Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Apocalypse of the Dead (2009)

aka Zone of the Dead

Uh oh, a quote before the credits. That's one of the three signs of a shitty movie.

Mina, an Interpol agent on her first big assignment, is responsible for transporting a prisoner. She's  teamed up with Mortimer and his pal who are the best in their field. This mission will be their last... oh god, okay so that's how this is going to go.

It's not clear how Mina got this assignment as she's nervous and far too inept to be in charge of this mission. And unfortunately for her, they're driving right through a town where some drunken Serb soldiers accidentally fired a shot which pierced a train carrying biohazardous gas that has caused people to become zombies.

The plot is propelled by conveniently bad decisions. Such as when they get into town and find the first van in their convoy seemingly abandoned at the side of the road. Instead of driving up, they park very far away and walk over to it to see what's wrong.

Then when they figure out people in town are going to attack them, they don't run to a vehicle. They continue to stand there and eventually decide to run through the nearby park to a building on the other side. Argh! I know the tire is flat on your car, but who cares? They're zombies! Get the hell out of there. Or get in the freakin' van since it appears to be perfectly fine.

This is badly dubbed. Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead) stars, but other than that there's nothing much to sell this one unless you're willing watch any zombie movie, which I pretty much am.  Also the guy depicted on the cover is more of a side note than a major character so you won't see him much.

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