Having long been a lover of anything to do with viruses/plagues, and currently studying microbiology at the Open University, I bought this, not really expecting anything that great.To be honest,I've seen so much horror over the years that it takes a lot to make an impression.These days it has to be over-the-top gore and splatter, or a really strong idea/emotional hook to register.
This film is a nice little oddity. Not gory at all, and with acting that is pretty good-apart from a couple of moments when I felt it threatened to fall into parody and I had to try not to giggle- and it left me feeling surprisingly emotional.
Whether the actual premiss is realistic is open to much question, but hey, so is the zombie virus!
Unlike male viewers who probably enjoyed it, I got a bit fed-up with the amount of breastage on show, and felt it was somewhat unnecessary.
The film suffered a little from not fitting comfortably into any particular genre, was it more a romance or horror?Or neither? The idea -that a virus could rob humans of all their senses- is so utterly horrific it hardly bears thinking about, but the film didn't really get into the harshest realities of such a proposition, and instead tried to concentrate on the possibility of a relationship offering some kind of hope.But I was left wondering about the 5th sense: touch...what if that somehow got taken away? The film-makers didn't go there, which is probably just as well because a darker, more hopeless existence is hard to think of!
It did leave me with niggles, but sometimes, flawed films have glimmers of something great, and this is one of them.
For a totally different take on the idea of being rendered without human senses, 'Senseless' offers something a lot more unflinching.