THE CRAZIES (2010)

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Directed By: Breck Eisner
Written By: Scott Kosar & Ray Wright
Based on the original Screenplay by: George Romero
Cinematography By: Maxime Alexandre
Editor: Billy Fox

Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson

As a toxin begins to turn the residents of Ogden Marsh, Iowa into violent psychopaths, sheriff David Dutton tries to make sense of the situation while he, his wife, and two other unaffected townspeople band together in a fight for survival.

This film is well shot, but too much quick editing. That makes some scenes feel scattershot. Leaving the film hard to follow, which makes me wonder if that was what the filmmakers were going for in the first place, driving the audience crazy trying to make sense of it all.

It’s filmed more like a thriller then a horror film. Which is good in theory, but with the material not good in actual practice.

Since the film just tries to make the townsfolk seem to go crazy from some sort of toxic spill. Andit is a remake of a george Romero film. It jsut seems like having townsfolk go crazy is easier and more of a mystery then just making another zombie film.

I felt nothing the whole time i watched this film. No Shock i didn’t care about the characters. I was bored throughout. There was plenty of action hppening. It all felt very hollow, Again maybe it’s because i never got to now the characters. they were jsut sketches so i didn’t really care. It’s a shame what is happening to them, but other then that. How am i supposed to be drawn in or care.

Now i have seen the original and while that film isn’t all that good or well acted at least. I cared and followed the characters and the situations.

This film has decent acting but that is all. The film felt like a total waste of time watching it and i usually like Timothy Olyphant.

I can understand making the governmentThe villian, but the reason this is happening comes across as a afterthought. Just like it seems people get violent or sick when it’s convenient to amp up a scene. It would have been more interesting instead of them gaining the look of zombies. They stay normal like in the original. So you can’t necessarily tell if they have fully changed. Like in the original this is one reimagining that would have been just a better remakes because the changes make it seem more thrilling but dumb.

GRADE: F

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