Warriors of the Wasteland
WARRIORS OF THE WASTELAND
aka, THE NEW BARBARIANS
(I NUOVI BARBARI) 1982

Director: Enzo G. Castelleri

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl



Warriors of the Wasteland In glorious trash-o-rama, Warriors of the Wasteland; aka, The New Barbarians (I Nuovi Barbari, 1982) is an Italian no-budget post-apocolyptic fantasy of a world completely junked up, having only a few violent survivors of nuclear holocaust.

Lackluster set, costume, & prop design renders the environment of the tale unconvincing. Various video boxes & posters prefer paintings to advertise the film rather than any image from the film itself, as even cartoony drawings looks more thrilling.

Though the actors spoke English rather than Italian, they're badly dubbed even so! For lovers of truly abysmal cinema, this is it.


Warriors of the WastelandIt gets one bonus point for political incorrectness (roving gang of killer faggots) but nothing more.

The primary scenarios involve badly redecorated dune buggies, golf carts, & motorcycles in tedious imitation of The Road Warrior (1981), but lacking the smallest fragment of the original's charm.

Now if they'd been roaming over the countryside stirring up dust with zambonies, the filmmakers might've had something.

It's unutterable crap, but anyone who expected that a film with Oakland Raiders once-was Fred "Hammer" Williamson replacing Mel Gibson was going to be an actioner with great performance was probably off their meds the day they rented this turkey & deserved to be disappointed.

Anyone else should know exactly what they're getting into as nothing about the advertising & packaging misleads. Whoever gets a major charge out of seeing people explode, this film won't leave 'em dissatisfied.

copyright by Paghat the Ratgirl



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