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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Omega Doom (1996)

Rutger channels his inner Batty to play an android with poetic turns that isn't averse to acts of violence for a just cause. He rolls into a settlement that has two opposing factions and a neutral party in the middle, then begins to play one side against the other. If that sounds familiar it’s because it's inspired by Yojimbo (1961) and its Western rip-off, A Fistful of Dollars (1964).
The action scenes are weak but the build-up towards them is much better.
The nuclear winter world isn't explored much, but the locations are stylistically lit with colour filters, successfully hiding the cheapness.
The way the androids’ programming dictates their actions and affiliations is a strong point, but their whirring noise got on my tits after a while.

2½ feathers out of 5

2 comments:

cuckoo said...

Wait'll my "whirring noises" get on your tits.

Dr Faustus said...

Get your oil checked first.