(2003) dir. Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Australian zombie/alien invasion film, with the low-budget hi-jinks and comedy that seems very particularly Australian. Reminds me of some other stuff, from Peter Jackson’s early stuff to some movie that I am remembering vaguely, but can’t quite pull to mind. One with asteroids in the Australian outback and some sort of Mad Max-like post-apocalyptic kookiness. Why am I having trouble remembering this — it must have been more than ten years ago…
Anyways, this film gets an ‘A’ for effort, though its ambitions far outweigh its budget. I think I read that they did all their digital effects on their home computers (and it looks like it most of the time, too). Still, it’s pretty fun and kind of wacky in sometimes surprising ways.
It’s not great, but it’s kind of fun.