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The 25th Reich (Stephen Amis, 2012) wr. Stephen Amis, Serge De Nardo, David Richardson from novel 50,000 Years until Tomorow by J.J. Solomon; Jim Knobeloch, Serge De Nardo, Angelo Salamanca; war fantasy scifi
I watched The 25th Reich right through in the hope that there might be some metafilmic and perhaps humorous moments. I don't recall any. If the guy getting anally penetrated by the machine was supposed to be funny, I was the wrong audience. However, I did think the acting was OK, and found the accents believable. I was surprised to find that only one of the actors is actually American.
The 25th Reich is a great idea badly executed. I don't overly blame the filmmakers as I think they did the best with what they had but their super low budget really dragged the film down. My argument to Stephen Amis and pals would be – if you didn't have the money to make the film how you wanted it to, why did you bother making it? Luke Owen, The Flickering Myth.
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