Definitely great to relive the eighties. The time of techno music and grainy, awkward dialog scenes and reaction shots, as well as predictable plots. I should have learned more about the social environment during the Apartheid as (though I know it in theory), this film has reflections of its time and I salute the people who started saving these films. Pretty entertainint as well
South African "Z-Movie" made during Apartheid that doesn't quite succeed overall. It's a "My Bodyguard" kind of story through and through. (Probably the DIRECT inspiration for this film). However, it gets bogged down in some really bad talking scenes (with laughable moments of bumping into low hanging foliage) and never quite recovers in time for the shootout finale. But I still admire the attempt.
Its scrappy quality definitely deserves 1 star but I want to give it 5 star for sweet sweet nostalgia. I've loved Z-films like Doris Wishman, Ovidio G Assonitis, Al Adamson, Blacksploitation like "Blacula" or "Abby," which make me laugh so happily that I cry. I'm surprised there is same kind of Z-movie in South Africa. MUBI sometimes made reckless choice but I love it and expect to see other South-African Z movie.