(2011/Cinema Epoch DVD)
C Sound: D Extras: D Film: C+
not too far future the earth is in ruins, because of pollution, toxic waste,
and other chemicals have turned the world into a desert wasteland. Crops have failed, livestock have either died
out or become mutated, humans and civilization has both degenerated scavengers
and cannibals. Twisted zealots have
appeared and have claimed they are the 'chosen' ones and all everyone else is
just cattle to them. In Kantz’s Wasteland (2011), we get yet another
post-apocalyptic action thriller.
Tanaka was just a father just trying to make a living in the
wastelands with his family; that is until the 'church' found them. His wife was raped and murdered before his
eyes, his son taken, then he was shot and left for dead. Seventeen years
later, Tanaka is back, a nameless nomad wandering the desert seeking revenge for
what happened to his family.
If I had to describe this film in a nutshell it would be a modern Mad Max movie minus all the vehicles,
one man's quest for revenge/justice in a dystopian world filled with mutant monsters
and people are without a shred of decency (sound familiar? Think Revenge Western…). It was filled with one-liners and
typical characters that you would expect to survive and appear in an
wish it had more to offer.
- Ricky Chiang