Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption (2011)

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In a time when the zombie horde dwarfs the human race, a mysterious drifter joins a desperate band of survivors in fighting for survival against all odds. For a brief while, John Knox felt like he had found a makeshift family worth fighting for, then a group of vicious, post-apocalyptic raiders abducted Sarah, the woman who made his bleak life worth living. Now, in order to get Sarah back, John will team with the few survivors of the deadly incursion in storming the raiders' heavily fortified base, and using the undead as their own personal army in one of the most dangerous rescue missions ever conceived. Johnny Gel, Jerry Lynch, and Fred Williamson star.
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R (for strong bloody violence, language and brief sexuality)
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Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Pacific Entertianment

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One star is generous. The writing, the acting, and effects are terrible. Yet, I couldn't shut it off.

Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard
Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard

Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption (Ryan Thompson, 2011) I loathed Zombie Apocalypse; in my review of that one, I said (and Amazon saw fit to quote), "There is not a single thing about this movie that might make you want to watch it." And yet I just found myself watching the sequel, Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption, the lowest-rated movie on my Netflix queue. I was entirely unsurprised at how awful this movie was; it is, in fact, even worse than Zombie Apocalypse. What did surprise me, however, is the ways in which it was awful. Redemption has sweet FA to do with the original movie. Now, had Ryan Thompson learned a few things about how to make movies between filming the first one and filming the second, that might have been a good thing. Unfortunately, he didn't. Plot: Redemption takes place in the same universe as the original film, at some point in the future, after someone (it is never explained who) has decided to bomb the planet in order to get rid of the zombie problem. As a side effect, this has turned most of the planet's surface into a desert wasteland where bands of survivors prey on one another for food, water, and other supplies while avoiding the zombies that remain. Knox (Whip It's Johnny Gel), a former military man and former raider, finds himself taken in by a band of survivors led by the enigmatic Moses (M*A*S*H's Fred Williamson, who looks damn good for being over seventy). Unfortunately, the leader of his former crew, Rome (The Spirit of Mumbai's Jerry Lynch), will stop at nothing to retrieve his former employee...and anyone who gets in the way can be considered collateral damage, living or undead. There's really nothing to say about this movie other than "it's godawful." As with the first film, every last aspect of it-the acting, the direction, the lighting in the interior scenes, the soundtrack, anything else you would consider while thinking about making a movie-ranges from substandard to downright inept. I considered on a number of occasions simply turning this off while not intending to come back to it, something I have only done with a handful of movies over the course of my movie-watching career (my spreadsheet isn't complete by any means, but as of now it lists 3,507 movies; I have abandoned less than ten). This is the closest I have come in a great while. One of the worst movies I have ever seen. (zero)

Robert Beveridge
Robert Beveridge
½

Not a very interesting story, but the worst part is that there is very little focus on the zombies, with only a few scenes actually featuring them. The rest of the movie focuses on a group of survivors fighting against another group. There's not clear connection to the other Phantasmal ZR film, so I'm not sure if this was meant as a sequel. The effects are decent, the characters are interesting enough, but the movie just lacks the feeling a zombie movie would usually give.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

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