Should you see it? It has its charms and it's one of those films people will ask if you've seen, so yes.
|That's Dianne Copeland making the most of her screen time|
This is the movie that put Troma on the map. A catchy title, a strange idea - post-apocalyptic surf movie and some marketing created a hit of sorts. A cheap, shabby, mean-spirited, heavy-handed, senseless, leaden, violent and odd hit. An earthquake levels L.A., so Mad Max-type anarchy rules and the Surf Nazis rule the beach, while fighting the Samurai Surfers. There's a lot of mediocre surf footage. Bobbie Bresee has a good minor role and the heroine is a heavy, middle-aged black woman, which is a nice change. Despite all its inadequacies, it is watchable.