What little story the film has, it involves two brothers, criminals of
course, who are on the road, stealing and killing when necessary.
They venture into unknown territory and get more than they bargained
for when they hit the middle of the second act.......and there's no
Danny Trejo vampire cameo in this?...
Within 10 seconds of this film starting, you can just feel the writer
wants to be the next Tarantino/Ritchie/Smith/add any director who made
a change cinematically once, by the attitude of the victim. It's been
done a thousand times before, and since 1996, it's not been hip or cool
to be showing attitude to someone who has a gun in your face.
Talking about 1996, within two minutes of the film starting, I
guarantee 100% you will think of From Dusk Til Dawn. If you don't, then
you haven't seen the film. It's just so blatantly obvious, it verges on
So like the Brothers Gecko, we have the smartish one, and the slightly
off kilter one, the latter being beaten within an inch of his life
Moving on to the second act, and the film decides to ditch Rodriguez,
and go for The Hills Have Eyes remake meets The Crazies, and it's
baffling. So our two anti-heroes drive into a strange town and
instantly get terrorised and seduced by a very strange community, and
then the writers try to shock the viewer by Doing.........
Something.......... You'd............ Never............ Expect........
Then we get to the final act, and from remakes, the writers decide to
go back to the seventies and royally rip off The Texas Chainsaw
Massacre, with a little bit of some random actor trying to be a villain
from some other comic book film.
And this is where the problem lies. Whilst you are watching the film,
you cannot help but think about other, better films, and it distracts
you from the narrative of this film.
I will give it one thing though, there are some beautiful shots of the
desert, and it has a psychedelic feel to it, but other than that, it's
nothing more than a rip off of other films.
Which you would rather be watching.