Ralph Breaks the Internet
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
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Director Young shoots his unimaginative opus with an eye of getting all the value of the gore makeup department's work on screen. In this respect, he does a bang-up job.
Methodical and efficient, the script gets some mileage from its generic setting and zombie-infection theme, even if the croaking order is easily predicted.
This isn't a dull film, but it lacks personality as well as originality.
While the film features strong performances and good direction, it's still way too rote.
The only truly scary thing about this film is that it runs out of narrative steam with 30 or 40 interminable minutes still to go.
Feral brings excitement and terror to the "monster in the woods" subgenre of horror, but the underdeveloped virus origin almost takes away from the fear of the virus and what it does because it simply doesn't make sense.
FERAL uses its mockumentary format to its advantage, and keeps us guessing right up to the very end.
The thought that humanity is the thing worth fearing, whether feral or civilized, is perhaps the most terrifying notion of all.
Together, cast and director generate scares by relying less on imagination and more on your familiarity with the genre itself.
But the movie isn't good. In fairness, it also isn't bad. It's just instantly forgettable...
The only advantage these not-too-bright kids have is that the zombies spend a lot of time posing and growling...
What it lacks in creativity it makes up for with competence, and that's more than far too many low budget horror movies can claim.
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