The summer movie season is often dominated by big-budget blockbusters, superhero films, and animated family comedies. Every so often, though, a unique, genre-bending movie comes along to surprise everyone.
For summer 2017, that movie is The Bad Batch.
The latest film from Ana Lily Amirpour stars Jason Momoa, Keanu Reeves, and the stunning model-turned-actress Suki Waterhouse in what’s described as a “dystopian love story in a Texas wasteland and set in a community of cannibals.”
The combination of the Western, horror, and science-fiction genres gives Amirpour a refreshingly original canvas, and she uses every inch of it. The Bad Batch features stunning visuals and memorable scenes—read our review for an in-depth look at some of those moments—and will leave you thinking about it long after you leave the theater.
Here are 11 reasons why The Bad Batch just might be the sleeper hit of summer.
The Bad Batch hits theaters, on-demand, Amazon, and iTunes on June 23, 2017.