Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Gallowwalkers

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA (Critics) / 66% (Audience)
Directed By: Andrew Goth
Written By: Andrew Goth and Joanne Reay
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Kevin Howarth, Riley Smith and Tanit Phoenix
Studio: LionsGate Entertainment

Synopsis:A cursed gunman (Snipes) whose victims come back from the dead recruits a young warrior to help in the fight against a gang of zombies. – (Source)

The Good:
Credit must be given to the director of this movie for the inventive camera angles and stylized way the scenes were shot. Pretty much all the scenes looked like they could be panels from a graphic novel. And for the limited budget they had to work with, the costumes and make-up effects were pretty well done.

The Bad:
The movie is a complete mess structurally with no flow from scene to scene; characters motivations were muddled and the acting was laughably bad from every single person in the cast.
Also the introduction of a sidekick to Snipes’ character and a female supporting character made no sense when you realize that neither character was given much to do and the things they actually did made no sense at all.

The Ugly
The blatant lack of interest that Snipes showed for this role and this movie was just shameful. His effort in this movie made his disinterest in the last BLADE movie look like total dedication. And why did it seem like Snipes forgot that he was using an accent for this character when he went back and recorded his voice-over narration? You could tell he was doing this to get a check to pay off his tax debt.

Final Verdict: A decent concept and a nice effort by the director but this movie was not very good at all. The acting was bad, the story was ridiculous and Wesley Snipes was basically clockwatching throughout the entire film with the obvious way he didn’t give a damn. I would like to see what Andrew Goth could do with a competent script, a decent budget and a lead actor that didn’t look annoyed at the fact he was starring in the movie.
On the plus side there was an amazing amount of beheadings in this movie.

Grade: D+


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