Film Review: The Ungovernable Force (2017)

Film Review: The Ungovernable Force (2017)

Feb 23, 2017

Paul M. McAlarney’s follow-up to the completely insane Honky Holocaust, was a punk rock fuck fest that managed to up the ante in every aspect of its predecessor. The Ungovernable Force was released a year later, also by Troma.

This movie pays homage to everything exploitation. It even manages to bring in the punk rock influence from an era that is almost completely extinct. While the modern audience may see the punk rockers in this film as cartoonish, they will definitely understand the battle between the cliques. Hipsters, bros, sluts, punks, nazis, cops, criminals, and more clash together beautifully in this montage of mortifying madness. On top of the violence, nudity, and vulgarity, the film also just happens to be legitimately hilarious. Like many immature gross-out humor laden films, it may grind on the nerves of some. I, however, found it to be much more balanced than many films from similar genres.

Furthermore, as far as sub-genres go, this may be the best anarchist-punk-(s)exploitation-splatter-horror-comedy ever made. This, of course, is because it may be the only one. So as far as my comparative reviews go, they are meant to be collector centered. This is why I am constantly mentioning the genre mash-ups involved. The label collector may have jumped all over this years ago, due to a long running obsession with Troma releases. The genre collector, on the other hand, may not know about this one at all. This makes it truly important to understand what the hell you’re getting into with this one. This is especially true in a day and age where the genre mash-up film is getting a little out of hand in the first place.

So this film will be great for the collector of old school splatter films. It will be great for people looking for a great soundtrack as well. This film (the title itself is even an homage to a classic British punk album) will be great for people who appreciate lightning fast punk music. It will even be good for fans of certain torture and revenge releases of the more sleazy nature. It even has cinematic value as a statement on an era. Out of all of these vague genre descriptions, it is a film that will more specifically impress the fans of everything from SLC Punk, to Sid and Nancy t0 Amerikan Holokaust to Fortress of Amerikkka. The most important thing that I can say about this film is the fact that I wish I would have watched it last year. It definitely would have made my top ten list of Troma releases earlier this year.