"Humanity's last hope... rests on a high power machine gun!!?"
|Planet Terror "A Kick-Ass Zombie Movie" - The Sunday Sport|
If someone told you that Rose Mcgowan would be hotter than hell with just one leg you might be forgiven for replying "..erm...excuse me?" If they then said that she'd be even hotter still with an M16 M203 in it's place you might say "...erm... ok." and walk away slowly. But that was before Robert Rodriguez made Planet Terror.
|Planet Terror - Rose McGowan - Crackshot!|
Planet Terror Synopsis
Less than happily married doctors William and Dakota Block (Josh Brolin and Marley Shelton) find their nightshift inundated with townsfolk ravaged by gangrenous sores and a suspiciously vacant look in their eyes. Among the casualties brought in is Cherry Darling (Rose McGowan), a go-go dancer whose leg was ripped clean off during a roadside attack, and El Wray (Freddy Rodriguez), a mysterious drifter with a past. Cherry Darling might have been knocked off her feet and down on her luck, but she hasn’t danced her last number...
When the mysterious virus turns the hospital patients into enraged bloodthirsty maniacs, Cherry and El Wray lead a gang of accidental soldiers out into the gore-filled night, hurtling towards a destiny that will leave millions infected, countless dead and a just the last lucky few heading for the last safe corner of PLANET TERROR.
|Rose McGowan and Marley Shelton|
Planet Terror is no typical zombie movie. It's fast-paced with comic book action and a healthy topping of grindhouse cheese. The 'missing reel' gag is a hilarious concept, but we can;t help wondering if the movie would actually be better if the footage was included. Watch a second of third time and it just bugs you.
|Quentin Tarrntino - It's him, just in BDUs!|
Loose yourself and it's fantastic fun with superb performances and some of the coolest cameos you ever thought possible. Dip out out the 'I'm along for the ride' mindset and you might be left thinking it's all just a bit silly.
It's a beer and pretsels flick, superb for a zack-attack quick fix and the eye candy and innuendo are first class. Plant Terror gets a Zombie Shop seal of approval.