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The Bad Batch (2016)

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A love story set in a community of cannibals in a future dystopia. In a desert wasteland in Texas, a muscled cannibal breaks one important rule: don't play with your food.

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Mousey
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The Screamer
Louie Lopez Jr. ...
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THE BAD BATCH follows Arlen (Waterhouse) after she's left in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilization. While trying to navigate the unforgiving landscape, Arlen is captured by a savage band of cannibals led by the mysterious Miami Man (Momoa). With her life on the line, she makes her way to The Dream (Reeves). As she adjusts to life in 'the bad batch' Arlen discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who's standing next to you.

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Rated R for violence, language, some drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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23 June 2017 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$89,111 (USA) (23 June 2017)

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$177,680 (USA) (14 July 2017)
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Miami Man's (Jason Momoa) Bad Batch number is 88. See more »

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Miami Man's neck tattoo is the island of Cuba but the flag is Puerto Rico's.

The two flags are very similar.

Puerto Rico : Blue Triangle & red stripes. Cuba : Red triangle & blue stripes. See more »

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The Dream: This here is the bad batch.
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Written and Performed by Leroy Sibbles
Courtesy of Opus 1 Music
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Dreadful stuff
3 October 2017 | by (Christchurch, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I went against my instincts when it came to watching 'The Bad Batch'. Every nerve in my body was telling me it would be dreadful, but the words cannibals, Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves and Giovanni Ribisi kept repeating over and over in my head until I finally gave in and made the fateful mistake of watching it. My god, how is it possible to make a story this boring out of cannibals? Every single thing it tries to make itself interesting with completely falls flat. When you manage to get a completely dull and forgettable performance out of Jim Carrey you know you're doing something terribly wrong.

The film tries to be thought-provoking (at least it seemed like that was what it was going for) but none of the concepts it presents are in any way actually worthy of a second thought. It also goes for a lot of style, however it again falls short. In a futuristic desert wasteland setting there a thousand different concepts you could use to create an interesting story. For some reason 'The Bad Batch' chooses a story that could have been told in any setting and in any time period. That's about as lazy as story-telling gets. If you do make the mistake of selecting this one up on Netflix brace yourself for a long and painful couple of hours.


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