James Boss, an unknown director knows what he wants to do and how to doit so well that even though White Wall is his first project, he does abrilliant job. White Wall is an action, drama, fantasy with a storytaking place in a post-apocalyptic world. A virus, VXII decimates thehuman kind and there are few people left on earth. These people live ina place surrounded by a white wall and the remaining people rot incorruption, violence and betrayal; it is every man for himself. Tosurvive in this world, the main character Shawn Kors (James Boss) hasto be the same way but he is sick of this life and he finds a way toescape that place. Determined to find a cure for the virus VXII, hehits the road. With his ambition to find a cure for the virus, he gainsrespect of people he meets and he finds the love of his life: Elsa Lei,a medic. Unfortunately there are terrorist groups in this area as welland there is a war between the military and these groups threatening todraw Shawn back in to the city behind the White Wall leaving the hopeto find the cure, behind. The cinematography, the sets, the scenes, thechoreography are all wonderful. The martial arts providing a hugeamount of action is thrilling and the story is engaging. This youngdirector really knows how to create an impressive action sci-fi withpost-apocalyptic elements, with chaos and questions. The music choicesare well put and also thrilling, the crew had apparently thought allthis project in details. The actors seem very comfortable and natural,there is not a thing sizzling, everything flows naturally. The fans ofthe genre must be looking forward to this movie. It will be worthwaiting.User: mechanicaldust2
This gritty, low budget film offers a unique and honest perspective onthe underworld of a post-apocalyptic street life in the near future,with an almost tragic, Shakepearian, bent. The look, the feel and styleof the culture and the almost real-time street life in these cities istruly unmatched by any film before or since. Perhaps through genius,inspiration, maybe just plain luck, or all three, the producers anddirector hit the nail right on the head. Starring an excellent,intelligent cast of professionals, the film has an honesty and grittyreality that belies its budgetary constraints. Filmed largely withoutthe permission of authorities and unions, in winter and often afterdark, it has a cinema v?rit? feel throughout. And the score! Composedand performed by Marc Collin, it is as close to an utter classic as hasever been offered. Without a doubt it stands alone. If one takes theinherent flaws to this type of production; i.e. the rough editing,slightly uneven performances and almost clandestine feel, and placesthese in proper perspective, it is sure to delight all but the mosthardened and jaded enthusiasts of film. Notable: This film set a NEWSTYLE for action films, and PA culture raising the bar. It has nocurrent rivals in that accomplishment. Only when this film is "remade",will we appreciate the originality and artistic endeavors of thisambitious film. You will see what style counts for. This film is thereal deal. I spent money I didn't have to get this Bluray. Go buy it,trust me.User: tygalla
This movie started out strong, and it kinda threw me off for a second,but once I got back on track I actually enjoyed it. The mood and styleof White Wall was refreshing, and I still have a hard time believingthat this was a mini budget indie??. Pros - some loked out knifefighting scenes, and an interesting concept made it worthwhile. Cons -it's too artsy for it's genre, I normally appreciate this kinda stuff,but It was a little too avant-garde at times and it's great that thereare people out there actually trying to break a few molds, but I wasn'texpecting it. This isn't for everyone, but if you like dark movies withsome action and a very Yoshiaki Kawajiri jap anime style to it then Isay go for it or else don't bother. To sum it up, if you go in watchingthis in the right mood, you should thoroughly enjoy this.User: Downtown242
The movie is an interesting take on the whole post apocalyptic genre.It isn't anything new or particularly original, but it does deliver itsown spin on a movie done a lot of times. I liked that the world wasn'tsuch a ridiculous deviation from life prior to the disaster. The gangsweren't leather clad freaks like a Mad Max movie. People weren't allcrazy and roaming around robbing each other. They had their normal jobsand lives. There was just an somewhat oppressive government trying tomaintain control, and small cells of people rebelling against thatsystem.
The movie looked good and had a decent idea, but the acting was veryflat. Not one of the characters delivers a convincing performance. Sonone of the scenes have any emotional impact. This is probably due inlarge part to the stilted dialogue in the script. In the hands of abetter write and director, I could see a big time Hollywoodblockbuster. As it stands, it probably isn't worth much of yourattention.
