In the future, corporations have taken over the world, causing huge wars that have devastated the planet. Out of the chaos rose the Council of Nine, a group determined to take back the world from the corporations. They issue death warrants for white collar criminals, giving rise to bounty killers like Drifter (Matthew Marsden) and Mary Death (Christian Pitre). They hunt down their targets for money and fame, but when Drifter has a warrant placed on him, he decides to travel to the Council of Nine and change their decision.
Director Henry Saine delivered some good fun with his last feature, The Last Lovecraft, but with Bounty Killer, he goes above and beyond, delivering insane action and some great laughs. Beginning as a short film, then a graphic novel, you can feel the pages of a comic coming to life in the movie. Think of Mad Max in panel form, and you start to get the idea.
The vision of an apocalyptic world is incredibly well done, and there’s great campy fun to be had here. It feels as if a childhood dream has come to life, filled with powerful cars, plenty of gunfire and explosions, and a little bit of a love story. For anybody who has ever lost themselves in a comic book before, and has dreamed of the outrageous action coming to life, this is the movie for you.
Should You Watch Bounty Killer?
Great fun, strong performances, charismatic characters, and way over the top action, you’re guaranteed an amazing time.