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Planet Terror (2007)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Horror  |  21 June 2007 (Israel)
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After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it's up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release.

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After an experimental bio-nerve gas is accidentally released at a remote U.S. military base in Texas, those exposed to the gas turn into flesh-eating, mutating zombies out to kill. An assortment of various people who include stripper Cherry, her shady mechanic ex-boyfriend Wray, a strong-willed doctor, the local sheriff, and an assortment of various people must join forces to survive the night as the so-called "sickos" threaten to take over the whole town and the world. Written by Anonymous

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21 June 2007 (Israel)  »

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Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£80,894 (UK) (9 November 2007)

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£80,894 (UK) (9 November 2007)
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The original title for Planet Terror was "Project Terror". See more »

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In the jail cell scene where Wray (Freddy Rodriguez) asks J.T. (Jeff Fahey) if he's alright, he holds his gun upside down while he fakes handing it to the guard, he then shoots the guard. He is holding the gun by the frame. The gun is a 1911 style pistol. A 1911 style pistol can only be fired by squeezing the grip safety on the back of the pistols grip. The gun would never have fired in this case. However, not all 1911 style pistols have the grip safety. More than one manufacturer has made a 1911 style pistol without the grip safety and there are plenty of people capable of pinning this feature on an original or replacing the frame for one without a grip safety. See more »

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[first lines]
Skip: Real pretty tonight, Holly.
[two girls are kissing]
Skip: Goddammit, girls - if you're gonna do that shit, do it onstage!
[walks away]
Skip: Smokin' hot. Whew!
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Cherry's Dance of Death
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A nonsense movie with same tired zombie story.
25 November 2012 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I don't know why this movie was ever made and why it wasn't made as a serious zombie movie. It seems like a huge waste of money and talent in overall. The visual style works and the colour scheme of the movie is just gloomy and dark enough to create suspense but that is completely destroyed by the overall stupidity of the film.

The comedy part just doesn't work if there's a joke in every other line of the dialogue. Most of the jokes just seem too silly and really out of the place and i think that i have a good sense of humour. I just didn't think it was funny watching a pointless movie where characters are just statists without any character development and history. Or at least they're so unbelievably stupid that i never managed to understand them.

Things just happen and the movie jumps from one scene to another in a quite fast pace. It's disappointing to see that the film could have been made into a serious zombie movie which might have revived the genre but it's just another zombie movie with same tired elements. On top of that it's not scary at all.

Shaun of the Dead is so much better than this and it seems that Hollywood is suffering of a serious lack of imagination.


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