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I can now say I've seen the worst three zombie films ever created.
After sitting through this piece of crap, the three, in no particular
order are this, Rising Dead, and Flight of the Living Dead (or
sometimes referred to as Plane Dead). I went into this film with
mediocre hopes. I didn't expect it to even be in the same ballpark as
the original Day of the Dead, but I expected at least a similar story.
This is a completely new story using the same name as another film, and
acknowledging the fact that it's doing just that. You do not make a
remake and completely scrap EVERY single piece of story that was in the
original, that just does not make sense.
The basic story for this film is that some kind of cold is sweeping the quaint Colorado city causing everyone to get progressively sick and then get nosebleeds. Turns out that when you start getting those nosebleeds, shortly afterwards you're going to turn into a super zombie. These guys are like G-Virus zombies on even more steroids. I have never seen another zombie film where zombies are able to perform Spider-Man like feats and hope I never come across another. Zombies should not be able to stick to walls, I'm sorry.
My other big upset for this film was Nick Cannon. I understand that every movie that has come out within the last decade is required to have the "token black guy" but why does he have to be so damn annoying in this film? Every line out of the guy's mouth was more ear-gougingly painful than the previous. The only time I liked the character is when he had some common sense in wanting to kill the zombie they were 'saving' for no good reason.
I guess it all comes down to the fact that I'm very disappointed they chose to title this Day of the Dead. Hell, even if they made it another Return of the Living Dead sequel I wouldn't have been so upset. Those films are supposed to have some comedic slapstick value, and that's exactly what this movie had. Unfortunately, I don't think that was intentional.
There's no doubt about it, Van Helsing is the type of movie you go to see
you are extremely bored and need mindless entertainment. With that being
said, you will only get this mindless entertainment if you are
Being a big fan of classic horror tales, I feel this movie butchered the awesome stories that it takes characters from. Do I think the idea was bad? Not at all, in fact, I think Stephen Sommers had an incredible idea for this movie, but it wasn't pulled off. The animation wasn't believable in the least, and the acting (with exception of Jackman) was disturbingly bad. Not giving much away, there is a scene where a womans brother dies, and the only form of sadness she can show is a slight frown. I honestly don't plan on seeing this movie again... except maybe to see the 5 minutes I zoned out.