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Dire disappointment for Axler's Deathland fans !!,
This review is from: Deathlands: Homeward Bound [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
This movie is based on the enjoyable series of books by James Axler (Lawrence James) called Deathlands, currently numbering around 100+, and is based in USA 100 years into the future after a nuclear war. I think it follows the book Homeward Bound, but trust me, the book is better.
I approached this film years ago with some enthusiasm, that a series I loved had been made into a film, and maybe that was the issue - I expected too much and knew more about the series than the people who seemed to make it.
I therefore tell all people who love the books to avoid this movie like the plague, or face severe frustration and disappointment at the actions of your favourite characters, and in some instances your beloved character just not appearing ! Fans will know that time-travelling Doc is one of the best characters in the series, yet this movie fails to even have Doc in the group or in the movie. Even our wild-child Jak is not acting to character and coming on to Ryan's girl Kristy.
The actors are not particularly bad - though porn actresses to action movies does not work for me - and it's more the script that ruins it.
This series sooooo needs a decent movie or series spin-off, but this is just not it. Watch at own risk !
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