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Your kids could make a better movie
on March 17, 2013
When I rented this movie, it was rated at 3.5 stars. Normally, Amazon's rating system is more accurate than Netflix's, so I figured, 'hey, must be a decent movie, anyhow.'
I'm not even sure where to begin on this movie. It is cheap, and not just 'B-movie' cheap, but watching it, you feel like you are watching your own camcorder work, in action. I am quite-confident they didn't mean to do this, like a 'Blair Witch' or anything, this was the result of doing this movie with simple over-the-counter phone cameras and camcorders.
The script drags badly. It's like watching the movie being shot in your backyard, and listening to your redneck friends all carry on, during the filming. It ambles, it is slow, REALLY SLLLLLOOOOOWWW to develop, and when they are saying something, they aren't saying much anyway.
Ok, the show is supposed to be located in Maryland, but when the zombies come out, so do the guns. I own several, and even like the 'shoot the zombies' movies, but this one is so 'in-your-face' with 'we're loaded for zombie shootin' that it's just too much. I kept thinking during the movie, 'I don't think there are that many pistols IN Maryland, due to their gun laws, anyhow. Really bad, when that catches your attention.
The zombies are mad-dash runners, and not something you see in too many movies. If anything, they are STILL the best acting in the whole movie, and almost on level with what you'd see in 'The Walking Dead - Season 1', compared to the rest of the cast, which seems like just anyone they decided to grab off the street to read a line for the show. Watch the faces in the rescue shelter, and you'll understand what I mean.
As for all the high reviews, I'm quite convinced that most of those who watched it and rated it 4-5 stars are one of the hundred-plus zombie actors in this show.
Even if you like 'B-movies', take a pass on this one, your kids could make a better film, just get them a camcorder and some greasepaint.