DAY OF THE DEAD 2: CONTAGIUM
Reviewed by: Andre Manseau
John Freedom Henry
What's it about
Get this: a crazy virus spreads throughout a military hospital until the government wipes it out. Of course, they didn't get it all, and some morons stumble upon some things they should have left alone, a horror movie ensues.
Is it good movie?
George A. Romero killed and buried himself just so he could roll over in his grave upon hearing about, or god forbid, seeing, this movie. In all my time watching and reviewing horror flicks, there have been some which were difficult to get through in one sitting, and this one was no exception. I'd say I tried watching this at least 4 times before I got through the whole thing.
There is no real 'good, bad, and ugly' when it comes to this movie. It's just. Plain. Awful. Period. You should know this already, but this movie is NOT in any way related to Romero (although the flick does pay..ugh..tribute), and is simply cashing in on the zombie craze. It does reference the original DOTD as "that thing in Florida", but thank god, that's it.
I can't even and won't even begin to describe why this movie's so awful. Please understand. It really IS that bad. I do not like giving flicks bad reviews, but there's hardly anything good I can say about DOTD 2. It makes no sense- buildings that were destroyed are apparantly restructured, characters are incredible, awe-inspiring morons who spout half-liners and make 50 Cent look like Sidney Poitier. The gore can be neat..I should say that the make up was fairly well done, but good gore does not a decent movie make.
Ok, you know what? I have to stop here. I know i'm supposed to be objective and fair and tell you what's good and bad about this movie, but let me just sum it up for you.
IT SUCKS. It's completely inept and insulting to the viewer. The best way to describe this flick would be to take various horror cliche's, cut them up, toss them in a blender, and then out comes this mess. It's an utter rehash mishmash!
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Don't rent this movie, there isn't even a chance you'll like it, unless you and your buddies are hammered and feel like laughing your asses off at what NOT to do when making a movie. When your hangover wears off, you'll know you'll never get that time back.