Action Movie Fanatix Review: 20 Years After

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After The Bombs.  After The Plagues.  Before The Unknown…

Starring: Azura Skye, Joshua Leonard, Nathan Baesel, Diane Louise Salinger, Reg E. Cathey, Charlie Talbert, Aaron Hendry

Director: Jim Torres

2008  |  95 Minutes  |  Rated R

“Alright shitheads, here comes the sun.” – Quincy

Part of my hope with the Action Movie Fanatix Post-Apocalyptic Week was that I would be able to check out a number of movies on Netflix and various other places that I hadn’t gotten around to watching yet.

Twenty years after war, terrorism and natural disasters have destroyed the civilized world Sarah (Azura Skye) is pregnant with the first baby to be born in more than fifteen years.  A small group of survivors are traveling to find a safe place for Sarah to give birth and raise her child.

The intro is a really interesting, quick way to explain the backstory of the apocalypse.  It is a simple voice over explaining things while newspaper clippings are shown on screen.  Right after this the movie goes straight down hill.

The movie never decides whether or not it wants to tell any sort of story.  The movie just kind of follows the meandering group and then occasionally puts Michael On The Radio on the radio.

The entire thing is just a slow moving mess.  It just feels pointless.  As in you will get to the end of the movie and wonder what the point of the last 95 minutes of your life was.

There is a short shoot out at the beginning and then it’s another 45 minutes before we get anything resembling action again so to say the action is sparse is a bit of an understatement.

Another thing that was annoying was that the movie kept using effects, music and shots that appeared to be endings to the movie before unmercifully continuing on.

There were actually aspects that I didn’t hate.  The acting could have been better but it also could also have been a lot worse.  The music and atmosphere are also decent.  But that is pretty much it.  The rest just sucks.

I’m going to save us all a lot of time with this one.  20 Years After sucks.  Big time.  Don’t.  Watch.  It.  Ever.

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