ByMatthew Chapman, writer at
Male. Australian. Nerd. Twitter: shuey1984
Matthew Chapman

So I’ll start off by saying that this film does have Twilight themes to it but is 1000 times better and manages to tell a better film in one movie as opposed to four.

The film starts straight away; there is no dwelling on how it all happened or even how far into the world it reaches.

If you are expecting a Walking Dead, Dawn Of The Dead or Resident Evil level of zombie, flesh, blood and violence then you are going to be disappointed. This is a different take on zombies; they still eat flesh but it’s a lot more toned down than any of the previously mentioned titles.

The film is narrated by ‘R’, as he spends his days hanging around an abandoned airport, on the outside he is sluggish and struggles to even get one word out but he seems intellectually capable and aware in his mind. I did find it weird that these zombies are more functional than most, having the ability to open door and play records.

It’s also different to see that when the zombies eat a person’s brain, they get their memories, feeling and emotions and there are also two types of zombies; the more human ones that can evolve or the ‘bonies’ that gave up on life and just become an empty shell.

It has a really good cast with most of the focus on Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer and Rob Corddry but with Dave Franco, John Malkovich and Analeigh Tipton rounding out a good group of actors.

The soundtrack is also worth a mention with songs by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springstein, Roy Orbison, Guns N’ Roses and Bon Iver.

An enjoyable movie that should at least be watched once but I wouldn’t be against watching it again.


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