- Aug 25, 2001
- Reaction score
Some of the scenes were filmed in Belfast, in the Crumlin Jail (according to IMDB) and it was a NI co-production with SI.
There is no mention of NI in the film. The director/writer doesn't mention that it was an allegory of the "Troubles". Freyne clearly states in the interview I cited that his influences were the Economic Crash and the rise of Populist Politicians in Europe. I suspect he might have a better idea of what the film is supposed to be about rather than either of us.Some of the scenes were filmed in Belfast, in the Crumlin Jail (according to IMDB) and it was a NI co-production with SI.
Get writing the screenplay for that!Aw crap. Will still give it a lash to see the scenery of my heartland.
^ The premise you suggested is one that has been on my mind since a dream many years ago where nukes were falling and all the Aborigines were filing into a hidden living space below Uluru. They survived while others perished.
I didn't find it boring but I guess they could have done more with the Aboriginal view of the apocalypse, we did see that the Aborigine people were better prepared for the horrors. I think I would give it 7 or 8/10.I watched Cargo and to be honest, it was really boring. The frustrating thing was that they had a great, original idea right there and refused to use it: the zombie apocalypse from the Aborigine point of view. But nope, we had to have the dull white guy's perspective instead.
I thought better of it:Hungerford - Yes I get it's low budget, yes I get it's the first film by a young filmmaker but by god it's unlikable and all over the place. Actually no director/actor Drew Carson is supremely unlikable and his smugness is off the charts.
Found footage stuff has been done to death, this film has no idea as to whether its a black comedy or a horror film. The plot holes are huge and there is no pacing. It's not clever and frankly it's a mess. The only thing good in it was the girl Phil. The scene where the cop demands the girl get out of the car was deeply unpleasant when you consider where it was made. I have no idea why some people think this was any good. It should have been called "Doesn't my hair look amazing?" because that's all the director was interested in.
2 out of 10.
I think it was more than just a Brit male facing adversity. To me the most important parts were those that showed Aboriginal Culture and how that better equipped the native people to survive the apocalypse.Cargo - Boring, some nice ideas but as everyone says would have been so much more interesting if they'd just focused on the Aboriginal aspect of the film. Generic goody vs baddy against a zombie background thing really stopped the film exploring anything. White British male in a hostile environment and zombies might have made an interesting film.
Hungerford - "I'm so talented and gorgeous, oh and here's some zombies" - shockingly bad and a little nasty.I thought better of it:
Hungerford: SciFi/Horror, alien lobsters/trilobites attach themselves to the backs of peoples necks and control them or failing that induce Zombiesque rage behavior. Rip off of The Puppetmasters. Again a found footage tale. No Oscars here but diverting. 6/10.
I think it was more than just a Brit male facing adversity. To me the most important parts were those that showed Aboriginal Culture and how that better equipped the native people to survive the apocalypse.
But it was a film of two contrasting narratives, Vic preferring to compete and exploit while the Aborigines chose cooperation. The scene of the Warrior hunting party in the smoke, spearing Zombies will haunt me for a long while to come. Andy had to rely on the Aborigine girl fo care for his baby. I was convinced by it, that's why I scored it 8.5/10.
I thought Here Alone was ok but not on a par with Cargo.
Well I've provided a detailed review of Cargo plus follow up comments, I think that should indicate why I found it appealing.Hungerford - "I'm so talented and gorgeous, oh and here's some zombies" - shockingly bad and a little nasty.
How you think Cargo is better than Here Alone I've no idea.