STEEL DAWN is not as terrible as many of its 1980's post-apocalyptic brethren. That does not mean it's great; it's small and reserved. But while most swing wildly for a home run and miss; STEEL DAWN is like a successful bunt.
I have to quantify my star rating here - compared to other DTV Hellraiser sequels this is probably a three. Compared to the broader scope of "movies" (lol), it's not.
Here, we get cops intersecting with Clive Barker's world (again - they did cops in INFERNO and HELLSEEKER too) on the trail of a serial killer who's telegraphed too easily by the budgetary constraint of only having three human characters in the entire movie. Meanwhile, writer/director/co-star Gary Tunicliffe introduces interesting…