Bad Land: Road To Fury
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2015 | 15 | Blu- ray/ DVD/ download
fooled by the Mad Max- invoking title – this postapocalyptic Western ( called Young Ones in other territories) is a world away from the highway battles of George Miller’s franchise.
Ernest ( Michael Shannon) lives with his family in a post- drought USA. After his mule is killed, he buys a labour robot, but it brings him into conflict with devious Flem ( Nicholas Hoult).
It’s a low- key, but visually striking film. The cinematography and location work are lovely. The SF elements are well integrated too, all clunky workhorse robots and hovering drones. But the main plot never fully engages, despite the best efforts of the cast: the result is a polished but ponderous riff on ’ 70s novel No Blade Of Grass.
None. Will Salmon