Top critical review
One person found this helpful
4 Stars First Half, 2 Stars Second Half
on July 23, 2013
I enjoyed the first half of the movie. Cool urban setting, good character development for a zombie movie, interesting survival tactics and bonding of survivors, and just the right amount of Zombie mayhem to keep tension without turning into a grindhouse. I was looking forward to the second half.
Then it came. The second half. Um.
I think it would have been fine if the movie had started this way and you knew what to expect, but the story transition from first half to second is so abrupt and so different, it just makes for non-fun movie watching. And then the ending, which again shifts away from what just preceded it, is enough to make you scratch your zombie-loving head.
I think those that know Romero's work, will see it shine through in this film, homage, copy, you decide.
For those that dabble a bit in zombie movies like myself, the first half was good, the second half--eh, which means overall the movie boils down to just okay.
I am not going to say don't see it, because there are definitely parts that are great, but it is not something that will make you run out and buy the T-shirt.