Planet Terror: Movie Review, DVD, Blu-ray Review

10/31/2009 Posted by Admin

Movie, DVD, Blu-ray Review

"Planet Terror"

Robert Rodriguez's addition to the double-feature "Grindhouse" is a hugely entertaining zombie horror thriller set in a small Texas nowhere, where a virus quickly is turning the town into the flesh-eating undead.

Freddie Rodriguez and Rose McGowan star as El Wray and Cherry Darling, former lovers (he's a gunslinger, she's a go-go dancer, together they're magic) who reunite just as the world is falling apart.

The latter proves especially true for Cherry, who loses a leg midway through, only to find herself fitted with the most unusual of prosthetics--a loaded machine gun, which the limber Cherry uses not only to walk, but also to mow down the undead in devastating balloons of blood.

Bruce Willis and Stacey Ferguson are featured in fevered cameos, with Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton and Quentin Tarantino himself all gamely wading through the entrails.

Rated R.

Grade: B+

View the "Grindhouse" trailer here, which includes "Planet Terror":

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