A little oik who lives at home with his parents, gets some bad ideas into his head and decides to wage a one man urban cleansing program on the streets of his home town, indiscriminately machine gunning down anybody he feels like, and dressed in his custom made body armour, not a very fair fight ensues..
Now I've not seen any of Uwe Boll's other work, sure I've heard of his bad reputation, but can only comment on this, which I enjoyed, as a cheap bit of entertaining action. There's pretty much a segment of about 35mins of non stop violence, when he takes to the streets, tooled up and there is indeed a lot of scenes where innocent people get shot, which depending on your (dis)tastes may or may not be right up your alley.
Boll tries to put a slice of social commentary in there, which works quite well but I am still a little unsure of the directors motives regarding the (anti~)hero of the piece. As although the camera spends most of its time focusing on him, almost glorifying his actions, he is in my opinion rather unlikable. The piece is well acted and directed, with an adequate budget for what it is. However some of the story didn't quite sit right for me, for instance, aren't the individuals that go on these killing sprees, usually white collar workers, with a military background, that have never so much as received a parking ticket before, who when they snap, make no attempt to escape? Maybe I'm wrong, but that certainly wasn't the theme here. Anyway, these are minor quibbles and aside from that, this does what you'd expect from the title...
Albeit those who were expecting three giant monsters, called George, Lizzie and Ralph, who smash high rise blocks of flats down and eat the residents maybe a little surprised.
Bare bones but the picture is what you'd expect from a new film.