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Rise of the Zombies

Zombie film by The Asylum

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GOOD ENOUGH ASYLUM FLICK

  • May 21, 2013
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RISE OF THE ZOMBIES

I have to say that I really do love The Asylum; I can't help it I am a sucker for these no/low budget movies they churn out. That of course includes the mock busters they constantly produce. In fact I watch more of these kinds of movies than the ones with actual budgets and hit theaters. This film is director Nick Lyon's [Species - The Awakening] second zombie flick for The Asylum with the first being "2012 Zombie Apocalypse". I really didn't that hate that movie and in fact liked it so I went into this one looking for it to be about the same. Still not sure if it is at the same level or not. Something's are better but others are not.

The film follows a group of people who have survived thus far from the zombie apocalypse. They have done so by hiding out at the infamous Alcatraz Prison. It makes sense since it can be a good secure place and is also obviously surrounded by water. Well the day comes when the island is overtaken by the zombies as they just walk under water to get there. So with the place being overrun and with hope that a scientist who makes videos has discovered a cure they decide to head out to find him.

Story wise over all this is not a bad movie even though this kind of thing has been done before. There is always the guy who may be able to cure something in these kinds of movies so people search them out and look for sanctuary. Not anything new but these types of flicks always interest me. Also there are some cool looking zombies in this movie, don't get me wrong there are some bad looking ones but there are some cool ones. Also anyone who likes blood and such in their flick will like that aspect of this flick. With any zombie movie there has to be the gore and this flick is no exception.

Now like any Asylum movie there are some horrible CGI moments to be had here, in particular the car crash stuff at the beginning. It is really bad, laughingly bad so I guess that is a good thing. Also I must say that the beginning of this leads you to believe that someone else will be the star of this, well that is not meant to be, you'll see. Acting wise this movie ranges from bad to very good depending on the actor that is on screen. Danny Trejo is here and as always is good for the time is on screen. Same can be said for French Stewart who may be the here. There are plenty on actors you would not suspect would be in an Asylum movie like Ethan Suplee to mention at least one. But the movie stars Mariel Hemingway who is good in the role but the character is annoying.

This movie was written by newcomer Delondra Williams and Keith Allan who wrote and directed The Asylum's 11/11/11, not sure why I felt the need to let you know that. Any way this is a good enough zombie flick especially for The Asylum. I would say if you are a zombie movie fanatic then check this out. To anyone else, you can probably skip it if you didn't like the previous zombie flick from this director and company.

GOOD ENOUGH ASYLUM FLICK GOOD ENOUGH ASYLUM FLICK

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May 21, 2013
heh. I may just see this one for Trejo
 
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Quick Tip by . May 21, 2013
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This movie was written by newcomer Delondra Williams and Keith Allan who wrote and directed The Asylum's 11/11/11, not sure why I felt the need to let you know that. Any way this is a good enough zombie flick especially for The Asylum. I would say if you are a zombie movie fanatic then check this out. To anyone else, you can probably skip it if you didn't like the previous zombie flick from this director and company.
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