I Am Toxic
(Sergio Podelei, Horacio Fontova, Finni Bocchino, Esteban Prol, et al / DVD / R / (2018) 2021 / Jinga Films - MVD Visual)
Overview: A man wakes in a world ravaged by biological warfare with no memory of his previous life.
Taken prisoner by a group of scavengers he meets a young woman who helps him escape. As the scavengers pursue them through barren wastelands he discovers that the woman is his daughter and that he must make the ultimate sacrifice to save her.
DVD Verdict: Much like waking up - or at lest, you feel like you have just woken up - and have no idea where you are or what went on or what you are supposed to do next, if you add to that scenario an end of the world Mad Max style environment and you not remembering not just a fluke but an ongoing issue and that is kind of the drunken haze that this film is based on!
Albeit that this scenario us more doom and death and overall dark gloom, to be quite frank, which is also thickly layered within its social commentary too, of course.
Having just finished watching it, with friends, sure, the film might well lay it all on a little thick (which is ok) and it may be overshadowed by some mean clichés getting thrown your way, but it still very much has its merits.
And even though some motivations remain unclear, suspense works in favor of the movie, of that you have my word.
As a consummate Zombie genre fan I had to watch it and, for the most part, it is a fluid portrayal of what we can expect going forward - given the world we currently live in and director Pablo Parés has managed to create some mighty fine work here here in Soy Tóxico. This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.40:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.