I've enjoyed watching these guys for years.
They are a great team, and a good looking family too. Andrew Bowen has had leading hand in all his families film efforts, yet this one feels a little distant.
the synthetic drug problem is a ver real one, and my generation hasn't had to face such a pernicuous threat as corner store brain-melting drugs being sold beside the soda. so this was a trooper of a film, but sadly misguided. After being gang-forced to inhale a drug called E-11 (the name of a landmine too) our delightful leading lady is quickly and thoroughly zombiefied and murderous.
Perhaps a little less of the heavy hand in character design would've engendered some sympathy for our anti-hero as she dispatches the bad girls who made her into a monster.
In order to curtail her misery, our heroine asks her little bro' to kill her, which he does with easy pleasure. Dammit, so much could've been made of this opportunity, and so much slipped away.
OK, so the audio was lousy, the night shooting awful, just awful, (sorry Bowens but please make learning about lighting and sound a priority for your next admirable efforts) and there were so many plot holes in your story I could drive my Massey-Ferguson through them, but I will always look forward to your next film.