This havoc-filled ripoff of MAD MAX admits up front that it's just a western with a sci-fi veneer, but self-awareness doesn't sweeten the movie's hackneyed blend of brutality and banality.
Sometime after "the Boom," when civilization collapsed, former military man Gen. J.W. Quantrell (Brion James) seeks to establish his own "United Regime" by invading scattered settlements with his band of sadistic thugs. They easily conquer the fuel-refining community of New Hope, and cruelly rule
over the place. Yuma (Joe Lara), a taciturn drifter, arrives from the wastelands to join Quantrell's crew. Because of his amazing prowess with a shooting iron (Yuma loads his revolver...