Monday, April 19, 2010

The Crazies (2009)

This is a perfectly decent, exciting if not particularly surprising, genre movie, likeable on several different levels from performance through production, and yet somehow so very throw-away.

We haven't seen the Romero original, but you have to suspect that it has a more substantial sociological subtext than the update.

The trouble here is the lack of an immoral centre. 28 Weeks Later had both the virally-infected form of zombie and the heavy-handed government forces killing indiscriminately in the name of containment, but there these two hazards combined as opposed to cancelling each other out, which is more or less what happens here.

Grade: B

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