Last of the Living (2008)
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So bad it makes current Romero zombies look like old school Romero zombies.
Just when I was beginning to think Shaun of the Dead ruined the genre, along comes this low-budget New Zealand effort to bring a little life back into zombie movies. Not completely tongue-in-cheek as many of the current ilk are, this one is campy in places and serious in others creating a nice blend and a swiftly moving plot. The effects are also a mixture, low-key looking zombies, big blasts to the craniums, etc. I truly enjoyed this much more than I was expecting to.
This movie is not as crazy as most zombie films that you see. It is a low budget film so they cannot use tons of CG or amazing make up. This was just some people who had a great idea and made a movie. Because it lacked a lot of the excitement from a normal zombie film, it was hard for me to get into it. But I respect them for making it. The view is more real life like. These three guys are just sitting around playing video games and eating. I mean most people would just do the same. What could you really do if the world was covered in zombies. The dialog is decent and actually entertaining at times which is good. The cast was fine, I couldn't really get into their characters, but they were not horrible. They manage to use a little bit of special effects to the points that count. The ending was not that good. I wanted more from it, and I did not get it. I will admit the film had a charm to it that I seemed to enjoy a little bit.
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