Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption
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I was provided this movie for review because I am essentially a zombie-fiend. I review mainly zombie and other horror-type novels, but now and then I will review a movie. Yes, this is a very low budget movie and is very much a b-grade flick. Some of the dialog was a bit rough and every now and then unintentionally amusing.Read more ›
The main character, Johnny Knox, falls in with a group led by a drug-addicted psycho named Rome. Knox has trouble following Rome's orders, and is sentenced to death. His brother takes him out to the desert, rather than watch Knox be burned at the stake. Knox is nearly killed by some zombies, when he is rescued by another group of survivors. They are led by a guy named Moses, played by none other than Hollywood B-movie legend Fred "The Hammer" Williamson. When Rome finds out that Moses and his fellow survivors are harboring Knox, he orders his raiders to completely wipe out the camp, including the women and children.
There is no lack of action in this movie, and the special effects are better than what you often find in a SyFy weekend movie. The dialogue was pretty entertaining as well, with some great lines, and a talented cast that did not disappoint. As a matter of fact, ZA:R won "Best Movie Made in Michigan" at the 2011 Motor City Nightmares.
Some observation, the women were so over the top, the outfits were...well let's just say they were NOT dressed for an apocalypse. The central "hero" was a poor man's C. Thomas Howell. And Fred Williamson, bless his heart, when he jumped across the hood of the truck "Dukes of Hazzard" style...well it brought me to tears. I haven't had that good of a laugh during a zombie movie since Shaun of the Dead.
This movie is fun! Period.
The word is that the "Redemption" in the title is meant by the director to refer to this film redeeming him after making the atrocious Zombie Apocalypse. But if that is true, he failed. The first film at least had the saving grace of casting a bunch of college students to run around an abandoned factory and the backwoods of Michigan playing Zombie. If you've seen any of the scores of Zombie short subjects on You Tube from all over the world, you might find them rather fun as a spontaneous public phenomenon regardless of technical values. Some of them are actually fairly professional and some are made by gangs of kids. But here the cast is made up of actors and the film is supposed to be made for theatrical release, so you can't be as kind to it as to one of these homemade jobs.
The movie uses the zombies infrequently, and when they're not actually attacking, no one seems particularly concerned about them. So what you end up with here is a very low budget Mad Max like post-nuclear setup where the hero is being pursued by an evil gang of survivors led by a master of overacting and joins a good group of survivors.Read more ›
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This was a typical "B" movie. Although many of the actors were good, the storyline, visuals and sound were hard to bare.Published 2 months ago by clarence jackson
Worse than a one star if that was a possible score the cover for the DVD is the best part of the moviePublished 6 months ago by Average Joe