Review of “Zombies” by Jason Minton
Zombies – 2017
Production by: Winterstate Entertainment, Safier Entertainment, Schuetzle Company Productions, Romero Pictures
Distribution by: Safier Entertainment, Broad Green Pictures
“It’s been four weeks now. They say the world has ended but I don’t believe that. I can’t. I find more and more survivors each day. I still believe in hope but with every day it gets harder and harder.” The world we know has ended. A zombie outbreak has left humanity on the brink of extinction. Only the strong have survived but even they have an expiration date. Do they “have enough ambition and ammunition to stay alive long enough to save the human race?” The only alternative is a land of the walking dead.
“It’s a little dangerous sitting here on the porch, out in the open.” “Nah, I got my beer. I got my shotgun.” Zombies doesn’t give the viewer much time to relax on a porch enjoying their beer. Instead it’s a faced paced, action movie version of a bullet filled zombie film. Much like Snakes on a Plane, Zombies unashamedly declares itself a Left 4 Dead video game of mindless zombie killing. First time feature director and writer Hamid Torabpour doesn’t slowly focus on the survival aspect of a post-apocalyptic zombieland. Instead he bands together a Blade: Trinity style ragtag group of zombie killing bad asses, including Tony Todd as Detective Sommers who kicks superior zombie ass.
Storyline is thin but this low budget action movie is professionally shot with good enough acting for low budget horror. CGI is used minimally enough that I won’t even recommend it to exile on the Syfy channel. Though action focused, the story does drag. The all out action scenes are too unrealistic for me, even in a zombie world. The end of the film almost feels like an action horror movie that ran out of money for special effects and had to try and tell a story instead. I found it unfulfilling. If anyone out there is tired of the slow paced dead, walking around on television, Zombies might be your alternative. Plus you totally get to see Candyman kicking sweet, candy-ass.
1 out of 5 Headless Critics