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Aftershock

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  •  USA  •    •  91m  •    •  Directed by: Frank Harris.  •  Starring: James Lew, Michael Standing, Elizabeth Kaitan, Jay Roberts Jr., Chris DeRose, John Saxon, Deanna Oliver, Russ Tamblyn, Matthias Hues, Michael Berryman, Chuck Jeffreys, Christopher Mitchum, Richard Lynch.  •  Music by: Kevin Klingler, Bob Mamet.
        This post-apocalyptic sci-fi actioner is set in a future world where anti-intellectual paramilitary gangs rule the planet, destroying anyone with the intelligence to question their authority. Their rule is threatened when a brilliant extraterrestrial in the guise of a beautiful woman visits the planet, leading to a violent confrontation.

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This is a ridiculous movie. Thankfully, it doesn't take itself too seriously -- or, if it does, it does it so absurdly that it's impossible to tell the difference. Most of the action is just silly, the plot is convoluted, the characters preposterous... what is there to like about this movie?

Well... intentionally or not, it made me smile a lot. I liked the gorgeous Elizabeth Kaitan, regardless of how bland her character was. I liked the always-rowdy Matthias Hues, even though his character's death was shockingly cheap. I liked John Saxon, who is his usual menacing self here. And I really liked laughing at all the silliness and B-movie mistakes. Throw in some Richard Lynch and Michael Berryman and you're bound to have a few good moments along the way.

Take this for what it is; sit back, relax, and laugh atwith it. You won't learn much, but if you like post-apoc B-movies, you should enjoy this one.


Review by JamieWJackson from the Internet Movie Database.