This movie only has this many stars because of the insanely high powered thrill ride Marc Foster brings to the table. Never before have I seen zombies pile up to scale a wall. Never have I seen actual smarts in a zombie movie. SMARTS. Most zombie films talk about brains, but never show them in the movie. This one has just about everything in a zombie film that a zombie enthusiast would want to see. However, there are, of course, it's flaws. For example, there was absolutely no time for the movie to start off with substance. The movie basically starts out with the zombie apocalypse, so for a while there, you're left wondering were the movie is going with it's plot. The story telling in general is pretty vague, along with the dialogue. Any viewer is bereft any emotion to this film (the kind of emotion where you want someone to live) because Brad Pitt's character comes into contact with so many "last-man-standing" ordeals, that you just don't care whether he lives or dies. However, the set pieces really bring this film to life, and the location shots are wonderful, just sometimes hard to see the action when the camera is being flung around like a bag of candy. I will sort of take back what I said earlier about there being no emotion. At the end, the viewer does actually feel something in their hearts for once, other than adrenaline, is the feeling of happiness, and rebondage. After saying all of this, I will add to the fact that the "soft" ending brings a sort of closure to the audience, and that's not something you find too often with films of this particular genre.
Yes, the script is terrible. Yes, this movie is clichè central for comedy movies. But, lets also congratulate the actors in this movie for their fantastic chemistry between each other. That's what gets out the laughs. I personally loved all of the actors in this movie, but I do have to admit that this was a terrible/awful/why did I just watch that(?) script, but I laughed quite a lot. The end was predictable as always in David Spade movies, but I guess I'm used to that now.
I loved all of the "mentions" towards the "The Wizard of Oz" in this movie. The special effects were spectacular and the acting was charming. While Franco's smile is definitely cheesy, he couldn't save the script. The first half of the movie was scenes slapped together and there wasn't enough "feeling" in this movie. The second half of the movie, however, was better and did get my attention more than the first half of this movie, but that wasn't enough to save it. Nothing great and powerful about this movie other than special effects. 3/5