The Crazies: Horror Remake but Still DecentAdded: Thursday, March 11th, 2010
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The original movie was written and directed by George A. Romero, a zombie godfather, in 1973, so there is not much left for The Crazies that has not been done already, and that’s not because it is a remake. The tiny town hit by a virus making people homicidal is as much common plot beginning as a guy walking into a bar. It’s about the plot developing that breaks or makes the movie. Well, Breck Eisner (Sahara) definitely makes it.
The targeted Midwestern hamlet in the movie is Ogden Marsh – population 1,260 people. Everyone knows each other, so that comes quite a surprise when local guy enters the baseball field with a loaded shotgun and an alarming look in his eyes. The outcome of the situation is tragic, though the sheriff, David Dutten (performed by Timothy Olyphant), handles it professionally, doing what he had to. Still he’s got a question to ponder – why was the man acting so loony? However, he doesn’t have much time left to think it over before other residents start behaving dangerously and strangely too.
You don’t need to know what this virus or infection is or where it came from, what matters is that the city is under quarantine in order to prevent virus spreading further. The people left sane (David, his deputy Russell (Joe Anderson), his doctor wife Judy (Radha Mitchell) and her teenage assistant Becca (Danielle Panabaker) have to escape before the virus, the military or the crazies get them.
Eisner shows the infected people with comparative restraint – people look just a little off, but not like flesh-tearing zombies. They’re quite calm, not that far from normal behavior, or at least it seems so until they set house on fire with gasoline. That makes it harder to differ infected people from normal ones and looks much creepier.
The film is being watched with great interest. As it is a remake, it does not have a strong premise to begin with, but still it looks like exciting, tense, and sometimes very scary film. There have to be mentioned two memorable scenes, one with a kitchen knife and the other with a car wash. Eisner is not wallowing or delighting the blood, but simply lets it flow as needed. The movie has everything – none of heavy-handed political or social commentary, comic relief at the proper moments, and suspense when it is called for. Probably the virus is a metaphor for something, but the people don't care about that much.
March 11th, 2010Posted by:
Thursday, March 11th, 2010
|posted by (2010-03-11 21:52:44)|
|thanks for the article SaM|
|Movie was'nt that good in my opinion but then agin someone else might have thought it was good, amyway thanks for the article, ET is aboustely the place to be.|
|I thought it was good but I'm a sucker for these types of movies.|
|Many thanks SaM,good film but original is still better.|
|the movie was aight... thanks for the read sam|
|I loved the movie.....Thanks for the article|
|Nice review sam... thanks!||
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