I know that I don't feel so worried about things anymore, I mean I still have concerns from time to time, I'm not dead! But I rarely worry unnecessarily these days and I certainly give less and less of a shit about the bullshit of others. In fact, things that would have kept me up less than five years ago seem really trivial to me now.
Maybe when you get to your middle years you just have some kind of silent epiphany where you realise that you are wasting your time - your precious and rapidly diminishing time - worrying over bullshit, most of it not yours or completely out of your control anyway.
How will I pay that bill?
Do I look fat today?
What are they saying about me?
Do people think I am a failure?
Why did they stop calling me?
Are these shoes ugly?
Fucking hell, you can really do your head in with all that 'inner talk' shit. I think that I have been indulging in a lot less of that crapola since I hit the big 4-0, and boy is it liberating! Yes only one full year into my 40's and I'm agreeing with the saying, life does begin at 40 because by then you should have the sense to stop beating the shit out of yourself and the nous to realise that time is of the essence. And God knows that I would hate to think that I had seen the best that life has to offer me just yet, and I'll be stuffed if I'm going to waste it bashing myself around!
Release Date: 2015
Rating: R 18+
Running Time: 98 mins
This low-budget, Aussie homage to B grade zombie movies is an all out gore-fest. Dubbed as the Mad Max of zombie movies, there's enough undead apocalyptic mayhem to sate even the most die-hard zombie fan's appetite. Directed by new comer Kiah Roache-Turner and co-written with his brother Tristan, Wyrmwood took four years to complete since they only filmed on weekends, and it has all of the makings of a true cult classic.
After his wife and daughter both fall victim to the zombie virus, Barry teams up with Benny in an attempt to find his sister. Together they create a battle car that runs on some rather unusual fuel, arm themselves with rudimentary weaponry and armour and attempt to slay their way across the Aussie outback. Unbeknownst to them, Barry's sister has been taken hostage and is being used in some twisted zombie experiments that are being undertaken by a very creepy, psychotic doctor.
This movie is not trying to be anything more than what it is- a zombie movie. All the right elements are here, from the brutal and ridiculous gore to the amusing comic relief. Wyrmwood is a lot of fun and at only 98 minutes running time, its fast paced and action packed.
FINAL SAY: Do you mind if I finish this?
3.5 Chili Peppers