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Year
2012
Runtime
101 min.
Director
Jeremy Gardner
Genres
Drama, Adventure, Horror
Rating *
6.4
Votes *
6,274
Checks
422
Favs
30
Dislikes
9
Favs/checks
7.1% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. MoutardedShroom's avatar

    MoutardedShroom

    Well I would have to say that for me the best part of the movie was the soundtrack. It sometimes feels like a succession of videoclips, since they let most of the songs run entirely and they work really well with the images. It has a few very interesting (and at times amusing) scenes, but essentially the movie takes the most pleasure in the natural landscapes, the music and the two main characters (meaning there's little to no plot; just a set of circumstances in which the two protagonists are thrust into and their dynamic as friends).

    Also, baseball
    4 years ago
  2. xpy's avatar

    xpy

    That's a mesmerizing little gem. 3 years 7 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    The Battery, AKA Ben and Mickey vs. the Dead, was made for a meager estimated 6,000$, and you can see how - you hardly ever see a kill shot, windows are blocked so we don't see the zombies, etc. - but it doesn't mean it FEELS cheap. It's got an interesting, yellowed look, and the focus, in any case, is on showing what it would really be like if you were one of the few survivors of a zombie apocalypse. The boredom of it - the movie often invests in sequences shot and shown in real time - the emptiness, but also, the freedom. Like the two baseball players who are forced to stick together to survive, you might well go to your old girlfriend's house for bittersweet souvenirs, or start a list of zombie kills. Making the duo, a realist and a romantic, baseball players is perfect given that most of what they do is bounce off each other. This is a slow-moving flick with some amusingly unimpressive zombies, but the banter still clicks, and it has something to say about a tired genre. 3 years 10 months ago
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