AKA: After Crisis
Tag line : Not Everyone Will Make It!
A junior Govt Minister (Jonathan Moore) gets wind of a terrorist bomb plot, so
high tails it out of London and heads over to this old Govt Nuclear Bunker which
has just been re-commissioned by the military. Having grabbed some female American diplomat on
the way (Claire Spence), they arrive just as the bomb goes off and levels half of London.
Sealing themselves inside, the survivors, which includes a small group of
soldiers and the family members of some other politician, resign themselves to a
lengthy wait, hoping that help comes before the supplies and the generator runs
Filmed at a genuine
former Govt Nuclear Bunker, whilst the
film had a lot of potential, sadly it turns out to be a prime example of a good idea poorly
done. It starts off as a kind-of post apocalyptic thriller about a small group
of survivors coming to terms with their situation, but then descends into like a
toxic zombie/slasher film towards the end. Both concepts are fine if properly
done, but the script seemed to suffer terribly, both from plot holes and huge
gaps in logic.
Plus there's the somewhat abrupt ending, which looked like there should have been at least a couple more scenes beforehand, as it leaves a quite a few questions unanswered about what had been going on outside. Though I really can't go into more details without spoiling the plot. The film was by Jonathan Glendening, who also directed "Strippers Vs Werewolves", which suffered from similar problems. Overall, I'd say this was a bit of a disappointment, which is a great pity as this could have been a really interesting movie. Worth a watch perhaps if you like post-apocalyptic films.
Overall Marks : 3.5/10.
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