Land of the Free
Director: Diamond John Jensen
Stars: 3.5
Score: 65.00
This was an interesting short film, clocking in at around 16 minutes. The production values are okay, at least as good as a second rate CBC movie or television show. The film is set in a near-future police state USA. The Department of Homeland Security is clamping down on the population, and a small group of ex-soldiers come together to form a militia. They take on the Homeland Security forces. That’s about it.

There’s not a lot more to the film then that. It’s not bad, and it raises some interesting themes of totalitarian control in a police state, as well as overt militarism. There’s a real “don’t tread on me” kind of overtone to the militia, and I’m surprised that we didn’t see any Second Amendment tattoos.

I’m a fan of independent films, and some of these short films can be quite good. This one is worth a watch, and its so short that it can’t really be a waste of time. There are better, don’t get me wrong, but this one’s not bad. As a dystopian film, the depiction of the effects of the impoverished nation, the desperation, and the police state, are all compelling.

Review Date: 2011-01-03

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