Monday, June 26, 2017

The Bad Batch

Writer/Director Ana Lily Amirpour’s The Bad Batch is a dystopian horror story in which society’s miscreants are branded and put into a desert zone where their stronger confreres use their body parts for food.
The main character, Arlen, (Suki Waterhouse) losses her right arm and lower right leg in the opening minutes and shows a lot of spirit in making it to an area called Comfort where she could have had a reasonable existence under the ruler played by Keanu Reeves. However, she opts to go back to the dark side with the head cannibal (Jason Momoa).  They take along young Honey (Jayda Fink), presumably in case they’ll eventually need a snack.

Seriously, the only thing of value in this nonsense is the work of Cinematographer Lyle Vincent, who had to work under the harshest conditions of heat, wind and sand possible.

Unless you’re into human barbecue, this is one to skip.  I give it a 2 out of 5.

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