‘The Bad Batch’ Trailer: Salvation Costs an Arm and a Leg
The Bad Batch is a bit of an odd bird. Part Mad Max, part Texas Chainsaw Massacre, part cannibalism horror, part romance, it doesn’t quite fit into just one genre. The trailers for this movie have been appropriately odd, the latest adding a tinge of melancholy to the dystopian malaise. There’s definitely a story here, but the hypnotic weirdness of the trailer predicts an even weirder experience to come when you see the movie.
The Bad Batch stars Suki Waterhouse, Diego Luna, Giovanni Ribisi, Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves, and possibly the beefiest Jason Momoa any of us have ever seen. Texas is now a wasteland, where only the toughest, nastiest, most dangerous members of humanity can survive. It also helps if you have a taste for human flesh. Director Ana Lily Amirpour is finally back after making a splash with her vampire romance A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, but I have a feeling that even if you’ve seen that, you won’t be prepared for her newest.
Here’s the official synopsis:
The highly anticipated follow-up to Amirpour’s acclaimed directorial debut, A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, THE BAD BATCH follows Arlen (Waterhouse) as she is unceremoniously dumped in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilized society. While trying to orient her unforgiving environment, she is captured by a savage band of cannibals and quickly realizes she’ll have to fight her way through her new reality. As Arlen adjusts to life in ‘the bad batch’ she discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who you’re standing next to.
The Bad Batch opens June 23.