Thursday, November 14, 2013

Stake Land (2010)

As the days pass by in 2013, I often wonder if we are in the End Times, if we could be heading for the apocalypse. Think about it, war is everywhere, economies are crashing, and world leaders trade more lies than at any other point in history. It is incredible to think about how bad it is. While I do not believe there will be a zombie outbreak (although the sheeple in the United States do act that way) or a vampire infestation, they do make for some good entertainment elements. With that in mind, I decided to watch the 2010 entry Stake Land.

Plot/ Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death dealing, rogue vampire hunter, to get Martin safely north to Canada, the continent's New Eden.

Movies set post apocalypse are always fun to watch, as every interpretation can create something interesting. That is especially the case with this one, which took on the vampire route and created one of the better flicks in the genre to come along in some time. The acting was solid, the storyline is simple yet dynamic, the cinematography and effects work, and the atmosphere is heavy and dreary. It all came together to create what one would expect in a post-apocalyptic world. Yes, there were some small pacing issues and some of the dialogue was not the greatest, but that is often what comes in lower budgeted flicks. In the end, this was one of the better post-apocalyptic flicks to come around in some time. If you have not seen it, check it out!

1 comment:

  1. This film is about as bad as they come. Interesting premise executed with a maul.