites like Alien and The Getaway, and Sam Peckinpah, whose films I also love.
Hill has a knack to quickly draw me in by establishing characters amongst a motley crew like National Guardsmen, gang members, or wild west outlaws. A short transition scene is intercut with a brief argument in which each character delivers a line that quickly establishes…