Second Trailer for Ana Lily Amirpour's Post-Apocalyptic 'The Bad Batch'
"All the things you've done have put you right here… with me." Neon has unveiled a second official trailer for Ana Lily Amirpour's post-apocalyptic, dystopian cannibal western thriller called The Bad Batch. This follow-up to her feature directorial debut follows a woman who drifts through a hostile desert wasteland overrun by cannibals. Suki Waterhouse stars as Arlen, with Jason Momoa, Yolonda Ross, Emily O'Brien, Alina Aliluykina, Giovanni Ribisi, Diego Luna, Jim Carrey, plus the one-and-only Keanu Reeves. This premiered at film festivals last fall to mostly very negative reviews, from many people I trust. Jeremy wrote a review from Fantastic Fest saying that it "seems like something of a big step back" for the director. This is a very curious trailer, this visuals & music are interesting, but I'm still not expecting much.
Here's the second official trailer for Ana Lily Amirpour's The Bad Batch, direct from Neon's YouTube:
A young girl wanders a savage desert wasteland in a dystopian future United States. She is Arlen, (Suki Waterhouse), one of thousands of Americans deemed unacceptable to society, who is unceremoniously dumped into a hostile desert wasteland fenced off from civilized society. While wandering in her desert exile, she is captured by a savage band of cannibals and quickly realizes she’ll have to fight for her very existence in this human-eat-human world. The Bad Batch is written and directed by American filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour, who made her feature debut with the cult classic film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. This first premiered at the Venice Film Festival and also played Fantastic Fest (see Jeremy's review). Neon will release The Bad Batch in select theaters starting on June 23rd this summer. Anyone interested?
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Man...the visuals accompanying this remind me of Turbokid, which I loved. But...will it be a so weird it's good thing? Or so weird it's terrible? Guess we'll have to wait and see....
RAW_D on Apr 13, 2017
Turbo kid was a great homage to the 80s. I loved it. ;D
tarek on Apr 13, 2017
Yeah, Idk if TurboKid would be up your alley Bo. Like Tarek said, it's an homage to 80's post-apocalyptic movies and Nintendo LOL. It's VERY tongue in cheek and ridiculous, but it's a lot of fun though (and on Netflix if you're curious). But don't say I didn't warn you if you give it a spin! I NEED to see A Girl Who Walks Home at Night still. I loved the style and cinematography I saw in the trailer. Looked beautiful.
RAW_D on Apr 13, 2017
It's on Netflix! I may give it a spin tonight if I get time. I'll let you know what I think.
RAW_D on Apr 13, 2017
Bo! Watched this last night. Simply put: it was cinematic beauty with stirring performances. My favorite scene was the girl riding the skateboard down the middle of the street, burka flying behind her. The ending was charming, but also left me wanting a bit more closure, however I know I wouldn't get that with this type of film. For a first time film, it was EXTREMELY impressive. Thanks for the recommendation!
RAW_D on Apr 14, 2017
They're on their way out of town, he pulls over. He gets out of the car, paces a bit, gets back in, puts in a tape of slightly upbeat music, and they stare lovingly into each others eyes and drive off. Maybe "closure" wasn't the right word for what I was pining for? I didn't want the story to end...I want to see where it went from there. Also, Idk if you'd be interested or not, but there's a couple of comic book prequels the director did for this film as well. I'm definitely going to try and track them down. For reference: https://www.amazon.com/Girl-Walks-Home-Alone-Night/dp/0991516117 Again, really glad I got to experience this. Going to be thinking about it for awhile....
THE_RAW_ on Apr 14, 2017
Looks strange. Trailer was ambiguous enough to interest me.
DAVIDPD on Apr 13, 2017
That is some dark perspective. Nevertheless, intriguing ...
shiboleth on Apr 13, 2017
Her last film "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" was meh.
Бабак on Apr 13, 2017
Seems like a sequel to a film from last year that also appeared to be more about style over substance, also starring Keanu Reeves.
John Doe on Apr 13, 2017
Looks amazing! Keeps you glued to every scene lest you miss another unique or special shot. Looking forward to seeing the full film. btw - anyone know what the song is that's used in the 2nd Trailer? Thx 🙂
Stu on May 1, 2017
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