4.2/10
2,657
118 user 34 critic

Redcon-1 (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Thriller | 3 May 2019 (USA)
Trailer
1:54 | Trailer
After a deadly viral outbreak, an elite squad of special forces soldiers must infiltrate a quarantine zone to rescue a scientist who holds the only cure to save mankind.

Director:

Chee Keong Cheung
Reviews
12 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oris Erhuero ... CAPT Marcus Stanton
Carlos Gallardo ... SGT Frederick Reeves
Mark Strange Mark Strange ... LIEUT Frank Perez
Martyn Ford ... Corporal Jacob Gallagher
Joshua Dickinson ... PVT Perry Bernstein
Katarina Leigh Waters ... SGT Kira Paige
Akira Koieyama ... LIEUT Simon Lau
Michael Sheehan ... LIEUT Rodrigo Gonzalez
Euan Macnaughton ... Major General Charles Smith
Marc Baylis ... Rowan
Douglas Russell ... Ivan Gavric
Madeleine Kelly ... Rachel
Lyndsay Fielding Lyndsay Fielding ... Jennifer Stanton
Robert Goodale ... Dr. Julian Raynes
Jasmine Mitchell Jasmine Mitchell ... Alicia Rowan
Edit

Storyline

After a deadly viral outbreak, an elite squad of special forces soldiers must infiltrate a quarantine zone to rescue a scientist who holds the only cure to save mankind.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

War Has Just Evolved. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The feature film debut of Peter Anderson (XXXV). See more »

Goofs

When talking about gangs taking over the cartridges that fall to the floor are clearly blanks from their crimped tops. See more »

User Reviews

 
Disappointing.
25 November 2018 | by shawthingproductionsSee all my reviews

Given the word I had heard about this zombie film, I was disappointed with the execution but - being a fellow creative - I don't want to dwell on the negatives so will get those out of the way early on before concentrating on what was done well.

1. Acting / characters: The acting was not good in this film. Some of the dialogue was both clunky and cheesy. I found myself not really knowing much about the characters and - as a result - I didn't care about them.

2. The run time: The film was way, way, way too long. At least an hour too long. It was action scene, zombie stuff, internal conflict with the soldiers, repeat the above for over two hours. None of the action sequences brought anything new to what you were watching so - when you saw the first one, you'd pretty much seen the rest of them.

3. Script / Plot: Nothing we haven't seen before but not as executed as well as it could have been. It needed tightening and some new twists (other than a "twist" at the end which just missed the mark by a mile and infuriated me). It appears to have taken bits from your favourite zombie films, mashed them together and executed them in a poorer style.

That's the negatives.

The positives.

1. Action is hard to direct and I've seen many directors who are at the top of their game fluff this. But it was clear to see what was happening, who was punching who and with little motion sickness (some go way overboard with shaky cameras in other films but not this one). It was shot well.

2. The score was good for the material they had to work with. Had the script been tighter, there could have been some powerful scenes with the added music.

3. For a low-budget film it looks great. There are a couple of dodgy effects which people laughed at (knees getting shot for example) but - overall - it would stand up well next to high budget films...

Last comment: style over substance. Had it not been so long, it could have been an average film but... The running time and other issues killed it for me personally. Give it a watch though and make your own mind up :)


41 of 53 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 118 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

A-Blog | Epic Pictures | See more »

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Redcon-1 See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$213,930
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Apocalypse Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed