Howard (Ben O’Toole) works pumping sewage from drains, but he soon discovers he’s destined for something greater in life, like being part of a secret organisation who hunt and kill demons on the World Wide Web… that’s right people; you heard me… kill Demons on “The Internet”.
For those who are not aware, Nekrotronic is an Australian film written and directed by Kiah Roache-Turner who is best known for his Aussie horror flick, “Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead”, featured in 2014. This time, Nekrotronic keeps the mad crazy horror aspects but takes it up a notch by adding other elements including comedy, action, impressive visual effects and costume design.
Based on the plot, I have to give credit to the leading actors who provide a full commitment to this film, particularly Ben O’Toole & Caroline Ford. To my surprise, we are also greeted with actors David Wenham and Monica Bellucci. David Wenham naturally gives a humorous and fun presence on screen, and I loved his narration during the film’s opening (incredibly hilarious).
Another praise point which stood out to me was the film’s level of effects along with lighting, costume design and gore factor. It is apparent filmmakers were making a considerable effort to stand out as different compared to other Australian films,. Still, some of the elements did remind me of other films such as Ghostbusters, Resident Evil, and Doom.
As a plot, it’s pretty out there and brainless. There is lots to take in, and depending on the audience member, the plot might be a little too much to accept. For me, I loved the film’s opening and setup, but the film did seem slightly weaker during the second act with many plot elements going over my head. In the end, this is a film that’s best to be enjoyed by eating popcorn and cheering gore on (or even better, share the brainless fun with a group of friends in your lounge room).
Overall, Nekrotronic is a fun flick that’s not to be taken seriously. Many aspects of the plot won’t always make sense, but in the end, there’s still enjoyment to have such as the film’s comedy, visual effects and horror aspect. It’s fascinating to see this achievement for an Australian movie (even if it’s not suited for everyone).
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Review Written by Peter Walkden