Night of the Living Dead - Resurrection details
|Starring:||Sabrina Dickens, Sarah Louise Madison, Richard Goss, Kathy Saxondale, Sule Rimi|
|Collections:||May - Horror/Sci-Fi|
Night of the Living Dead - Resurrection
|Run time:||1 hour 26 minutes|
|Rental release:||13 May 2013|
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Goodnight to the living deadBy TheWatchman (743 reviews) from Suburbia , 15 May 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]Dont you just hate those reviews that say blunt things like This film is rubbish! I try to give a little more information than that, but, I have to say, that that is the crux of my review. For those ten people out there who dont know, the title of Night of the Living Dead comes from the sixties zombie film, made by George Romero film and sporting the same name. The original sixties version is largely considered to be the start of the modern take on the undead. This film, ie. The 2012 version where the film-makers have stuck the word Resurrection on the end has NOTHING to do with the original or the official sequels spawned from it. It is a homage to George Romeros classic. Therefore it takes the best bits and tries to give them a fresh new spin. And it fails. Saying its made on a shoestring budget, would be an overstatement. I doubt they had a budget at all. The actors (and I use that term loosely) seem to be straight out of the amateur dramatics society and the camera is mainly handheld all the way through, making it seem like your old home video footage of your holiday to Spain when you were a child. One plus point: the gore is reasonable in the few places its used, plus theres quite a shocking moment early on that I doubt many will see coming. However, a couple of nice touches do not make a movie. The rest is just awful. Dont be lulled into thinking itll be good just because the film-makers stole a classics title. Its just a poor attempt at cashing in on the name. If you like British zombie movies then stick to the 28 Days Later pair, or Shaun of the Dead if you want your gore with some light-hearted moments in it.
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Rubbish acting, sound and movie makingBy Lisa1966 (4 reviews) , 13 Jun 2013Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish, we lasted 15 mins but the movie making, sound and acting was ridiculous. Don't waste an option on this movie.
Trying to cash in!!!By Rustyfilms (154 reviews) from Bradford , 08 Jun 2013Well. what can I say!!!!?? To title a film with a cult classic from 1968 and then prefix it with 'resurrection' makes it sound like it's a re imagining of this George A Romero classic - it's not, they're just trying to cash in with it's title. I read someone else said that on here and they are so right. Yes, the cult classic was low budget, but Romero and the actors who were friends all ploughed money into it to make it happen and it was the first flesh eating zombie film, why they have titled this film as the same is beyond me. All I say to that is embarrassing!! I do like zombie films, but this is just so bad it is beyond belief. Please do not refer to it as in any way connected to any other film of this genre, it should eat itself, and spit it out. I was kind of embarrassed for them. Most of the film and the actors are let's say, not very good, but there are some good scenes and one good actor in it, but it ends there. Unfortunately, this does not save it from being dire. Do yourself a favour and watch the Romero one again, and again, in B+W or colour.
the final nail in the coffinBy a customer , 06 Jun 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideAs a fan of the zombie genre and Romero's original Living Dead trilogy I felt compelled to watch this film if only to see what all the negative fuss was about. Where to begin... whilst I take my hat off to the 'producers' for securing such a wide distribution for what is essentially an extremely amateur and low rent production there is very little else I can contribute in its defence. A true clanger of a picture; even within a genre infamous for inept film making Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection really takes the biscuit and no not even in a so bad it's good kind of way. You could cut 80 minutes out of this film and it would still be an utter waste of your time. There is so much wrong with it, it doesn't really even warrant dissecting however in the spirit supplying of a rounded review I will attempt it! No 1.) The 'zombie' presence is totally devoid of any threat whatsoever! A zombie film needs to have zombies in it, and I'm not talking about a bunch of your friends wearing contact lenses with joke shop blood poured over them shuffling around in your back garden. I could be wrong but Im pretty sure there is not one point in the entire film where the zombies outside attempt to push their way into the farmhouse. Am I alone in thinking this is a massive oversight by someone who is remaking... or should I say reimagining one of the greatest and first (flesh eating) zombie films of all time? No2.) The characters are more undeveloped than an aborted foetus and the threadbare script more bloated than a rotten corpse. If you cant write convincing dialogue, find actors who can convincingly act or are unable to afford / write enough material to warrant a feature length film then... um how about you just dont bother to begin with!!!! If a mate showed me this film as something he made in his spare time as a bit of a laugh to show his friends Id think fair play youve gone to a fair bit of effort here and its not all that bad, as a commercial / artistic venture however this is what can only be described as a big steaming turd of a movie. I think its an absolute disgrace to use the NOTLD name, whilst George Romeros films have been a little sketchy the past decade or so at least when he made the original NOTLD he was trying to make something original and not just make a quick buck of someone elses reputation. The only similarity with George Romero's original is a black protagonist (who is quickly dispatched), the farmhouse setting (which as mentioned is massively overlooked) and some quirky camera angles (dont even get me started on the film grain... why try and make HDV look like film when it obviously isnt?). A thoroughly amateur effort on every possible level all I hope is this 'swindling' exercise is an attempt to raise some money to send those involved to film school...
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utter rubbish!By a customer , 05 Jun 2013this is just a joke.. why do people make a film when they obviously havent got a clue how to do it? why waste money and time on it? beats me.. you can actually tell from the first 20 seconds of this 'movie' its going to be rubbish.. dont waste a rental slot and for people who keep on producing this garbage please stop and leave movie making to people that can do it properly!
plight of the living drama club rejectsBy busey (7 reviews) , 05 Jun 2013I was ready to switch this off after 30 seconds but saw it through to comment. The acting is beyond poor. A cast of after school drama club rejects if that. The 'kooky' camera angles are over used making it difficult to watch while also making you feel a bit sea sick as you try to figure out exactly what you're looking at. the constant high pitched violin note, supposed to add dread and tension i believe is also over used , making you feel as if you have tinitus. I can see what they were trying to do with this but it just didnt work. Sometimes when a film is really bad it can be really funny to watch, however this film does not provoke that reaction. Real shame.