Watched Aug 26, 2012
Jeremy Heilman’s review:
Slightly less desperate than the average horror comedy and certainly more unpredictable than usual... Still, I found it repetitive and poorly executed on a scene by scene basis. I suppose it's most interesting in the ways that it serves as the antithesis of Joe Dante's (overrated) Homecoming or Bob Clark's (brilliant) Deathdream. Its surprising swerve into reactionary territory in its second half packs some exploitation film punch, to be sure, but it leaves one asking the question of whether the ends (i.e. being asked to cheer reverse racism, a casual disregard for humanity, and ... perhaps logically... a return to service in the military) justify the means. A work with this material, more moral awareness and less need to entertain could be a powder keg. Prior's movie just blows up.