A Blue World Order Begins January 16th
Jake Ryan, Billy Zane & Stephen Hunter Headline Indie Sci-Fi
Available Nationwide on VOD and DVD from Random Media
Los Angeles, CA– Random Media brings humankind to the edge of ruin in Blue World Order. Starring Billy Zane (Titanic, The Phantom), Jake Ryan (“Home and Away”, The Great Gatsby) and Stephen Hunter (Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy), Blue World Order will premiere nationwide January 16th on Cable and Digital VOD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, inDemand, Dish and more.
Blue World Order is the first feature from writer-directors Che Baker and Dallas Bland. The duo collected the awards for Best Film at the Canberra International Film Festival and the LA Invasion Film Festival amid screenings around the world. Bruce Spence (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Matrix Revolutions), Jack Thompson (The Man from Snowy River, Around the Block) and newcomer Billie Rutherford round out the cast of survivors in search of a new beginning after nuclear war and a deadly plague have pushed humankind to the edge.
After a nuclear war decimated the Northern Hemisphere, the surviving population was infected with a deadly bacterium. In an attempt to rebuild civilization, a self-appointed government called The Order distributed an immunization to the bacteria, which inadvertently killed all the children. Only one man, Jake Slater, remained immune. The only child that survived is his daughter, Molly. Now, Jake scavenges the wasteland searching for a way to keep her alive, unaware that she is the key to the survival of humankind.
Blue World Order Review
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this movie for review consideration from Justin Cooke PR.
Blue World Order is a decent entry into the post-apocalyptic sci-fi genre for hardcore fans. Smoothly cut and edited, its easy to watch. The introduction was visually satisfying, if a bit of an odd choice. The following scene (involving a woman, a cleaver, and a test subject) was an odd enough one that my interest was piqued. However, for the most part, Blue World Order felt like an amalgamation of various post-apocalyptic movies like Mad Max and Children of Men.
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen BIlly Zane in a movie. I always enjoy watching the man. He does have a natural charisma which draws the eye, and he always seems to be having an almost indecent amount of fun in the lower-budget movies. His name was what drew me to wanting to watch Blue World Order. Happily, his screen presence hasn’t diminished, but sadly he’s not often actually in the movie. Some of the other cast members did a good job as well. Jake Ryan performs well in the lead role. However, all of their performances paled in comparison to Stephen Hunter, who played the character Madcap. The man did an awesome job.
Actually, I think Hunter’s performance was my favorite part of Blue World Order. He pretty much owned every scene he was in, and was responsible for several of the moments of levity that kept me engaged in the film. One of my favorites was a simple two line exchange between Ryan and Hunter.
“Is there another way out?”
“You mean like a secret way? *pause* Nope!”
Another one involved a completely unexpected kick to the gonads which made me choke on a KitKat.
However, for those that fixate on scientific accuracy, Blue World Order may make you twitch a wee bit. And, sorry to say, whomever did the color filtering had a bit too heavy of a hand with it at times.
Blue World Order falls a bit short of the marks it was aiming for, but it is a decent film to pass a few hours with if for naught but Hunter’s performances alone. Not bad for a lower-budget sci-fi flick. And the mini-reviewer liked it.