26 May 2012
The Living Dead at The Manchester Morgue - Lisa's Review
For this weeks entry, a movie I have actually watched before. Sadly not one I would wish to watch again but did for my other halfs sake this evening. It was just as poor as I remembered the first time around.
I won't go into major detail with this review as its midnight and I'm cream crackered, writing an in depth review about something that isn't bad enough to rant about or good enough to want to recommend seems a bit pointless.
This is a zombie movie and a poor one at that. The basic storyline here is a farm in Windermere has a piece of machinery courtesy of the government being tested on site with a view to eliminate pests, creepy crawlies etc... and how are they going to do this? By making them turn on each other due to heavy doses of radiation.... You can see where i'm going here I'm sure.....
The leading man is a complete w*****. He is rude, obnoxious, sexist and just plain bloody irritating. The leading lady is very easy on the eye but has the screen presence of a wet flannel and acting just as bad. They come together when she accidentally damages his bike with her mini... women drivers eh? Then she's stuck with him from there on. Poor woman....
Due to aforementioned radiation, we start to see zombies (as that obviously is the effect of radiation). The zombie makeup, behaviour and shuffling was actually quite good, its a shame about the rest of the special effects. In a word... terrible! Apart from one axe to the head, which was quite believable, the rest of the effects were something a primary school child could have engineered. The script may have faired better in their hands also.
The only thing I enjoyed about this movie was the Irish police sergeant. Some of his quotes were classic and he made me giggle more than once (unintentionally). I did enjoy him though.
I didn't care how it ended I just wanted it to end and it didn't disappoint with its ridiculously predictable ending.
I've wasted my time watching this, not only once, but twice. I urge you not to do the same.
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