I know that many of you will disagree with the rating of this movie, but I think it is fucking awesome. Coming to us from Australia, this is a perfect example of how lack of money can push director and crew into innovative, original and above all visually stunning solutions. Gabriel is filled with them, using the noir vibe extensively and mixing it with great and highly involving story, it proves that there are still talented people out there. Fucking Aussies, they are really creative. You might compare this flick with the newer wanna-be blockbuster Legion, but not only this movie ended up being so horribly wrong and funny that it became one of those movies so bad that they are good, it actually looks worse than that beautiful noir dystopia present in Gabriel.

The story is set in a dark city, filled with sin and debauchery. In this purgatory archangels and the fallen ones fight for the human souls. At the time of the Gabriel’s arrival the darkness has taken entire city. The rest of the archangels are scared and they have gone underground in fear for their lives. It is up to him to try to unite them, and destroy the darkness that have shrouded the city. Of course there are some lame scenes and aspects of the flick (like the overused eyes thing) but they all fade away when you look at the big picture. Enjoy.

Director: Shane Abbess

Cast: Andy Whitfield, Dwaine Stevenson, Samantha Noble, Michael Piccirilli, Erika Heynatz

Fun Stuff: Produced on the minuscule budget of $150,000, tiny even by Australian standards. This was achieved by everyone in the production working on deferred payment.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0857376/

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