Outpost 3
Outpost 3

Film Review

Film title
Outpost 3: Rise of the Spetsnaz
Kieran Parker
Iván Kamarás, Bryan Larkin, Velibor Topic, Ben Lambert

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Outpost III: Rise of the Spetsnaz is out on DVD 31 March through Entertainment One

EIFF 2013: Outpost 3 - Rise of the Spetsnaz

3/5 stars
Film review by Bram E. Gieben.
Published 03 July 2013

The new Outpost film, by Scottish director Kieran Parker, is set during World War II, eschewing the flashbacks of its predecessors, except in a short framing sequence. Parker was one of the writers (along with Rae Brunton, who takes the writing credit for this threequel) of the original Outpost, a Nazi-zombie romp set during the Bosnian War. Rise of the Spetsnaz hits a more successful note by beginning as a classic war movie, with plenty of period detail.

In a surprising turn for a now long-running horror series, Spetsnaz easily outclasses its predecessors. Characters are introduced with a canny disregard for exposition, and within minutes of the film's opening the Nazi zombies are on the loose. True, the film's action sequences often amount to men in rubber suits smacking seven shades of the proverbial out of each other, but the lack of CGI lends these scenes an enjoyably classic 'monster movie' feel.

The relentless, brutal and lovingly-rendered gore is all done in-camera too – fans of blood spurt will have plenty to delight over. The dialogue is riddled with more than a few action movie clichés, but this is no bar to enjoying the fast-paced, grimly serious character drama and epic bloodletting. For gore fans, this is a treat. [Bram E. Gieben]

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  • I absolutely loved this film. I've watched it 5 times so far. I thought the story line was great and the frantic pace of the action was both thrilling and entertaining, without being too unrealistic. Bryan Larkin who played Dolokov the leader of the Spetznaz Unit was excellent and he should be a Hollywood Star. I hope he does more of this type of movie because he has loads of talent for playing the action movie hero. They got the whole cast spot on and Michael McKell who plays nazi officer strasser was nearly as good as Christoph Waltz' SS-Colonel Hans Landa in Inglorious B*****ds, he really was that good. The gore and blood splatter make this a fun and enjoyable movie (if you like that sort of thing). And the ruthlessness of the Spetznaz is the perfect antidote for those evil zombie nazis. I recommend everyone to see this movie :)

    Posted by chris beresford | Thursday 07 November 2013 @ 18:57

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