Phantasm: Ravager

2016

Action / Fantasy / Horror

31
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 50%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 36%
IMDb Rating 5.1 10 2384

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Daniel Roebuck as Demeter
Angus Scrimm as The Tall Man
Jay Oliva as Hooded Dwarf
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23.976 fps
1hr 25 min
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1hr 25 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by dworldeater 7 / 10

Pretty cool micro budget sequel, should not let down most fans of the series

Phantasm Ravager is the most recent(and final?) installment to the Phantasm series. While the film is very low budget, as a fan I enjoyed this quite a bit. It has been a while since I saw the last couple of direct to video sequels and seeing this makes me want to check them out again. This film takes us full circle with the original cast of Reggie, Michael, Jody and of course The Tall Man. This story is taken from Reggie's perspective on his search for Michael and his hunt for The Tall Man. This film jumps around to multiple realiities/universes, which ultimately leaves it up to the viewer to decide what is real and what is a dream. Reggie gives a great performance as lead and aging action hero at battle with the forces of evil. In the little down time that he has, he still plays a mean guitar and has some game with the ladies. There are nods to Bubba Ho Tep and while I can't say this film blew me away, as a fan of the series I was satisfied and entertained with this. Reggie Bannister is a very charismatic leading man, his performance here is great and is very under rated in my opinion.

Reviewed by simonconnolly72-467-863881 1 / 10

hopefully the final installlment of an incoherent mess

I admit...I'm writing this review and still have 25 minutes of the movie left to watch - however I know things are not going to change. The Phantasm series descended into an incoherent mess from part 3 onwards. The first was a great horror film...the second though not being many people's favourite, took it in a more action and fun direction. It captured 80's cult horror well - now to be honest even after these 2 films you are left scratching your head at the plot - I don't even think the director had a totality in his head. But it was watchable and you could make sense of it loosely. Phantasm will have its die hard fans who love all the sequels but from 3 onwards it digs itself deeper and deeper with each scene into utter confusion. How difficult would it be to have at least some through line. Each scene just becomes a surreal set piece sometimes completely disconnected with even the scene before it, and within 2 months of watching those sequels I can't really remember anything. Ravager just continues in that vein with one surreal disconnected scene after another.....and then just thrown in for variety, some more totally bizarre and surreal scenes thrown in. You need some kind of plot or logic in a film, even one which is fantastical or surreal or you just get left with nothing. I'm sure within a week I won't remember a single thing. Should have quit after part 2

Reviewed by GL84 8 / 10

Solid if slightly flawed conclusion

With his friend still enslaved, the lone hunter still left trying to fight off the Tall Man finds that the quest to stop him is complicated by a deteriorating mental condition and forces him into a desperate last-ditch effort to stop the fiendish being from unleashing his true plans.

This was quite the fun if slightly flawed ending to the franchise. What it manages to get right include a lot of the elements that managed to be worthwhile in the other efforts, which starts with the fine action scenes. This one really offers quite a lot to like here in that regard which starts from the very beginning as the opening escape from the balls in the desert is a solid chase sequence, the later ambush at the hitchhiker's mountainside lodge home offers some rather strong stalking and gun-play alongside one of the most vicious animal attacks in the genre and the big attack in the old-age funeral home where they utilize several impressive foes to try to stop him. The series of escape attempts in the different dimensions further this with some stellar ideas that include some ravenous confrontations with the deformed minions, full-on apocalyptic battles that include numerous big battles within the destroyed ruins and plenty of ferocious gun-play that gives this some strong and thrilling moments. As well, the fact that this one manages to really bring the series around full-stop with the inclusion of the final stand against the invading army which is carried out in several different dimensions gives this a fine bit of finality to it all. With this one going back-and-forth in the timelines not only featuring the main storyline of fighting off the Tall Man and his spheres but also the future with the rest-home sequences and the events in the past coming into fruition through a pretty ingenious storyline that wraps it all together. Once it starts in on the concept of being unable to determine the different realities from each other and traveling through each of the different dimensions including the post-apocalyptic version of the future that features their final manipulations to stop the invasion. As well as the strong gore on display, these here manage to hold this one up over it's few minor but still detrimental flaws. The biggest detriment to this one is the rather obvious and cringe-worthy CGI that is continually employed here, making itself be known obviously with the use of the Silver Spheres floating through the area as well as for the backgrounds in the hellfire-drenched apocalyptic communities that are prominent in the final half. It's distracting and really downplays the scope of the scene. The other big issue is the rabid quick-cutting that occurs during many of the action scenes, effectively moving to a new scene rather abruptly right at the point where the action is getting going and tends to make for quite jarring interruptions to the flow of the story. These issues here are what hold it down.

Rated Unrated/R: Graphic Violence and Graphic Language.

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