The acting is so distractingly bad that it is downright painful to pushthrough the opening sequence, but, as awful as it was I continued onfor another half hour making sure I gave this movie every chance. Whentwo fundamental aspects of a movie are of such a low quality, in thiscase the writing and the acting, it's a wonder how the movie can bemade at all. I wouldn't make my worst enemy watch this movie let alonea complete stranger that is the only reason I'm writing this review.This "movie" should come with a warning label; 'This film may leave amental stain that could result in brain trauma when recollecting any ofit's contents at a later date, and in some cases has resulted inindividuals wishing they were Helen Keller.'User: thefreestylefreak
When you think of "great" post apocalyptic films some titles that cometo mind include "The Road", "Dune", "Pitch Black", the "Road Warrior"series, and of course "Planet of the Apes". I don't know where somepeople get off claiming this is the "Godfather of Action films" or the"greatest" post-apocalyptic film ever made. I can only formulate theyhad some sort of connection with the film, whether it be they were partof the cast, crew, production, or distribution of this film. I believethese people giving rave reviews of this film are frankly, well,smoking something funny and have really, REALLY, low standards forfilms.
The film looks like it's been filmed outside of New Mexico orsomething. It's supposed to be a post apocalyptic background, but tome, it looks like some sort of south American city. A little grungy inplaces, but I don't see rats, people starving for food, etc etc. On thecontrary, all the actors seem to be wearing clothes that looked likethey were sporting Levi denim. The city has it's own well kepthospital, the streets have lighting, and a couple of the characterssport plate fulls of food on their kitchen table that would make manyof us look poor. What's with the fancy shiny looking MG 2 door sportycar?? The acting is awful and stiff and rigid. The storyline is tooslow. And there were quite a few times I could catch the camera tryingto focus in and out of what is going on in the scene. Don't kidyourself, this movie is bad, really bad. Actions scenes?? Hardly, eventhose are bad. Almost laughable. This isn't even a "B" movie. More likean "F" movie for F as in "Fail". I don't recommend anyone going out oftheir way to rent or purchase this film. In fact, I don't know whereyou'd really do both. I was given a copy of this film, and after 2minutes of popping it into the DVD player I knew this was going to bereally bad. After giving it a chance 30 minutes in, I decided I hadbetter things to do with my life then spend the next hour watching thisdisaster!!
This is my first post on IMDb.I have read many which i can agree withand many which i don't.I decided to post one on this movie.Mainly soother people can avoid this like the Plague.It was positively the mostboring post apocalypse movie i have ever had the displeasure ofviewing.I really can't think of any that can even come close.Andbelieve me I've seen many.This is one of my favorite genres towatch.I've probably seen all of them.This film was very very slow,ikept thinking to shut it off and go to bed,but then i figured give it achance it will pick up the pace.That didn't happen.There was no realplot that i could follow.Many scenes where there was nothing said forwhat felt like minutes instead of a few seconds.The acting,well therewas none.I felt as though the actors were reading their lines off of aTelePrompter.At least that was my impression.If i could give this 0stars i would.So may i suggest don't waste your time on this one.Playwith the kids,or take the wife out for dinner.User: (lil_moe)
I discovered this movie by searching "post-apocalyptic" right afterwatching the Book of Eli. I checked a couple of user reviews thatstated things along the line "best action movie ever created in thehistory of film making" and "a masterpiece not to be missed".
So, after watching the first 20 minutes, I started fast-forwarding.After 40 minutes I just kept hoping someone would come along to shootme in the face and put me out of my misery.
The movie doesn't have a real plot and the script could have beenwritten by a 12-year old kid, very likely it was as a matter of fact.The fight-sequences are so badly performed to the point of being comic.The list goes on and on for why this movie is a very successful way ifyou want to lower your IQ, fall asleep real fast or both.
The one and only positive thing I can say about this movie is that theguy knows his martial arts. He is clearly well trained and for thatthank heaven because the rest of the actors could not fight if theirlives depended on it. He was still a bad actor, though.
So, why is it that the reviews I read were "singing praises for thisglorious masterpiece"? Well, a quick check reveals that all theincredibly positive reviews were done by accounts opened on the sameday and pretty much commented on nothing else but this movie.
Conclusion, if the cast of this movie spent as much time in actingclasses as they spent flooding IMDb with false reviews, this moviewouldn't have been so terrible.
2/10 (only because of a couple semi-decent fight scenes)