A while ago, George Romero, of Night of the Living Dead fame directed a movie that I reviewed called "The Crazies." Well Breck Eisner, who directed the abortion of a movie Sahara, showed up and thought that he could take the reigns as director for this remake. The original movie was short on a lot of aspects, from the acting to the plot, George Romero couldn't deliver. Breck Eisner can't deliver either, even with some really awesome characters, the movie just migrates south.
The movie is about a small town, in which a plane has crashed and is infecting the townsfolk. There are more details, but that is all that I am going to divulge. Oh and Timothy Olyphant is the hero sheriff of the movie. I really like this guy, the actor at least, he kills it in Go and he destroys it in The Girl Next Door. In this movie however the Sheriff is really the worst character leading friends and family into harms way. The best character is the Deputy, who is awesomely bad ass!
The biggest problem that I have with the movie is the ending, the ending is one of the biggest cop-outs in movie history. I am not going to go into details about how this ending goes down, but the movie loses any credibility it had with this laziness. The movie has you dealing with an incredibly stupid government agency, who drops the ball all over the place. Then the Zombies, I mean Infected, or Zombies, no definitely infected! They look amazing, I really dont have a problem with the art or the special effects which were amazing! That looks like it is the one saving grace for the movie.
I am going to give the Crazies 5 of 10, still falling short of a good rating. It didn't feel like this remake needed to be made, but hell they are remaking Wizard of Oz too so...
Don't Drink The Water
- The movie had a budget of 20 million
- Filmed in Iowa!
- The twelfth film released in select D-BOX enabled cinemas, located in the US and Canada. In D-BOX's words, the motion control technology "adds to the movie's plot and underlying themes of fear, terror and explosive action by offering realistic sensations during most of the film's action scenes.