“Nothing to say. Been to a lot of funerals. Folded the flag and given it to a lot of wives, and fathers, and kids. I told them how sorry I was. But that’s not what I was really feeling. In the back of my mind, I was always saying, “Better them than me.” But I don’t believe that now. Because now I realize there are some things worse than death, and one of them is sitting here waiting to die. ” – Kenneth
Number of Times Seen – 1 (29 Apr 2014)
Brief Synopsis – A Zombie outbreak occurs in the Midwest and a group of survivors attempt to stay alive amid the chaos by hiding out in a mall.
My Take on it – As most of you probably already know, I am by no means a fan of the horror genre. As a matter of fact, I tend to run as far away from Horror movies as possible.
Table9Mutant from Cinema Parrot Disco recently posted a movie review as part of Mikey’s great Olympic Blogathan. Mikey had guest reviews from numerous bloggers (myself included) reviewing movies that take place where we live. CPD, who grew up in Wisconsin chose to review this movie since it takes place not far from where she grew up.
After reading her review, I was hooked and decided that I would try this movie out since I immensely enjoy the TV show The Walking Dead and felt that Zombie movies can’t get much more gruesome than the show does, so perhaps I would enjoy it.
One of the things I really enjoyed about this movie was the fact that first time Director Zack Snyder chose to make the Zombies faster instead of the usual slow, shuffling undead that most venues use. This made the characters have to act faster in order to avoid getting caught. (The slowness is actually one of my main criticisms of TWD).
I loved the cast here, most of them were relatively unknown at the time, but they have come to be more recognizable in the decade since this came out.
Ving Rhames is probably the most recognizable face in this movie, but he is joined by Sarah Polley, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Kelly and surprisingly by Ty Burrell.
The effects in this movie are done extremely well and anyone looking for the gore and gruesomeness of a Zombie movie will have no complaints about how this was done.
The plot is overly simplistic and although I can’t expect more than that, it was slightly disappointing because TWD has shown me that you can have a plot in a Zombie genre.
Bottom Line – Very fun Zombie movie. Excellent cast. Gruesome Zombie effects as expected. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy
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