This is another Mad Max rip off, with a low budget and the usual daft story line. If this movie was in better hands, it be something much better. There is some good actors in this movie, Adam Ant, Michael Pare and Bruce Dern, still none of them can save this movie. Was this movie made as something for these actors to do.
It seems after a nuclear war, there is a drought, were survivors fight for the last remaining sources of water, good a idea for a movie. There is a strange cult, yet these cultists fight like professional soldiers and have the hardware as well. Yet in the opening battle, the cultists overrun the villagers, who should be able to defend themselves, since they out-number the band of cultists, and would be wise up long ago, about bandits wanting to steal their water from them. Yet they are nothing but simple Hill Billies, if that was the case, they would have fallen victim to bandits long before the cultists show up. There is scenes were rifles are remove from a old battle-field and used against the cultists. This is crap, because they would have rusted away, making them useless and why didn't any of the villagers or someone elsa have long taken them. I check with a gun smith, and he told me, that it just taken a few months in the open, before such weapons would be dangerous to use, and left longer than 6 months, they couldn't be use at all.
There seems to be some kind of government control in the cities, so it makes me wonder, why none of the villagers approach the government for military aide. With water in short supply, wouldn't the government put the water under armed guard.
Another daft scene in this movie, were is Dern and Pare stop to have a long in depth chat with each other during a battle with the cultists. Often in fight scenes, they don't seem too bother or fearing death when fighting those who would gladly kill them.
Dern in the opening scene, kills a cultist after the village falls, yet none of the cultists tried to kill him for this, or even seem bother by his actions. Why don't the cultists keep guards on the village, instead of attacking the village, winning it and then leaving it, allowing the villagers to form some sort of plan to defend themselves. Thats totally daft.
This movie is low budget and lacks common sense, and logic.