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About the Movie
Robert Rodriguez, co-director of SIN CITY, brings you PLANET TERROR, a retro-futuristic vision of horror that’s been weathered, stripped, and aged to perfection. In PLANET TERROR, married doctors William and Dakota Block (Josh Brolin and Marley Shelton) find their graveyard shift inundated with townspeople ravaged by gangrenous sores and a suspiciously vacant look in their eyes. Among the wounded is Cherry (Rose McGowan), a go-go dancer whose leg was ripped from her body during a roadside attack. Wray (Freddy Rodriguez), her former significant other, is at her side and watching her back. Cherry may be down, but she hasn’t danced her last number. As the invalids quickly become enraged aggressors, Cherry and Wray lead a team of accidental warriors into the night, hurtling towards a destiny that will leave millions infected, countless dead, and a lucky few struggling to find the last safe corner of PLANET TERROR.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 27
- Fresh: 20
- Rotten: 7
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Some people call this a guilty pleasure %u2013 a silly expression that has been adopted by serious minded critics who apologise for liking overtly commercial movies
Rotten: Won't make any friends outside of B-movie aficionados, and even they might tire of laughing at all the cheapo gore being thrown around.
Fresh: McGowan is a suitably slinky presence as the lead avenger with a machine gun for a leg; blood and pus regularly fill the screen as Rodriguez lets rip with gleeful abandon.
Fresh: Following Tarantino's Death Proof, Rodriguez throws his hat into the Grindhouse ring and comes out the clear winner. Impossible not to be charmed by its gross-out effects, bad dialogue and amputee action.
Pure blood-splattered genius
Listen, if you like Quentin Tarintino or Zack Snyder, Rob should already be on your list. I dont know what he was comin down from when he made this bad boy but it is the sugar honey iced tea! Like Tarintino, he mixes a lot of different elements, you got a army feel, the zombie thing goin on, a lil texas bar-b-que joint flavor, enough guns, knifes, and explosion to make you mess your pants, and then Rob lit all those things on fire. And he went the extra mile by making a genuinely good movie with touching little bullet-ridden sub-plots. Buy it, cool kid.
Grindhouse classic, Robert Rodriguez vs Quentin Tarantino
Planet Terror is the genius Robert Rodriguez' contribution to his collaboration with Tarantino in paying homage to the low-budget exploitation films they watched when growing up. Tarantino's is called Death Proof, stars Kurt Russell, and is creepy and pretty mean spirited. But Planet Terror is a hoot, hilarious, intentionally over the top, yet very well done, as all Rodriguez' films are (Once Upon A Time In Mexico, Sin City, Desperado, El Mariachi). Bruce Willis, Josh Brolin, Freddy Rodriguez, and Rose McGowan are great. It's campy, fun, yet scary. The special effects are great. Tarantino thinks Robert Rodriguez is the best film maker out there, and I agree.
Top 3 best zombie movies
The action was great. Its really unrealist kinda like sin city. Some awesome gore scenes. And my favorite thing in the movie is that Fergie's in the movie and she gets her brains eaten. I like fergie but it was really fun. Also a pretty fun movie when u think about some parts. Not a good movie but a FUN MOVIE. Rent it