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Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson, the veteran who helmed classics like Rain Men, Diner and Bugsy, deserves kudos for attempting to turn the increasingly moribund found footage subgenre into a more thought-provoking entity. But beyond noble intentions lies a largely ineffective and ponderous movie that harnesses many of the worst elements of both the horror genre and the found footage trope.
The Bay has a familiar eco-disaster premise that harks back to movies like Return of the Living Dead Part II. Instead of the toxic gas spillage that torments a town in that zombie splatterfest, Levinson's movie features a waterborne threat that stems from the unethical dumping of waste off the shores of a seaside town in Maryland.
After the one-dimensionally fiendish mayor ignores some ominous scientific research, a deadly plague is unleashed and »
Sometimes that unapproving stare is more powerful than any bite to the brain.
We've got nothing but respect for "Warm Bodies" if only because it attempts to tell a love story featuring a damn zombie. That's quite the ambitious undertaking, as zombies are hard to love with their constant lumbering about and stinking up the place and trying to eat you and all that. Not our idea of romance, at least not during waking hours. (...)
But the worst thing about a zombie is how it can't help but sometimes make you feel two inches tall with a certain unapproving look that only the undead can pull off. Just because you might need a little more humility and self-doubt in your life, here are some shots of zombies judging you from some of your favorite zombie movies.
'Night of the Living Dead' (1968)
'Dawn of the Dead' (1978)
- NextMovie Staff
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