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ChrisReynolds

With so many awful remakes of horror classics being churned out, this was a pleasant surprise. A lot of effectively tense scenes and some effective writing and directing. I felt that some of the remorseless logic of the original Crazies was sacrificed in favour of scares, but this film stands on its own and is worth seeking out.
8 years 6 months ago
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Jayhawker4

Pleasantly surprised with the quality of this film, had some good scares and makes the viewer sit tight on the edge of the seat. Overall good film, the ending could have been altered but the film was overall nicely done. I recommend viewing, just not in a hurry. 6/10
6 years ago
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msdenardin

Almost a great movie.
8 years 10 months ago
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Mithrilmojo

I had skipped this thinking it was just another torture porn, but was surprised by how good it turned out to be. My first real surprise of the year.
9 years 4 months ago
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MagicalEddie

This movie was way better than I thought. The acting was good and the characters weren't monumentally stupid (although there were more than a few "let's go check this dark alley for zombies" moments). Unfortunately, no one got chased around by an industrial thresher, which would have been super cool like in Cars.
Oh, also the ending was pretty lame. And there is no way in hell that fetus is legitimately surviving two fistfights, a car crash and an atom bomb.
9 years 5 months ago
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Mrtrick

It's a tale of two "Crazies" when one compares the George Romero classic to this 2010 remake. On one hand, you have the low-budget grit and social satire of the original. On the other, you get this films focus on thrills, chills and higher production value. Although my preference tends to lean toward the OG, this film is a solid thriller. Just don't expect a reinvention of the wheel.

The first thing I noticed was the great use of real mid-west locations (Iowa to be exact). This gives the film a great sense of place, which is immensely important for selling that small town vibe. And the story starts out well, by slowly giving us a feel for the characters and the mounting threat. None of it is something we haven't seen before, but it's carried off well in this instance, with some really great set pieces and tense moments. Timothy Olyphant is a natural for the town Sheriff. Radha Mitchell is also quite strong here, as the town doctor and Sheriff's Wife. And you can't go wrong with Danielle Panabaker (though she's not given a whole lot to work with). There's also some fine make-up and effects work.

I'd like the movie a bit more if it didn't start to feel rushed after a certain point. They give some time for setup, but once things start to unravel, it happens fast. Maybe too fast. Outside the two leads, all the supporting characters become wallpaper. We get some particularly sinister sequences, but most of the action is pedestrian (there's one bit in a Car Wash that seemed kind of ludicrous). Rhada Mitchell shines in a few moments where she really conveys the grief of the losses they're suffering, but it feels like she's building on things that the script isn't offering.

If pulse pounding Horror Action is what they were trying to achieve though, it's a resounding success. Not a whole lot is going on under the surface, (save for what detail the actors are imbuing their roles with), but it's a fun ride nonetheless.
1 year ago
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the3rdman

I agree with ChrisReynolds. A worthwhile remake also because the original is somewhat obscure. Hope they don't mess with Martin though.
8 years 1 month ago
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FayeLikesPie

After reading the plot, I didn't expect this movie to be decent at all. Pleasantly surprised by it. Wasn't feeling the ending though.
8 years 6 months ago
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mook

I've seen the original once and remember not liking it, but this was an effective mini-apocalyptic survival horror. 6/10.

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9 years 3 months ago
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Giacco

They are not zombies
9 years 6 months ago
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Jumping Elephant

they're both equally not-so-good, although Romero's film may have slight edge on this...
9 years 7 months ago
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sideburnz

The original is very dated, and meanders a lot. The remake does a good job of updating it while not following the story to a T. I give the edge to the remake.
9 years 11 months ago
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zombies4ever

Enjoyed it! Essentially zombies - can't go wrong with that!

I want to see the original to compare. Anyone seen the George Romero one? How do the 2 compare?
9 years 11 months ago
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stefenemie

Not quite well written enough for non horror fans and not quite gory enough for most horror fans. I liked it though I didn't love it.
9 years ago
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lisacoolbeans

Boring
6 years 5 months ago

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