Warm Bodies (2013)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) A story with great potential if it was made with a better cast. This movie belongs to Judd Apatow and his “Frat Pack”.
2) A romantic soundtrack with Feist, Bon Iver, M83, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Guns&Roses.

 

CONS –
1) A half-hearted effort from Jonathan Levine

 
QUOTE –
R: This date is not going well. I want to die all over again.

Office Uprising (2018)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) A good story with great potential wasted due to a weak screenplay and lack of star-cast.

 
CONS –
1) A zombie comedy trying to recreate the magic of Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Zombieland (2009) but can’t catch up due to weak screenplay and direction.
2) Except for Karan Soni, the entire cast is disappointing. Brenton Thwaites in the lead makes no sense.

 
QUOTE –
Adam Nusbaum: Desmond, don’t be too sad. We have a killer severance package.

Overlord (2018)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
1) Opening plane shot with paratroopers.
2) End-credits: Nas-Bridging The Gap
3) Corporal Ford vs Captain Wafner

 

CONS –
1) The movie blended two of the most bankable plots of World War II – Operation Overlord and Josef Mengele. Unfortunately, this zombie movie never clicked.
2) Not a single reliable actor with any screen-presence.
3) The entire movie got a very B-grade look.

 
QUOTE –
A thousand year Reich needs thousand year soldiers.

The Night Eats the World (2018)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1) Study of paranoia while alone

 

Cons –
1) In an era of “The Walking Dead”, this movie is redundant and sub-standard
2) Meaningless climax – in fact, there is no climax.
3) Sarah – unnecessary sub-plot adding nothing to the story.

 

Quote –
Sarah:… that you’re the last human on earth? Sorry to disappoint you.

Open Grave (2013)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT –

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) Initial few minutes create curiosity about the story

 

 

Cons –
1) Bad acting and bad direction ruined this film with a potential plot
2) Most zombie-apocalypse movies are full of bloodshed & violence while this movie fails in this department too.

 

 

Quote –
“The mute woman is the answer”

The Wailing (2016)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The open ended story with all sorts of interpretation.
2) Biblical references, Shamanism vs Christianity, Faith – a roller-coaster plot. All credits to the writer-director Na Hong-jin.
3) This movie is a melting-pot for several movie genres like fantasy, horror, zombie, super-natural, thriller and it keeps the audience confused.
4) The movie will get confusing for viewers after a second viewing.
5) The village backdrop with rain – brilliant cinematography.

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

Il-Gwang: If you go fishing, do you know what you’ll catch?
Jong-Goo: No.
Il-Gwang: He’s just fishing. Not even he knows what he’ll catch. He just threw out the bait, and your daughter took it.

Train to Busan (2016)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Climactic zombie train chase scene
2) Ma Dong-seok as Sang-hwa – bad ass – Walking Dead Stuff.

 

Cons –

 

1) Nothing new to offer – generic zombie film
2) Predictable plot – Any episode of Walking Dead will be better than this.

 

Quote –

 
N/A