posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 08:36 AM
I have to say, that this movie was a lot better than I expected it to be.
The premise is, it's the zombie apocalypse (they don't really go into how it came to be, like many zombie movies)...just that it spread, etc. John
Malkovich plays the military leader of a walled city, with his daughter being one of the newly trained young folks sent out into the badlands to loot
medicine, etc. in the infested areas. During this, she is saved by a zombie who seems to be remembering his humanity. So, Romeo and Juliet with an
The thing that makes this movie interesting, is that a lot of it is narrated from the inner monologue of the zombie. Seems he can think clearly, he
just can't articulate it well (though this improves throughout the movie, as his humanity improves). This narration provides most of the comedy of
the movie, and is pretty funny at times.
Malkovich actually has a pretty small role, as the father who sees all zombies as monsters. That's another key part though too...there are TWO kinds
of zombies in this movie. The normal zombies are the shambling drones we are used to seeing, but eventually, they decay into the "skeletons" which
are more bony, fast, and strong, and completely monstrous beings. The skeletons leave zombies alone, but the increased humanity we see in the lead
zombie of the story, starts to erode that.
I don't want to give any spoilers, so I'll just say that its really a romantic comedy, with just a tad of horror and gore thrown in, so kind of an
odd movie, but entertaining, and without being "Twilighty".... The wife and I saw this for Valentines Day, so you know....