Wednesday 26 September 2012

DVD review: Warlords (1988)

In a brutal, radioactive future, David Carradine plays Dow, the fearless warrior who is humanity´s last hope against The Warlord (Sid Haig) and his mutant horde. With the gorgeous, deadly Danny (Dawn Wildsmith) and the strange Ammo at his side, Dow makes desperate war on the fierce desert savages who threaten to overrun the world, Courage and resourcefulness on a heroic scale lead to a final, bitter triumph in this epic action adventure. Warlords is written by Scott Andrew Ressler and is directed by Fred Olen Ray. Bad acting! The camerawork and editing is decent. The soundtrack is pretty bad. The action, we get shootouts and carchases but these are just plain unexciting. There are a few really irritating characters in this, or is it because they are such lousy actors/actresses but Ammo (a malformed talking head ) in David Carradine´s backpack is really f*cking annoying, that voice just turns my stomach and Dawn Wildsmith is hilariously bad (apparently she used to be married to Fred Olen Ray which might explain why she plays one of the main characters in this). There is no gore to speak of, minimum amount of squibs and so on. The mutants don´t offer anything exciting as they are simply dressed in tattered rags and dimestore gas masks. In the T & A department there is quite a bit of topless nudity.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Image Entertainment.
Rating: 1 out of 7. Yeah, this is dreadfully bad and a tedious experience to sit through so don't watch this movie, save your money and spend it on something else.


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