Rent Wyrmwood: Apocalypse (2021)

2.8 of 5 from 74 ratings
1h 14min
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Synopsis:
In a zombie-infested Australian wasteland, soldier Rhys (Luke McKenzie) has dedicated his life to tracking and capturing survivors for the Surgeon General in hopes of finding a cure. He is convinced that his actions are good, so when he captures a mysterious half-zombie, half-human indigenous girl named Grace (Tasia Zalar), he believes she may be the key to ending the apocalypse. With more twists and turns than a pair of wrestling snakes, 'Wyrmwood Apocalypse' is a laugh-out-loud, no-holds-barred, gore fest!
Actors:
, Shantae Barnes-Cowan, , , , , , Tristan McKinnon, , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Blake Northfield, Tristan Roache-Turner
Writers:
Kiah Roache-Turner, Tristan Roache-Turner
Studio:
101 Films
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Horror
Countries:
Australia
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/05/2022
Run Time:
74 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital Stereo, English Dubbed LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/05/2022
Run Time:
78 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Dubbed LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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No Uncle Benny But It's How He Would Have Wanted It..... - Wyrmwood: Apocalypse review by Strovey

Spoiler Alert
06/06/2023

Wyrmwood: Apocalypse is a straight-up sequel of the original Wyrmwood almost following on from where the last film ended. The only thing missing is Leon Burchill as Benny, he was my favourite character in the first outing.

The first film, made and written by the same sibling duo of Kiah Roache-Turner and Tristan Roache-Turner, was a low-budget horrorfest set in the overworked world of a zombie apocalypse but it was made with a healthy dose of humour and a knowing wink to the audience and this with low-budget exuberance that lifted the film above its station. I liked it.

Wyrmwood: Apocalypse mines the same vein and whilst not really saying anything new, or doing anything thought-provoking and clearly following a similar safe path this dip back into the strange world of Wyrmwood was more than welcome.

Not taking itself seriously was a strength of the original Wyrmwood, the Apocalypse version is slightly darker and perhaps less humorous or maybe the comic targets are missed more often in this outing.

The makers have clearly been influenced by Aussie mega-hit Mad Max and the story seems almost set in the same world as the original, ‘slim young pre-nutty-rants Mel Gibson’, Mad Max. I hasten to add this is a good thing and not a criticism. In fact, seeing the souped-up nitro-boosted van and the weird almost fetish-masked gun shooters actually made me smile.

It really helps that our ‘heroes’ are genuinely likable throughout and their actions do make sense within the nutty world they inhabit. The Surgeon General is clearly the ‘baddy’ whose only motivation was a Segal-style ‘you’re evil’ and here there were a few eye swivels too many but within the framework of the film it did not distract.

I have said it before but there is no doubt, real enthusiasm, hard work and belief in your product can nearly always overcome a low budget, Wyrmwood did it in the first film and you have to say they did it in this sequel. In some cases, you get a poor effort but not here.

As with Mad Max the Outback makes a nice apocalyptic setting and with a small group of grubby-looking leads and zombie actors who have bought into the film and story and you are going to have some good entertainment. Do not concentrate on the plot holes and let the silliness wash over you.

Wyrmwood: Apocalypse embraces what is and with blood and guts, swearing and maddened zombies so you are swept along in a crazy whirlwind of violence and fun that does not outstay its welcome, because the film is razor sharp, has no excess and gets to point B with no detours.

Another visit to the world of Roache-Turner brothers is not a bad thing and a welcome reunion. I must say it might be interesting to see what they produce when they leave Wyrmwood behind. It will be worth a viewing if nothing else.

Overall, if you are looking for something less serious, and want something a little different from your end-of-the-world zombie apocalypse then Wyrmwood: Apocalypse could be for you. I was entertained from beginning to end. You cannot really ask much more can you?

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