Right off the bat I have to give credit to Geoff Meed for this film. He did a great job with the screenplay and also starred in and was the fight choreographer for the film. The mutant zombies were nasty little bastards and it was entertaining and comical how Renchard (Mark Dacascos) was so conditioned to them trying to kill him all the time that he’s very casual when he takes them out. For a small cast and last man on earth movie, there were no lulls and Mark did a great job working alone. I was glad they made him a bit crazy because lets face it, if we’re alone fighting mutant zombies for years we would go insane.
His paranoia keeps him from answering a video message on his computer, but eventually he answers it and we meet Brianna (Jennifer Lee Wiggins), but Renchard freaks out in a bad way. Being the last man and not seeing a female for a while I’d think he’d be running around like the country wolf in the Tex Avery “Little Rural Riding Hood” cartoon.
Eventually he builds up his courage and talks to her on video and she tells him she needs his help, but Renchard refuses. He may have his reasons, but I don’t think they’re valid considering his involuntary abstinent situation. However, he does agree to go with Vincent (Geoff Meed) and Mike (Ryan Lloyd) when they arrive at his house and ask him to help save her. Kind of ask him, okay so they threaten him and blow up his house with a rocket launcher only then Renchard agrees to help.
It worked out to Renchard’s advantage because him and Brianna hit it off instantly and are acting like an old married couple. Okay maybe the old married couple part didn’t work to his advantage, but they obviously felt comfortable around each other even with mutant zombies attacking them. I have to stand and applaud Jennifer because her wife glares were so convincing that I paused the movie and cleaned the house out of fear.
There’s a nice twist when we discover the truth why Vincent and Mike want to save Brianna. For a brief moment I thought, wow is Vincent really a bad guy? A very brief moment because later he gets more psycho and things get F’d up especially when there’s a somewhat necrophilia rape scene and yet the rapist is the dead one and no, not a zombie. I can only imagine what the director said, “Okay now we’re going to put your head here and you have to stay very still…good….wait…what are you doing? What are you doing? Dead people don’t do that…CUT!”
With time running out the couple has to get out of the city before all the bombs explode. Don’t worry they do and everything works out for the new couple and they live happily ever after. Unless the mutant zombies get them later.
- Mutant zombie sneaking up on Renchard and a snare trap thrusts the zombie up and Renchard didn’t even blink.
- Renchard exercising/practicing martial arts. I thought it was in fast motion, but nope he’s just f’ing quick.
- It’s poster worthy when Renchard points his gun and the same hand is holding a six pack.
- Renchard and Vincent casually talk while in the background Mike is fighting mutant zombies coming after him. Finally Mike screams “A little help?”
- Pushing a car after getting shot in the arm and leg must really suck!
- Renchard “Drive fast we have less than four hours to get out of the city”, uh, I know traffic can be horrendous in L.A., but I don’t think it’ll be too bad since you’re the only one on the road.