Monday, March 1, 2010

Its Monday...

and time for a film review!!!

So I went to a double feature Saturday night when C was away visiting family and since it was a guys night out I was able to see a guy movie...So with all of the great choices in theaters right now...we decided to checkout George Romero's zombie film remake The Crazies. According the the La Times "George Romero's "The Crazies" (1973) has always existed in the shadow of his zombie movies, but this epidemic thriller is perhaps the horror maestro's most provocative exploration of his great theme: the collapse of social order." The remake, directed by Breck Eisner and with the same name keeps it simple and stupid and sticks to what the masses want...which unfortunately is a standard horror/apocalyptic genre flick. And no, despite what the trailer makes it look like, the Crazies is not a zombie film. The infected or crazies keep some of their consciousness and are not trying to eat other people but do try to kill as many people as they can.

Overall, I liked the Crazies for what it is, and I didn't mind that the film didn't explore a lot of the themes that Romero's version contained. Basically the remake was produced well enough to keep you entertained for the length of the film and didn't leave you questioning why you spent $11.50 for admission....well maybe its not that good.

Checkout these upcoming film festival sites:
Reno Film Festival and The Detroit Windsor International.

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