|Deadlands: the rising
||[May. 29th, 2007|06:23 pm]
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I will give these guys props; right up front they admit that their movie
has nothing to do with any video games that are out, nor with any Brian Keene books (short aside – BRIAN KEENE IS AWESOME). This movie has done absolute miracles with a shoestring budget and is now among my top 10 all time favorite zombie movies. Where most would show all gore in as much detail as possible despite shitty effects this movie takes the higher road, in my humble opinion, and leaves more to the imagination in many cases – often blurring the shot which I think saved this movie from just being another cheap zombie flick. There are characters and situations that just make no sense. There are times when the dialogue could have been better and more realistic. BUT, saying that the situations were treated with more realism than most zombie movies can boast. The characters, for a much longed for change, acted intelligently (to a degree) and didn’t make me want to punch them in the face (with some exceptions). I think the biggest down fall to the movie is the scale involved. You’ll be shown a huge city – and then a tiny group of people who went to the safe house, with like five national guardsmen with them.
I really should stop watching scary movies with kids in them. I think I probably like this movie as much as I do because of the family that’s trying to escape. Specifically the mom who’s left at home alone with the son. She makes intelligent choices and by fucking god she gets her kid out of there. The dog? The dog is one of those things that doesn’t make a lot of sense. Did the dog get out? Is it still in the house? WTF about the dog!?! *shakes head* If you’re a zombie movie fan this is definitely one to pick up. You can tell the people who made this film are serious buffs who really put in the extra mile on this one. It keeps up the pace, is somewhat reasonable, has likeable characters and is a good time. Now, the ending? ECK!!! Are they leaving an opening for a part two? That’s what I’m hoping for sure. I’d buy the sequel! Just don’t keep me waiting too long folks. *taps foot*