Sam and Jenny Mills drop off their daughter at Grandma's house hoping for a quiet evening alone. Instead, Sam's brother Nick shows up shattering their quiet evening. Their time alone goes from bad to worse the next day as an apocalypse of the undead erupts to tear the city apart. Now they must risk their lives fighting through a city overrun by the flesh eating walking dead to find their daughter. When the dead rise, some things are more important that your own survival. Written by
I'm fairly unbiased when it comes to zombie flicks. I mean, I even own the Zombie King series so that says quite a bit. But disappointment can't even begin to explain the dirty feeling that Risen left in my brainpan.
Plot synopsis? Sure! Outbreak occurs, family loses child, must find child. I hope they didn't pay their writer.
Acting? Nah, hope they didn't pay their actors either.
Special effects? Whoa, also no; very much on par with Day of the Dead: Contagion in that everything just looks like fake blood, and a point that would seem so crucial to a zombie movie was missed entirely: the zombies don't look dead at all.
I drove a long way to Chicago, as I do every year, to see this and a few other flicks. Before driving back next year I'll be sure to check IMDb and ensure that no-one from Risen was involved with any of the films so I know to save myself a 10 hour drive.
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