Tuesday, August 13, 2013

It's gallows of fun for everyone!!!! Or is it?!?


Ah, Gallowwalkers.  A movie that would probably have been released much earlier had it not have been for it's star Wesley Snipes getting himself in some hot water for tax-evasion.  As it is, it finally got its VOD release on August 6th, so I took it upon myself to check it out and see if it was as promising as the trailer made it seem.

Snipes plays Aman, a man who is cursed thanks to his mother, who broke her covenant with God so that Aman would live.  This particular curse brings back to life anybody who dies by Aman's hand, or gun I suppose.  Not really as zombies though as you might expect.  They're exactly the same people they were before they died, just much uglier.  Anyway, they want payback, and Aman (along with his sidekick Fabulos) have to put them away once and for all.

We at least get to see the ancestors of the children in Village of the Damned.
Well, to be honest, there isn't a whole lot to say.  This movie was pretty damn boring.  If anyone is looking for an action packed Snipes flick, I suggest you go elsewhere.  There are a couple of decent scenes of action, but not enough to pique my interest.  The rest are just either scenes of dialogue that sometimes didn't make much sense, or a number of oddly silent parts where nothing was happening, not even music for most of said scenes, and you still barely knew what was happening.

Probably sue to the whole Snipes being arrested thing, there was more screen time given to the antagonists than to our hero.  And that really didn't help matters, because that was where the main source of confusion came in.  The things they were doing made little sense.  There was a town of all blond people that was never really explained as far as my attention span could tell.  There was one guy who had lizard tails grafted onto the back of his head, how and why I don't know.  And all of this detracted from my enjoyment.  

While this wasn't anything torturous to get through, it definitely isn't something I'd really recommend.  Unless you're a die-hard Snipes fan, go rent or buy something else.  

Movie Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Horror/Action Rating: 1 out of 5 stars.

- Ken Bucklesworth

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