Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Crazies (2010)

After spending a lot of time in the world of vampires, I needed a change. With that in mind, I decided to watch the 2010 redux of the George Romero classic The Crazies.

Plot / 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.

While the original Romero version is a cult classic and very enjoyable film. This version has some very nice elements and in many ways may be destined for the same treatment in the long term. This was a fun film complete with the tension, the violence, and the subtle social commentary that always comes out in a Romero influenced film. Some of the acting was not the greatest and at times, it felt uneven, but for the most part the movie carried the same moody atmosphere throughout the combination of scary moments and even some creative gore. Overall, this movie is a great reinvention and shows what can happen if films are redone the right way.

1 comment:

  1. I thought this was better than the original. Definitely a great reinvention of a decent Romero film. I'll be reviewing this one very soon as well with the original. Great post!