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A low budget movie with very little going for it.
With a title such as this, I was looking forward to a parody of Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen movies. An agent on the attack against an enemy that outnumbers the good guys. This is, on one level, what you get; on another level, it doesn't come anywhere near the standards of the Hollywood movies.
Don't get me wrong, I know this was made on a shoestring budget as it's painfully obvious when you watch it. Some of the locations are dire. There's an opening scene where the director of the pharmaceuticals company who is holding Kyra to observe her psychic powers, gets into a lift. This appears to be a grimy car park lift they used one Sunday morning when no one was around. The director's office is a small room with crappy office tables and nothing on the walls... maybe he sold the stuff to make the film(?)
The zombie effects are also very weak and could have been done by the actors themselves as there are quite a few varying designs, the best of which you only get to see for a few seconds.
Sam Fountayne, who directed and wrote (under the pseudonym Sam Hampson), gives the audience a run of the mill film with no special or attractive camera shots or angles. Along with the cast's below average acting skills, it makes the movie bland and boring, even when the action hits the screen. This is a shame as the premise of the story could offer the viewer an entertaining hour and a half if everything had been done better.
A girl with psychic powers has been discovered, she is taken to a laboratory where she is watched and trained to utilise her talents to her best ability. She arranges a breakout and all hell ensues as the company try to recapture their number one asset... Wait a minute that sounds all too familiar...
Ah... That's right...
Watch Stephen King's Firestarter with Drew Barrymore and Keith David rather than this. There are no zombies in Firestarter though the premise is the same as Zombies Have Fallen. However, the director can direct and the actors can act pretty well, oh yeah Stephen King can write one hell of a story.
Another good thing is the poster for the film, though I cannot help but think they knew how bad the movie was so they altered the title from Bad Blood, to make use of the popularity of the "----- Has Fallen" movies. I actually prefer the Zombies poster, it's a little more dynamic - so yay for the artists.
It's a shame this film wasn't given the cash influx it deserved as it could have been so much better.
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