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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Movie Review # 107 Land of Doom (1986)

Release: 1986
Director: Peter Maris
Writer(s): Peter Kotis (Novel), Craig Rand
Cast: Deborah Rennard, Garrick Dowhen, Daniel Radell

Rotten Tomatoes: 50% Audience
IMDb: 4.1/10
Netflix: 2.1 Stars

Land of Doom bleh more like Land of Leather or a better fitting name Land of Bore. It is a sad when I have to refer to a movie about post-apocalyptic events as a boring and sleep inducing film. But that is what this film did to me. It was slow, lethargic and full of hopeless nothingness that I felt I was watching a bad BDSM group who decided to make a movie.

Either which way you look at this paper thin plot it just sucks and it sucks bad. It is not so terrible you run away screaming. It is that kind of bad that it is a Saturday afternoon feature on your local television channel bad. You know those spots reserved for cheesy action films that you can troll past watch for a minute or two then go back to your sporting events type.

Because you can leave the movie and come back and still know what is happening. Because nothing really is as they just follow a paint by numbers script till it works itself out in the end. Yea got to love those type of God forsaken films. Because you know everyone loves them! Yea what ever. Land of Doom has a great name awesome box art and possibly the worst design team in the history of movies.

I would say that is the most heinous thing about this movie. As it takes the 80's punk movement to a level only enjoyed at your local Mistresses house as she binds you in leather straps and then whips you for being bad. It is those kind of people that will enjoy this movie as they get their jollies off seeing all the leather, chains, whips and beating of women and men.

Top it off you have the cardboard, particle board and cut aluminum on the bikes. That look so cheap and cheesy. That all you can do is laugh at how bad it is. Especially since this movie is just a watered down crapfest of the vastly superior movie Mad Max. It literally steals from the both Mad Max and Mad Max 2. As key characters and story lines are ripped from it.

It is almost as if this was a Mockbuster before they became popular. At which this movie is still a steaming pile of yeah. I wish I had something nice to say about this movie. I honestly wish I did. It just that when a story is this flimsy you can not find hope in it. So here is the synopsis of the movie.

"A feminist warrior is forced to join with a Soldier of Fortune in order to find "Paradise" in a post-apocalyptic world. As they battle motorcycle bandits and wayward  souls." Yep this sounds so enticing. So let me check on when I have my next dentist appointment. Well it looks like it is right now.

So if you enjoy bad movies and are looking for a film to pop in and just have fun with. That is if you are into sadomasochism and BDSM bondage. Then this might be your next feature film to enjoy. If you are like me and do not enjoy leather bound actors who can not act. Sets made of cardboard and heartless soulless characters then you should do yourself a favor and just skip this atrocity.

My Rating: 1.25 out of 5 Stars


  1. It "literally" steals from those films? I wonder if there is some confusion about what "literally" means.