Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best serial killer movies. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?
Terminator was better...
There’s a couple of things you want to get right if you’re going to make a post-apocalyptic science-fiction flick. You need credible, desolated sets. You need a lot of dirt. One thing you can’t do without is good costumes, and this is where Crash and Burn fails. The characters wear clothes available in the 1980s and 1990s. There is absolutely no research, here, when it comes to wardrobe.
We play along, because we like sci-fi and because we love robots. Yes, this is a movie with robots. Sadly, there are no robots in the first two acts and what you actually get, eventually, are mostly cyborgs. Most of this film is dialogue-oriented, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing except that the obvious budgetary constraints prevent Crash and Burn from being more exciting altogether.
At least, we have people fucking and a shower scene. At least, Bill Moseley plays an important character. Cinematographically speaking, this is of the best looking Full Moon Entertainment pictures. Also, it is one of Charles Band’s most mature productions. Not much happens for most of the running time, so prepare for a slow-burn and you might appreciate it despite obvious pacing issues.