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Friday, 23 September 2016

Battletruck (1982)

aka Warlords of the 21st Century

Two excellent titles for one average movie. I feel that Battletruck suits the film better, seeing as how there's an actual armoured truck in it. The vehicle thunders along post-WW III roads in a typical Mad Max clone-movie setting.
To be fair, the production does carve out an identity of its own, it's just not a very exciting one and the bad rock music that accompanies the action scenes ruins any chance they ever had of being dramatic.
The hero rides into the story (literally, he's on a motorcycle), saves a girl in trouble and things progress slowly thereafter. Some of the cast try their best, some even succeed, but it's unlikely it'll net many new fans for the genre.

2½ horse-drawn cars out of 5

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