The Battery is a film that reminds me why I like films.
It makes me think of when I was younger, hunting out all the films I could get my hands on, diving in and coming up with low budget gems. These films, a mixture of Soderbergh and Romero taped from late night TV and rescued from second-hand shops, formed the way I think about cinema and the films that I like and dislike.
The Battery could easily be one of those films. It’s a proud, low-budget, great looking, genre movie where hell is other people, it’s got that 90’s vibe and a brilliant soundtrack. It’s also funny and genuine with a couple of truthful performances that give it a real centre.