Saturday 23 February 2013
Review: New Order (2012)
The year is 2033, three years after an unknown bacteriological attack wiped out almost 80% of the global population. Cities are no longer a safe place to live as rotting corpses are spreading new diseases. A city called New Birth City was set up by what's left of global government and military, a place where humanity could survive and search for a cure. Two Oxford professors headed the research, and two years after the outbreak one of the professors died leaving Dr. Cornelius Van Morgen (Franco Nero), a world renowned biologist to continue the research. Dr. Cornelius Van Morgen chooses five people from among the survivors and puts them up in an old country house where his deceased colleague had set up a research laboratory. Working with the notes his research partner has left behind and observing the five survivors, Dr Cornelius Van Morgen continues his desperate search for a cure or vaccine... New Order is written and directed by Marco Rosson. The acting is overall pretty good but Franco Nero is, as usual, very good. The camerawork and editing is good but I´m not too fond of the heavy use of PoV camerawork (in this case explained by the fact that the characters has small cameras attacked to their heads). The soundtrack is good. The biggest problem I have with New Order is the pacing and the pacing is so slooooooow. I found it to be quite boring due to the fact that there isn´t much happening for much of the running time. There is no gore in this. There is T & A provided by one of actresses in this.
This review is based upon a passwordprotected online screener provided by Midnight Releasing.
Rating: 2 out of 7. New Order is painfully sloooooow and quite boring even if it´s well made and has a a-list star like Franco Nero. There are a couple of nice moments, a couple of nice ideas but they come to late and are too few to save this flick.