1990: Bronx Warriors / 1990: I guerrieri del Bronx (1982)

1.5 out of 5

It is fair to say that Enzo G Castellari does not make great movies. Some of his movies are not even good movies. More often than not, however, when you settle down to watch a Castellari movie you will be settling down to watch something that is enjoyable.

Bronx Warriors is not a good movie. It is probably fair to say it is a terrible movie. However this movie is enjoyable. It is incredibly good fun. It is not fun in a so bad it's good kind of way. It is fun in a good fun kind of way.

This film is a gang film that fuses together elements of Escape From New York and The Warriors. These two films are great. Bronx Warriors is inspired by some great genre films. Unfortunately it is the strength of these that really illustrate the weakness of Bronx Warriors.

The lead role of gang banger Trash is played by Marco Di Gregorio. He is known to the world as Mark Gregory. Mark cannot act. He also has a strange walk. Mark used to sell shoes for a living before being discovered. Despite his obvious limitations this oversensitive gang leader went on to star in a sequel and crap such as the Thunder Warrior series. Wasting talents such as Vic Morrow, Fred Williamson and George Eastman and featuring half the Castellari clan along with real bikers as extras this is recommended viewing with company and a few beers.

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