3 January 2011 | bluefim
I encountered this movie with little to no expectations as I'd never heard of it, however it was very recent so I thought I would give watching it a shot. And here I am, perhaps the closest to regretting watching a movie as I've ever been. This review is relatively specific as I feel it is necessary in order to help everyone understand just how bad this movie is.
As several other reviews have pointed out, the writing and acting are simply awful. I understand that the movie had a low budget and it was meant to be more of a realization of a dream than a real "hit"... but wow. I've seen low-budget movies vastly superior to this. The setting and mood alone are incoherent and almost non-existent. Dirt is something that has no cost, yet all of the people wandering in this "post-apocalyptic" world are spotless, clean-shaven, and look like people you would see walking on the street. There appear to be no shortage in supplies, uniformed law enforcers, an in-tact hospital, even a swanky and almost perfectly functioning car. Why, then, is there a lack of guns? Did they somehow disappear from the face of the Earth? One tiny but crazy concept in the movie is that anything can be self-taught. Anyone would understand that scientific research is not something that can be "self-taught", especially if you're a janitor. Generally speaking, 90% of the time I was thinking "everyone in this movie could die and it wouldn't make a difference in the grand scheme of things". Half of the time I couldn't even tell why what I was watching was supposed to be important. Ultimately, it shows that very little to no research was done for this movie. The actors apparently had no background whatsoever in acting, as everyone was about as expressive as a brick wall. I tried to sympathize with its creators, oh how I tried. This movie was worse than Legend of Chun-Li, and anyone that has seen that movie cannot fathom the complete and utter waste of time that "White Wall" provides.