“Zombie Apocalypse” is very entertaining and high on my list of zombie films. Within minutes of the start there are multiple decapitations and shots to the head. With the amount of blood, guts, and body parts flying around this would be phenomenal in 3D. I like how they had names for the zombies too, “Shamblers” (sp) and “Runners”. I’d personally be a shambler.
The movie flows very nicely and we get to know the characters without any over dramatic scenes or too much conflict amongst the group. It’s annoying when the world is against a group of people and they can’t put their differences to the side unlike “Zombie Apocalypse” where they were a strong team. When other zombie films have overly dramatic scenes I believe its fillers because they don’t have enough good zombie fighting materials, something “Zombie Apocalypse” didn’t have to worry about.
The movie got tenser as it went on because the zombies were learning. How? Well, the zombies set up a apparently ambush, one zombie is outnumbered and goes back for reinforcements, they learn how to jump off things to attack and not just walk around in a daze like I do on a morning after I accidently ordered an eight hour block of adult pay per view at midnight. Speaking of the ambush, one zombie kill cracked me up. The zombies are being shot up and in the background a zombie cheerleader is wandering aimlessly and is shot in the head. Unfortunately in the same ambush (spoiler alert) it’s tragic that Darnell from “My Name is Earl” is taken out.
The group gets separated and with Ving Rhames alone with Lesley-Ann Brandt, we see that despite Ving being very intimidating looking, he’s a real puppy dog and sweetheart, he’ll bring a tear to your eye.
I loved this film and here are a few things to watch for:
- Ice skate to head kill
- Ving saying “meow bitch”
- Shopping cart and 50 caliber machine gun (I think, correct me if I’m wrong).
- Fifty five minutes in, the title of the film is said.
- Spot the zombie walking like it crapped in its pants.
I’d like to see a sequel where the same group fights zombies on the island of Catalina were only humans should be, but someone with the VM virus sneaks onto the island and unintentionally spreads the disease. The zombies are even smarter and faster with the zombie leader being Cassie’s (Lesley-Ann Brandt) husband. Who we never met in “Zombie Apocalypse” but he was her motivation to survive and get to the island. Mr. Engler and Mr. Peck please get on it.