Live or Let Die (Movie Review)

Live or Let Die (Movie Review)

With the current state if the world, the end of times has likely never been on people’s minds as much as right now. Despite all our technology,  a pandemic turned the world upside down, control slipped from our fingers and anything became possible. Using our fragility and taking things to another level, Live or Let Die is the latest apocalyptic styled film to enter the Horror world. 

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Not to be mistaken for the popular 1973 Bond film Live and Let Die, Live or Let Die hit On-Demand and Digital January 18, 2022 before arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on February 8th thanks to Shout! Studios. A low budget film running at just over 1 hour and 30 minutes, the grime story shows Earth’s population which has decimated by a pandemic. Those left are either fighting survival from zombies, ruthless criminals, or a deadly disease capable of changing them too.

Nick (Jan Bohlenschmidt) teams up with fellow loner John (Manuel Urbaneck: Rootwood 2018, Stories of the Dead 2019) roaming the country side in order to find the last place of refuge if it still exists. Along the way they encounter many threats from both the living and dead all of which emphasize life’s fragile nature. Evil and good lay side by side as Nick and John avoid bad guys such as a character known as Boss (Steven Mooers), and rescue his victims.

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Written, directed and all aspects of filming comes from both main actors – Bohlenschmidt and Urbaneck. Together they make the most of a small budget and create a zombie flick with a similar plot line to the Resident Evil franchise, however, with much more emotional depth and perspective. Overall, their story paints a bleak picture of our future. Without anything stopping us from our primitive urges the majority of men are cruel killers and women are voiceless victims. In a genre saturated by zombie stories with both high and low budgets, Live or Let Die is nestled somewhere in between. Entering the Horror world with a bang Jan Bohlenschmidt and Manuel Urbaneck are definitely worth keeping an eye on. That is why Cryptic Rock gives their Live or Let Die 3 out of 5 stars.

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Robyn Andrew
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R.L Andrew is a chronically ill Australian writer. When she isn't posting movie reviews for a leading New York Website (, RL is reading both fiction and non fiction or alternatively doing what she loves most; writing. From the time she was young, RL has been an avid reader, and was introduced at a young age to the works of Edgar Allen Poe, and Stephen King. This was the beginning of a life long love of horror. RL takes inspiration for her work from her love of all things strange, weird, and the funny situations in everyday life. RL continues to read and write crossing a number of genres, but still loves watching a good scary movie. After raising three daughters, RL lives in rural Victoria with her husband and furry son, chocolate labrador, Max. She is currently editing her first novel, which she deems ‘soft’ science fiction; A Lunatics Guide to Interplanetary Relationships, and hopes to traditionally publish. Social Media links: Amazon Author Page Facebook Page: Blog: Twitter:

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