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These are zombie times for sure. As though the mainstream Hollywood fascination for the monsters and zombies didn’t saturate, here is another film where the film makers have picked up the gauntlet— and presto!—here comes the action-cum-horror genre feature film, Cannon Fodder.
A special unit of Israeli Defence Forces [IDF] enters Lebanon. Its mission: capture the Number 3 in the terrorist organization of Hezbollah.
Doron Geva [Liron Levo], a Security Operative on the verge of retirement heads the special mission.
On arrival, however, it is not the Hezbollah which draws his attention but the new enemy, the un-dead!
It is a novel and grim reality, with an enemy of altogether different dimension, different face.
To win over this new, bestial, biting, blood-thirsty, bereft-of-the-milk-of-human-kindness enemy, Doron’s choice for an ally, falls as if by compulsion, on totally untested-untrusted soldiers [who have to be out on the suicide mission to become fodder for cannon shots].
His helpers are forces which belonged not to him but to enemy.
Yet wage war he must. And amidst these nerve-wrecking-testing times he must hunt a potently lethal destruction mechanism not only to combat with the awesome new danger but also successfully flip across the border for dear life before the emerging new conflict in the Middle East engulfs all.
The Horror flick, full of black humor, oodles of blood, excellent visuals, toasts this movie.
And it seems, action, violence, gore, free-flowing-blood have become the new found elements by the film makers to assure the box-office success.
So go ahead and have a ‘bloody’ blast as the zombie apocalypse Cannon Fodder places the ‘un-dead’ at the center of Middle East conflict.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
The Jewish International Film Festival runs in Sydney from October 30 to 17 November, at Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction.