Posted on 11/30/10 02:55 PM
I want to give this a fresh rating BAD. It's a fun movie. However, there are problems with the story. Spoilers ahead.
1.Why can't they just possess everyone in the diner? I could understand how they couldn't possess michael or the pregnant chick, but why not the rest of them?
2.It gets obvious that they are attempting to kill off everyone but the two destined to be with each other. I mean when they have the guy that got cut in the stomach blow up the diner with absolutely no consequences and they have the hot chick fly out of the car, you can tell the creativeness was running on fumes for killing off people. (Not that the diner explosion wasn't awesome, and that the exploding husband wasn't creative. Speaking of which...)
3. Why would God's followers put the husband on an upside down cross?
4. Why would God ressurect Michael if he went against his will? What did Michael give him that he needed?
5. With Gabriel dead (Gabriel is played by Keamy from Lost, a similar character), why would the formerly pregnant chick and the other guy need guns? The undead won't touch them with the baby.
6. What were the instructions and why did they matter? And where was the prophet? Was it the creepy thing in front of the car?
7. How would a car crash kill a teenager but not a baby?
8. Why would Michael cut off his wings? I realize the symbolism but there is not very much logic behind it.
9. Why didn't the undead kill them all the first time? They definately could've. And why cant' they crawl up the diner walls?
10. How did they survive getting covered in flies? I know it sounds stupid but they would've choked on the flies eventually and they were too deep into the cloud to get out in time.
I can't think of any more but I think there is. If you have answers to these questions, feel free to comment. For every two questions answered, I'll raise it up 10%.
The movie did do a lot of things right. While there were predictable moments, there wasn't a single cheesy moment. That is respectable for a film of it's nature. Also they intentionally put just enough of the old lady in the trailer to make it almost chillingly awkward when she comes into the diner with a walker as she gossips with the locals. There were many other parts like that but that was the most interesting. Little things like that spread across the entire movie made an effective atmosphere that itself almost made me give it a fresh rating.