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When a deadly virus is accidentally released into a major city, its population is quarantined by military blockade. And for a wealthy industrialist desperate to rescue his daughter from inside the rabid chaos, his only hope is former commando Max Gatling (Dolph Lundgren). Now Gatling has one day to bust in, blast through hordes of the undead, find the girl, and hunt for a way to get them both out alive. But will a small band of survivors and an army of killer robots turn his mission into maximum slaughter? Matt Doran (The Matrix) and David Field (Chopper) co-star in this intense action shocker!
"Battle of the Damned" stars Dolph Lundgren as Major Max Gatling who is hired by some big shot company owner go inside a city that has been shut off from the rest of the world due to a virus outbreak. His mission will be to locate and extract the big shot's daughter, Jude but it will not be easy because most of the city is now infected. Most people including myself like Dolph Lundgren and his movies, they are "what you see is what you get" and for the most part the are entertaining. "Battle of the Damned" is his newest vehicle and it is a bit different even for Dolph. This time out Dolph is fighting zombies or should I say, "zombies that are not really zombies." Which is why they do not die like a regular zombie and why they are so fast as well. But to most people they will be zombies. Another thing different about the film is the fact that robots are introduced in to the story and they fight side by side with Dolph. The robots are cgi but for they most part they look great considering the budget and all.
So you got Dolph Lundgren, zombies and robots, if that doesn't get a nerd excited nothing will. Production wise the film has its flaws but it never seemed to matter to me. I expected a low budget film and that is what I got, I was hoping for a fun film and that is also what I got. There is plenty of action, zombies and robots to go around to make the film above average and entertaining.
The acting in the film was pretty good all around, I really cannot complain about any of the actors in the film and even get some of Dolph's classic lines as well. So, if you are a Dolph fan, a zombie fan or both I recommend checking this out. It is not perfect but I think you will have a good time watching none the less.
Available on DVD and Blu-ray with Special Features that include:
Battling The Damned
Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****