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The B-movie of B-movies
on 31 May 2013
Okay, this movie is bad, but - come on - you already know that, don't you? With a title like `Rise of the Zombies' it's hardly trying to be Avatar. And it's not. It's not even just another lame entry into the seemingly never ending abyss of zombie movies out there at the moment. It's got to be one of the most awful attempts at a zombie film since `The Dead Next Door.' And why is it so bad? Because it tries to be good.
It has no real budget. The CGI effects are truly awful (your average commercial has a higher budget). And the actors can't act. And, those who can, are given so little to work with it becomes pointless even having them there.
It's about a zombie plague, blah, blah, blah in San Francisco where people have set up a camp on Alcatraz. Only it gets overrun (pretty easily, for the record) and they head to the city to try and find a cure. Along the way expect the usual zombie headshots, people getting bitten and idiots not doing the sensible things, allowing themselves to get bitten (only all with a really low budget).
Danny Trejo is the film's highlight, but he's woefully underused. Yes, this film is bad - its major flaw is that there are simply a hundred better zombie films out there. Even those other B-movie undead films which you've probably hated are better than this.
If you like zombie films, you'll probably have seen (and own) better than this. If you don't like zombies then this one won't win you over.