ZOMBIE MOVIES – Zombies (2017)

Zombies starts out strong. Detective Sommers, played by Tony Todd, is in the besieged police station, and is freeing any prisoners who can still fight. One of the few survivors is Luke, played by Steven Luke, who turns out to be quite the bad*ss with a few machetes, as well as a true romantic at heart.

The premise is basic, and works well. The zombie virus has spread, and the few survivors need to band together to continue to survive. This is where Luke becomes the main character in the movie. He’s able to survive out in the zombie invested streets while also bringing back other survivors, and apparently searching for the girl, Bena, played by Raina Hein, who he went on a few dates with.

The love story wouldn’t really be so bad, but the dialogue was just so poorly written you can’t really do anything but shake your head in amazement that it somehow get past script edits. When you mixed that with the poor acting from Steven Luke, who is just really wooden, and Tony Todd’s overacting, and the movie turns into a little parody of itself. Raina Hein was a breath of fresh air.

Zombies, Raina Hein

Raina kicked ass as a female who knows how to survive the apocalypse, and her acting was one of the few things that made the end of the movie watchable.

This could have been an awesome zombie cult hit. They really only needed to get a male lead who could carry the role, not ask Tony Todd to be so over the top – which I think was the directors input. I’ve seen Tony Todd in a lot of other movies and I think he is a great actor, so the only thing I can deduce is that he was told to be over the top for this role. The last thing would have been to change the love story around a little, but I won’t spoil the ending, and this does qualify as a Rainy Day Movie, so it is worth watching on some rainy day.

The number of zombies was awesome, and there are some genuinely good moments when Luke faces off against a school bus full of kids, or gets surrounded by a horde. The director did an awesome job of putting zombie hordes, in, which is rescued this movie, and put it into that Rainy Day score range.

Having said that, the special effects budget must have been limited. They use a few strategic camera angles to minimize how often they have to show muzzle flashes or lots of zombies getting mowed down, instead they just show some splashes of blood, which tells me they didn’t have the funding to do the actual shot. That extends to several shooting scenes where the actors must have been told to make the “weapon” kick as they weren’t showing muzzles, and they wanted to still show that the actor was shooting.

This could have been an awesome movie, it just didn’t fire on all cylinders, which scored it a 37/100, putting it safely into the Rainy Day Movie category.

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Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
Flesh And Blood201899Shorts
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Resident Evil: Apocalypse200493Action / Infection
Resident Evil200292Action / Infection
Rampant201891Action / Infection / Mid Evil
Day of the Dead200890Action / Infection
Cooties201489Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula 202084Action / Infection
Zombieland: Double Tap201983Comedy / Action
Fido200682Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
Zombie197980Action / Horror
The Evil Dead198180Classic / Action
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
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A Little Bit Zombie201278Comedy / Action
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Dawning of the Dead201772Action / Infection
Dance of the Dead 200872Comedy / Action
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The Army of the Dead202171Action / Infection
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Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
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Blood Quantum201968Action / Infection
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Quarantine200867Infection / Horror
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Diary Of The Dead200758Action / Horror
Revelation Trail201357Action / Horror
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My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse201556Comedy / Action
Deadsight201855Suspense / Infection
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
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Bong of the Living Dead201754Action / Infection
Black Friday202153Action / Horror
The Dead Undead201053Action / Infection
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Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Road Wars201550Action / Infection
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Zombie Strippers!200849Horror / Comedy
Within the Woods of Undead County201649Action / Infection
Rise of The Zombies201248Action / Infection
I Am Alone201548Action / Infection
Valentine DayZ201847Action / Infection / Awesomely Bad
Lethal Virus202146Action / Horror
Savageland201546Horror / Drama
Zombie Warz: Falls The Shadow201145Action / Horror
Infected201945Shorts
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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City202143Action / Horror
The Dead Don't Die201943Spoof / Drama
The Plague200642Action / Horror
Strain 100202042Action / Infection
Infected202141Action / Horror
Before Dawn201341Drama / Action
When the Fever Breaks201941Suspense / Infection
Zombie Undead201040Action / Infection
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Dead Before Down201239Horror / Supernatural
Gangs Of The Dead200638Action / Infection
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Cannon Fodder / Battle Of The Undead201335Action / Horror
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Re-Elected202033Comedy / Suspense
Antisocial 2201533Action / Infection
Aquarium of the Dead202132Comedy / Horror
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Zombie Hood201328Action / Infection
The Dustwalker201927Action / Parasite
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Solar Impact201925Action / Horror
Anger Of The Dead201525Action / Infection
The Last Hope201724Action / Infection
The Day of the Living Dead201423Drama / Detective
Zombie Road201822Shorts
Zombie Wars200721Action / Infection
Army of Thieves202120Heist / Horror
Last Rites Of The Dead201920Drama / Thriller
The Mad200719Comedy / Infection
The Living Dead202018Horror / Drama
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Rise of the Zombie20139Drama / Action
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Army of the Dead20082Action / Horror
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Pandemic20091Drama / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection
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Curse of the Blind Dead20200Horror / Not Zombies
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