ZOMBIE MOVIES – Road Wars (2015)

Road Wars takes place in a post apocalyptic world where water is scarce and the remaining humans are fighting to survive both the elements, and the rabid nightwalkers who come out when the sun goes down to feed on the survivors.

Does this sound a little bit like Mad Max meets Night of the Living Dead to you? Well, that’s kind of what I thought of, down to the opening scenes with muscle cars and then a biting.

Mad Max Style Cars Anyone?

If your making a Zombie Movie, please feel free to give me a ring and I’ll try and keep you from doing silly stuff. What kind of silly stuff?

The movie clearly takes place after the end of the world, yet the main female lead, Nakada played by Chloe Farnworth, has long hair. That would be hard to keep clean, and also give the Zombies something to grip.

Nakada’s Very Long Hair

Then, within ten minutes Nakada and her partner immediately separate from each other – even though they are in a new location. She then takes a squat while he wanders around the gas station – and doesn’t seem alarmed even when he find a body? Does he act worried that Nakada is somewhere nearby? Nope, he just walks over to a body on the floor and ends up getting bit.

It just doesn’t make a lot of sense how casual they are acting in a world that is clearly not survivor friendly.

Sorry, I had to rant a bit as this could have been an awesome movie, but the writers/directors let it defocus from what a good Zombie Movie should be.

Overall the acting was decent, and most of the special effects were good, but the plot didn’t stay true to itself. I won’t ruin the “twist” but in a world were getting bitten means death, some of the decisions didn’t make a lot of sense.

Road Wars lost its focus on the Zombie Survival when the second group of survivors came into the picture. I personally think Road Wars would have been better if they kept the focus on the infected and less on how opposing survivor groups dealt with each other.

I’m giving Road Wars a 50/100. Its a good Rainy Day Movie that just tries a little too hard to cover too much ground. It’s hard to make a decent Mad Max rip off, or a decent Night of the Living Dead rip off – so it makes sense that trying to make a decent blend of the two would be even harder.

Wait for a Rainy Day, watch the movie, and let me know if you agree or disagree with my ranking in the comments.

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Bong of the Living Dead201754Action / Infection
The Dead Undead201053Action / Infection
Deadheads201152Comedy / Romance
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
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Disaster L.A.201450Action
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Gangs Of The Dead200638Action / Infection
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American Zombieland202036Comedy / Infection
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KL24: Zombies201734Action / Infection
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Dead 7201631Action / Infection
By Day's End202031Suspense / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
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The Dustwalker201927Action / Parasite
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium200526Action / Infection
Anger Of The Dead201525Action / Infection
The Last Hope201724Action / Infection
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Zombie Wars200721Action / Infection
Last Rites Of The Dead201920Drama / Thriller
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Killer Weekend201816Comedy / Not Zombies
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Flu20138Infection / Not Zombies
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The Returned20136Drama / Romance
Apocalypse Nerds20125Comedy / Action
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Soon Enough20183Action / Drama
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