It's a shame that the first twenty minutes of Bellflower plays out like a sub-standard student film.
Dodgy camera angles, questionable dialogue, and an opening scene that seems to go on forever. It's laughable.
But what follows is a descent into psychological madness, where two friends, amongst social troubles, decide to build a 'Mad Max' style muscle car, in preparation for the inevitable apocalypse of the future - complete, of course, with jet-fuelled flamethrower exhausts.
I won't reveal any more about the plot other than this synopsis, because, considering how much the film was made for, they really stretched the budget out to feel like a mid-range Hollywood blockbuster. I can't stress enough how important it is to 'get through' those first 30 minutes - I was so ready to switch it off, but after having the surprising experience that followed, I'm certainly glad that I buckled up for the rest of the ride!