Interestingly enough, Zombie Planet 2 actually isn't a zombie film. However, George Bonilla does a nice job of tying up all of the loose ends from Zombie Planet 1.
Pressed to assign a genre to this film, I would say that it falls closer to the action/adventure segment than it does horror.
The fight scenes in this film are incredible. Cheney (Mike O' Donnell) goes toe-to-toe with Kane (Frank Farhat) in some nice martial arts work.
There is no wire-work at all, nor computer-enhanced camera tricks. Just straight action, reminiscent of 1970's martial arts films. Kudo's to the stunt department on this film.
Matt Perry, (not the guy from Friends),returns as Adam. Perry is one of the strongest actors in both of the Zombie Planet films, and his on-screen charisma really makes this film.
Like the original, Zombie Planet 2 is a bit long. I actually ended up watching it in two segments. However, I can forgive George Bonilla for his lack of pacing, because of the well-structured story. Bonilla's later films, 'Dance With a Vampire' and 'The Edison Death Machine' are paced much better, but ZP 2 still stands up as a great independent film. Finding out Kane's dark secret alone is worth the price of admission.
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