[IMDB link] [Netflix link (2-D version only)] I feel sorry for the Netflix people who can only get a 2-D version of the movie. To me, the whole point of seeing this was to be able to use my anaglyph 3-D glasses! I’ve always saved my 3-D glasses, and always kept them near my TV. (I even have the special yellowish ones that came with the 3rd Rock From The Sun 3-D special; but I actually keep those in the VHS tape I recorded the special on.) Anwyay: I love 3-D. 3-D is the wave of the future, and future cinema will be high-definiton AND 3-D. This is the first 3-D movie I’ve seen since seeing Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D.
PEOPLE/QUIRKS/BAD STUFF: Absolutely zero notable people or quirks. The movie in and of itself is sub-par for a zombie movie. This movie was NOT a good movie by ANY stretch. VERY. VERY. VERY generic horror. Since it’s 2006-made, there are some modern slants. After all, modern zombies must always be caused by *infections*, and not undead/black magic. That’s just a “new rule” in zombie cinema, perhaps ushured along by 28 Days Later (Ian, please correct me if I’m wrong!). And in a postmodern twist, the house that is defended from zombies is inhabited by stoners watching an old zombie film; something you’d never see until recently. These quirks didn’t make it good; they made it less bad.
CONCLUSION: Movie wise, this probably only got about a 5.5 from me. A bit below what I would give a passing grade. Definitely worse than any horror movie we’ve watched recently. But the 3-D glasses easily added 10% to that experience, making the movie passable. It was more of an “experience”, than a movie. One particular scene actually had broken glass seemingly travel to the front of my face; that’s impressive. Usually 3-D scenes recede into the monitor; it’s rare for things to come out of it. Especially with red-blue anaglphy glasses; usually only the 3-D films made for polarized glasses have a lot of stuff coming out of the screen.
COINCIDENCES: (Night Of The Living Dead 3-D , Rambo ) 2 movies in a row where the ending credits feature a road with a figure walking on it.
FRIENDS’ RATINGS: Nobody I know was stupid enough to watch this without 3-D glasses.
Music: Dethklok – Blood Ocean