After a zombie outbreak in Asia, the mercenary Major Max Gatling is hired by a wealthy industrialist that was the responsible for the pandemic to rescue his daughter Jude with his team from a city. Max loses his group that is killed by the zombies and stays alone to accomplish his assignment. He finds Jude and learns that there are other survivors; Duke, Reese, Elvis, Lynn and Anna. She refuses to flee alone without the others and Duke and Elvis handcuff Max on a power pole to die. However, when Reese discovers that Jude is pregnant and the city will be firebombed, he rescues Max to save Jude. Then they find a group of robots killing zombies and Max reprograms them to help the survivors to escape. Will the group succeed to escape?
Directed by: Christopher Hatton
. Starring: Dolph Lundgren
, Melanie Zanetti
, Matt Doran
, David Field
, Jen Sung
, Lydia Look
, Oda Maria
, Jeff Pruitt
, Kerry Wong
, Esteban Cueto
, Broadus Mattison
, Tim Cooper
. Music by: Joe Ng
, Ting Si Hao
In a futuristic world, powerful corporations have taken over South East Asia and use it as a stomping ground to experiment their new ideas. Their latest failure has seen a deadly viral outbreak break out that has turned most of the population in to crazed, blood-thirsty zombies. Max Gatling (Dolph Lundgren) is a mercenary, hired by the head of the corporation responsible, to track down his wayward missing daughter Jude (Melanie Zanetti.) However, he's about to get dragged in to a whole lot more.
Dolph does 28 Days Later! Has a certain zany appeal to it. But in the heat of it all, you have to remember, it's still a Dolph film, and as such can't get carried away with itself. And by the end, this off the beaten track little entry in to his back catalogue has become a most jumbled mix of horror, action and sci-fi that's a hell of a lot to keep up with in a film not even ninety minutes long. Opening in the action, the film feels like a continuation of something that went before, without establishing itself as much of a film in it's own right, and playing out more like some pre-played video game than much in the way of a film. So, we open with Dolph in the action, battling zombies that aren't very scary and you don't really take much notice of, and the camera's too bloody close up for you to enjoy any of it anyway.
After that, the big Swede tracks down the missing daughter, a whiny, stuck up little madam who leads him to some others, making her just one of a group of annoying people, including her geeky boyfriend Reese (Matt Doran), eccentric old ham Duke (David Field), who seems to be in charge of it all, and Chinese, martial artist pair Elvis and Lynn. All of this just goes on for a while, but, then, out of nowhere, come the things that make the film...robots! Cool robots, the coolest you'll have seen in ages. Slashing, dicing, fighting robots, too, until Dolph breaks them down and gets them to show their gentle side. They're what this film is all about and they're more interesting 'characters' than any of these cardboard cut outs stranded with Dolph.
A rather superficial recommendation for a film, then, but anything to get a cut above. .
Review by davideo-2 from the Internet Movie Database.