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Wesley Snipes in Gallowwalkers (2012)

When Aman (Wesley Snipes) is shot and his lover is killed it is his mother, a nun, who saves him by breaking her covenant with God. But in doing so she leaves Aman cursed to forever walk the Earth plagued by those who he kills who return as the undead. Determined to seek revenge on those who killed his lover he enlists the help of Fabulos (Riley Smith) to fight the undead who never stop hunting him down.

I think I know what director Andrew Goth was aiming for with "Gallowwalkers", a movie which stylistically aims to capture the spaghetti westerns of the 70s but with a storyline which has a fantasy horror side. Now having watched a good number of spaghetti westerns from the 70s I know that many of them, especially those made on the cheap, struggled to string together a coherent storyline but I don't think that is something any movie should be trying to recreate and it is a major problem for "Gallowwalkers" as it never really flows and as such struggles to gain your interest, reliant on visuals more than anything to get your attention.

Unfortunately whilst there has been a certain amount of creativity to the look of "Gallowwalkers" it also struggles to maintain your interest due to its eclectic, eccentric randomness. I won't go in to detail when it comes to the visuals other than to say that this is a movie without rules and so expect just about anything including bright colours, white hair and skinless bodies.

Honestly I am really struggling for anything even slightly positive to say about "Gallowwalkers" with the famous names in this movie delivering thankfully forgettable performances. The one thing I will say is that Wesley Snipes' mind was probably elsewhere whilst making this as it was during the production of this that he was indicted on tax-dodging charges.

What this all boils down to is that "Gallowwalkers" ends up an incoherent mess of a movie which in truth has an entertaining basic idea but ends up a real struggle to keep watching.

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