dir. by Neil Marshal
Genre: Action, sff
Script: Neil Marshal
Cast: Alexander Siddig, Bob Hoskins, Chris Robson, Craig Conway, Darren Morfitt, David O'Hara, Leslie Simpson, Malcolm McDowell, MyAnna Buring, Rhona Mitra, Sean Pertwee
This film really is utterly preposterous. Unbelievable in the extreme; plot holes every where. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. It still kicks ass though. Hugely enjoyable.
It is set in the future, after a virus struck Glasgow the British govt decided the only way to deal with it was to wall off Scotland. Leave the dying to the dead and make sure no one gets through. And so Scotland is abandoned. But years later the virus makes an appearance in England. So a team is sent north, through the wall to the survivors to see if they can find a cure.
Instead they find the remnants of society who seem to have gotten fashion tips from Mad Max with a bit of cannibalistic-punk thrown in. They do not welcome the soldiers and let them know in a series of fun and bloody scenes.
I really enjoyed this film. It is ridiculous in the extreme; the other group of survivors live in a castle and act all medieval. But ridiculous in the very best way. Bits of everything are thrown in, crazily insane leaders, more standard crazies, evil politicians, car chases, bow and arrows, torture. And it is rated 18s so you can expect that blood and gore to be explicit.
It isn’t as good as The Decent or Dog Soldiers but it is a fun, nonsense trip through the countryside of Scotland.