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Cast: Bruce Spence (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Matrix Revolutions), Jack Thompson (The Man from Snowy River, Around the Block) and newcomer Billie Rutherford

Director: Ché Baker, Dallas Bland

Genre: Sci-Fi

Year: 2018

Rating: NR

After a nuclear war decimated the Northern Hemisphere, the surviving population was infected with a deadly bacterium. In an attempt to rebuild civilization, a self-appointed government called The Order distributed an immunization to the bacteria, which inadvertently killed all the children. Only one man, Jake Slater, remained immune. The only child that survived is his daughter, Molly. Now, Jake scavenges the wasteland searching for a way to keep her alive, unaware that she is the key to the survival of humankind.

'Blue World Order' is a Sci-Fi thriller that is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which civilization has taken a major hit. A nuclear war has sent a plague across the world and a massive electromagnetic pulse has killed all children on the planet with the exception of Molly, the daughter of Jake Slater. Jake looks to find help for his sick daughter but those in charge have their own motives for helping. Jake must then fight to keep his daughter and himself alive as he searches for answers and a cure.

'Blue World Order' is a post-apocalyptic thriller, it may not be perfect but I did enjoy watching it. There's a lot going on in the film which keeps the audience interested even with its hour and 55 minute run time. I thought at first the run time could have been shortened a bit but by the time the credits began to roll I had second thoughts about that because I was never once bored.

This is the feature film debut from writer-directors Che Baker and Dallas Bland. While the story itself isn't perfect and there are parts of the story that don't make a lot of sense I thought it had a lot to offer and it brought with it some unique ideas. Overall it doesn't offer anything new or ground-breaking but I liked the story and ideas behind it. I also thought the ending finished it off perfectly and it set up a sequel if the film-makers wish to do one. I myself would like to see where it goes from here.

For a low budget Sci-Fi I thought the film makers did a great job at telling the story and with the overall look and production of it all. The action scenes were all done well also.

Another thing that made the film was the acting, Jake Ryan as Jake, Stephen Hunter as Madcap and Billie Rutherford as Jake's daughter, Molly all gave excellent performances. The film also gets a little star power with a small role from Billy Zane who is terrific in his limited role. Everyone else in the film did a great job as well playing their characters.

I wasn't sure what to expect from the film but it turned out to be better than I expected it to be. Post-apocalyptic films are many, especially when it comes to Independent films. 'Blue World Order' may not be the best of the best but it still kept me engaged and entertained all the way to the end and that has to mean something. I definitely enjoyed the film and I recommend it to all fans of the genre. It will be released on VOD and DVD on January 16th so be sure to check it out.

Released by Random Media

** 3/4 Out Of *****