Well, I was not expecting this. For some reason, I was expecting a futuristic end of the world scenario involving zombies, but what I got instead was a Mad Max styled science fiction thriller that was surprisingly enjoyable despite being outside my comfort zone. At least I can say it was shockingly fantastical and exciting, almost like it was ripped from the unused “Battlestar Galactica” scripts and centered around survivors displaced on our home planet. In this collaboration under Arclight Films, Blue World Order sees the world in tatters after nuclear war completely decimated the Northern Hemisphere and a mysterious, deadly bacteria is infecting the survivors desperately hoping for a cure. In an attempt to heal the remaining population, a rogue government distributes an immunization which inadvertently kills every child exposed to the serum. One survivor and his daughter, the only known survivor of the cure, scavenge the wasteland of the north in search of a secondary fix, unaware that she is the key to the survival of the human race. Jake Ryan (“Wolf Creek”), Stephen Hunter (The Hobbit), Bolude Watson, Billy Zane (Titanic), Billie Rutherford, Kendra Appleton, Barbara Hastings, Bruce Spence (“Legend of the Seeker”) and Jack Thompson (Star Wars: Episode 2) star in this incredible scifi picture that’s hitting cable and most VOD outlets on January 16, 2018 courtesy of Random Media.
Blue World Order was created in a collaboration between Che Baker and Dallas Bland, with both men serving as writer, director and producer. Sarah Mason also served as co-writer and co-producer, with producer Tim Maddocks, cinematographer Robb Shaw-Velzen and editor James Lane lending their expertise to major roles behind the camera. For their feature film debut, I’m in awe of the work they put in here. Seriously, even if you end up hating this movie, you have to admit that these two gentlemen put in a tremendous amount of effort and pulled off a stunning visual piece that is sure to put their careers as directors on the fast track. Blue World Order could easily translate well to theaters because the cinematic quality is on point, and my personal viewing felt like I was in an AMC even though I was sitting at my desk. I’m shocked that this is going straight to DVD and VOD, but major thanks to Random Media for putting this one out to the public. This movie has everything you’d need out of a full bodied, science fiction action thriller. Mad Max styled sequences of action and destruction, proper stunt work and fight choreography, acting from some of the best performers in the genre, computer generated graphics that avoid pixilation and hokeyness, a story that pulls on your heart strings and makes you think “what if,” and even little hints of comedy. This one’s got it all!
Blue World Order reminded me of a more action packed, end of the world version of Star Trek: First Contact, with a mystery virus and mind control at the helm instead of conquering Borg vessels. Considering that movie opened at #1 in 1996 and was in the top 20 highest grossing movies of the year, I’d consider that quite the compliment – to consider Blue World Order as an original, modern scifi masterpiece that closely mirrors the work of Jonathan Frakes. Comparing this movie to Mad Max, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and other scifi features is just a testament to how fantastic and watch-worthy this film really is. I struggle to find a single complaint because, honestly, Blue World Order is the scifi home release that fans of the genre deserve. Every aspect is carried out to perfection and I sincerely hope that this title takes its demographic by storm; so much so that there’s a sequel in the future. It’s a true, hearty adventure that mixes several elements and genres into one brilliant story of survival, family values, and how to kick ass and take names. It’s a movie that’ll have you shocked, maybe a little scared, and most importantly – standing up and cheering at all the right moments. Scifi fans need to check this one out on January 16, 2018. I guarantee you’ll love it just as much as I did.
Final Score: 8 out of 10.