Day of the Dead: Bloodline

Bite me!

Even if the actors aren’t really good, the plot is plausible (for a zombie movie): A patient being treated for hormonal imbalance doesn’t turn entirely into a zombie. Identifying the right hormone holds the key to the vaccine…

The strong point of Day of the Dead Bloodline is its relentless action, from the first scene to the last, the movie barely slows down. There’s no place for overstretched emotional scenes, they didn’t try to seduce the fans of dramas.

Even if it’s inspired by Romero, we’re far from the quality of his original movies (especially knowing that Day of the Dead was already not his best). However, if you’re into zombies and you’re not too picky, you should enjoy Bloodline.


Cargo

Warning, this movie isn’t so much about surviving a zombie apocalypse than it is about the fight between Aboriginals and evil white men. Seriously, the very few zombies we get to see are only there to give a flavor to the movie, while the real danger comes from the cruelty of a man (which becomes a tiring cliché).

Kudos to the movie for showing me my first Aboriginal zombie though… All in all, the movie isn’t too bad, just don’t watch it if you’re tired, you might not see the end.


The Walking Dead – Season 7

A strong start and a few good episodes plagued by crappy, never-ending, scenes about people crying. Wake up, it’s the zombie apocalypse!

Ok, I get it, people have feelings… But Carol is over-the-top! Her whining scenes are unbearable and it ruins the rythm of the show.

I could re-title this season to: The good (Negan), the boring (Carol) and the wtf (Jadis and her gang).

If they continue to lure me with a strong start, only to let me down half way through the season, I’ll be very tempted to do like Negan:


Extinction

Extinction is about two men and a little girl surviving a zombie apocalypse in a snowy landscape. It’s a pretty good movie despite the bad ratings Rotten Tomatoes has been slapping around our ears. I usually see that as a reference these days ;p

Granted, the movie isn’t a masterpiece, but certainly very eye-candy without the typical “run, shoot, run” and “die, zombie, die” scenes. It lasts for two hours and it is a slow paced and character driven story. The casting does an excellent job… The mystery surrounding the two men’s falling out and the relationship with the little girl keep you guessing for a while. Of course, the plot twist isn’t so unpredictable that you don’t guess it early on, but it is nice, nonetheless.

Thinking back about the movie makes me realize how much I liked it. I don’t know whether it was the story, the snow galore, or both, but it sure was perfect for a great night snuggling in the couch.

Rewatch material that I most definitely can recommend to any zombie fan.