Top positive review
on January 17, 2014
Sometimes, keeping things simple works. Outpost kept it simple and it did work, even spawning a few sequels to try and answer leftover questions.
Small group of mercs is hired to escort an intellectual to an isolated location to find 'something'. The location turns out to be an old bunker from world war 2 and the 'something' happens to be the research done in the bunker. Unfortunately, when they get there, they turn on the power and wake what remains of the former tenants of the bunker. A ton of speculation and unanswered questions regarding how the former tenants are there are raised, but not really answered.
Putting aside the unanswered "how?", the film is solid. Mercs are developed barely enough for the audience to tell them apart. Why they cannot leave is glossed over, but is enough to make sense. The enemy fairly well done for practical special effects, though you can tell they hide a lot with light and camera tricks. Main merc is likable, not the best, but at least it is a character you want to see survive.
The open ending of the film left plenty of material of opportunity for the franchise to develop sequels. Their quality is a different review entirely.
If you like what is basically a merc vs nazi zombie film, give a go. Won't be the best film you've seen, but it is certainly worth the runtime.