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Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

Published in W
Thursday, 15 January 2015 22:42
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong horror violence, blood and gore and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A-

  • Starring

    Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill, Luke McKenzie, Yure Covich, Catherine Terracini, Keith Agius, Meganne West, Berryn Schwerdt

  • Directed by

    Kiah Roache-Turner

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot (guns; nailgun), punched, kicked, beaten, bludgeoned, punched, bitten, decapitated, burned, harpooned, chained, bound, gagged, axed, hit with objects, stabbed (knife; screwdriver), mauled, hooked, leg-grabbed, tackled, wrestled, body-slammed, bludgeoned, hit by vehicles, held at gunpoint, near-choked, headbutted, restrained, electric-shocked, frozen, siphoned, pushed, kneed, hair-pulled, head-locked, crotch-grabbed. People maim themselves. Suicide attempts, intruder. Smashed windscreens, broken glass, burning vehicle. Screaming. Hunting sharks/pigs, killing wife and child mentioned. Blood/gore: Lots of blood, flesh, splatter. Severed hands, limbs, fingers. Nose bitten off, heads blown off. Hypodermic needles extract fluid (needles seen entering skin); blood/fluid-filled syringes. Blood on heads, faces, clothing, objects, bodies, teeth. Flesh eaten, decomposing flesh, burning flesh, open wounds, bloody cuts. Bloody puddles/smears. Corpses (including child). Objects protruding from skin/retrieved from flesh.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple seen embracing in shower, bed (no genitals seen). Kissing. Skimpy clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People smoke a joint, cigarettes. A woman is injected with tainted blood. Chloroform seen. Alcohol (beer, spirits). Drug-induced behaviour.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard. Name-calling. Derogatory term for women. Slang for genitals, bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Zombies, apocalypse, blood extraction, survival, mutation, leadership, blood types, mind control, torture, experiments, humanity, disease, outbreak, combustibles, disco.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased wife, child. Deceased son, child with cancer mentioned. Campfire, welding sparks. Min Min lights mentioned, skull motif. Burp, vomiting, spitting, greenish breath. Raw meat eaten. Brief Aboriginal language (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, in-your-face, fresh, creative, bold, ballsy, adrenaline-fuelled, stylish, satisfying, comic-book, wild, sinister, buoyant, surreal, clever, cheeky, energetic, gritty, wild, silly. Strong performances, proper characters, blunt scares, unsettling imagery, hyper-stylised world, witty/deadpan dialogue, unfussy cinematography, terrific score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Hackneyed premise.

World War Z

Published in W
Thursday, 13 June 2013 23:08
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  • Rating

    M: Horror themes, violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Infectious.

  • Starring

    Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, Fana Mokoena, James Badge Dale, David Morse, Peter Capaldi, Ludi Boeken, Elyes Gabel, Pierfrancesco Favino, Ruth Negga, Moritz Bleibtreu, Sterling Jerins, Abigail Hargrove

  • Directed by

    Marc Forster

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/zombies get shot (handguns, rifles, machine guns), shot at, maimed, threatened at gunpoint, blown up, bitten, beaten, punched, tackled, thrown through the air, hit by vehicles, crushed, pursued, tied up, sucked out of aircraft, fall from high distances. A woman is held down by two men (possible sexual harm implied), a man teeters on a high roof ledge (suicide intended), a man shoots himself in the head. Heads smash into windscreens, windows. A motorcyclist is hit by a truck, vehicle collisions, reckless driving, mass panic. Widespread devastation, soldiers, tanks, grenades, military checkpoint, flame-throwers, huge explosions, famous cities in crisis; burning buildings, vehicles, aircraft. Helicopter and plane crashes. Video footage of man being beaten, animals hunting, animals eating carcasses. Objects get smashed, supermarket looted; broken glass. Dead POTUS, serial killing, marshall law, war crimes, mentioned. A girl handles a hunting rifle, zombies lunge at camera. Blood/gore: High body count. Corpses, human remains, ashes, skeletons. Blood on faces and clothing, blood splatter, blood smears, pooling blood, bloodied objects, blood bags, bandages, bruising. Convulsing bodies. Bite wounds, rotting flesh. Man with missing teeth. Piles of bodies (dead and alive). Injections, hypodermic needles seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman is pinned to the ground by two men (intention to inflict sexual harm implied). Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Albuterol mentioned. A man injects himself with a live virus, a vaccine. Alcohol (beer).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, derogatory name for women, bastard. Fat kid joke. Religous references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Zombie apocalypse, biological warfare, global crisis, UN, infection, evacuation, vaccination, survival, family, stay-at-home dads.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead son and wife mentioned. Asthma attack. Flocks of birds, ants, wolf, bees, alligators, whales, fish, beached dolphins, buzzing insects, dogs. Planes, helicopters. Diseases (eg rabies, typhoid, meningitis), contaminated water, foaming at the mouth, teeth extraction mentioned. Sky-high aerial cinematography. Some Spanish language (subtitles and translation). Based on best-selling novel by Max Brooks.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tense, thrilling, intelligent, well-paced, efficient, exciting, globe-spanning, slick, spectacular, emotive, blockbuster. Workable screenplay, striking imagery, solid performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Vastly different from book. Gaping plot holes and questionable plot devices. Anti-climactic ending. Lacks gore, heart. Subtext themes are not explored.