If you have read enough of my reviews then you know that I am a fan of a company called The Asylum. They make really bad B movies, mostly rip offs, but they do every once in a while make a good little flick. In fact they have made one or two films I consider classics, yes you read that right and I said it. Well my friends is not one of those movies, it is one of the average Asylum films. It is a zombie film so it has that going for it but that may be what brings it up to average status.
It is 2012 [I assume from the title] and a group of survivors are making their way to a rumored refuge. They run across another group and join up hoping that they will all make it there. But on the way they will run into all kinds of problems, mostly of the zombie variety. They are making their way to a place called Catalina and they have to catch the ride there.
You know while writing this it is hitting me that I actually liked this more than I thought I would. This SyFy Channel flick is better than most people are giving it credit for, for a SyFy/Asylum flick it really isn't bad. Written by Brooks Peck and Craig Engler and directed by Nick Lyon [Species 4] this movie takes advantage of the action style of zombie flick. If it had to play to its strengths which it does, that would be the way to go. From the beginning we get a lot of zombie killing action. This helps cover up the weak points of the budget and such, so well done Asylum.
I wouldn't say this is a great zombie movie but it is a good Asylum one which is saying something. I did like Ving Rhames here since he adds to anything he is in and for the most part everyone was ok here. I have always liked these types of flicks in which a group of people have to make some kind of journey and people get picked off as they make their way to the destination. Add in a very good making of behind the scenes feature and this is pretty good overall. Your average flick but a good Asylum one.
I have never been much of a fan of the horror movies by Asylum; but I have to admit, there are movies that is worth seeing just to pass my time. Seeing as the rise in popularity of the zombie genre with “The Walking Dead” TV series and the ground-breaking comic series of the same name, I knew there would be a lot of low-budget films that would try to capitalize on this recent ‘craze’. One thing I liked about this movie, is that it wasn’t pretentious and it kept to its … more
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