THE BAD BATCH follows Arlen (Waterhouse) after she's left in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilization. While trying to navigate the unforgiving landscape, Arlen is captured by a savage band of cannibals led by the mysterious Miami Man (Momoa). With her life on the line, she makes her way to The Dream (Reeves). As she adjusts to life in 'the bad batch' Arlen discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who's standing next to you.
Miami Man's (Jason Momoa) Bad Batch number is 88. See more »
The Last scene. Where do you find that many rocks for a fire pit in the middle of a desert? See more »
I got a question. Why we are out here? Just what are we doing in the middle of the goddamn desert tonight? That's right, that's right. You want that music only Jimmy can made. Let me tell you something about Jimmy. You know why Jimmy's here? He's Bad Batch. Not functionally member of society. That's what they told him. That's right. All of us here, We weren't good enough, smart enough, young enough, healthy enough, wealthy enough, SANE ENOUGH. Freaks. Parasites. This here is The Bad Batch. We ...
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There are three previous reviews about this film ranging from 3 of 10
to 9 of 10. I won't bore you with the lengthily details of the entire
film as one reviewer did. (Would not be surprised at all if He/She had
some direct connection with the making of the film, etc)
I am always up for cerebral, off color, non conformist, anti-Hollywood
type films and praise those who make them. I am not, however, a fan of
films that aim high to be recognized as deeply artistic and thought
provoking when the film fails miserably in achieving that goal.
There are at least four big name actors in this mess and there is
hardly any dialog through almost 2 hours of run time. This is not to
say Dialog makes a film great. Often silence and facial expression and
body language speaks volumes. Sadly, this is not the case in "the Bad
Batch". BORING is the first word that comes to mind to describe this
film. The story line and plot are all over the place. Th film is set in
a supposed Apocalaptic setting with a two caste system. One being
cannibals, the other the privileged, if you can call it that.
To categorize this film as "Romance/ Sci-Fi" is utterly misleading.
There is absolutely No romance in this film nor is there any Science
Fiction in it anywhere. I would categorize this film as a Dark Drama.
The only redeeming quality of the film is the score in my opinion.
None of the story telling is explained or resolved and you meander
through the film (as do the characters) with no purpose. Here is my
take on the film.....Girl is captured, has her leg And arm amputated
barbarically, which is used for food BTW, by a group of cannibals. Girl
escapes, finds woman in desert, kills her and takes daughter, head
cannibal sets out to find daughter, finds girl sans two limbs, sets her
out on a mission to find little girl. Girl finds little girl at another
"camp" of the higher caste and recovers little girl, meets Said Gorilla
cannibal in desert, film ends!
Two hours of time I'll never recover. Swallowing glass would be less
painful then watching this again. Reviewers can wax philosophical all
they want, "the bad Batch" is just plain BAD!
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