Self Conscious, Well Written, Fun Film! (by randolull)
I find too many people have too many expectations for films. When that happens they forget to watch something objectively and not mix in what they expect to see from a film exactly the way they want to see it. This can in all actuality never happen! Too many people are also far too often mistaken by the genre of the film. Like with this film here, many seem to expect to see an epic ultra high budget video game adaptation made as a super serious thriller. But this is clearly not what was intended here. This film is self conscious about its humor, storytelling, action, acting and its budget. <more>
Truth be told, I saw this film with a good friend just now and I have to say that we are very critical. But we both found this film very clear about what it was trying to do. This film is very entertaining and a lot of fun! They have done a great job at doing the best they can on a lower budget. Overall good acting, good directing and good writing! Also the technical side of the film is very pleasant. Good camera-work with a lot of creativity which keeps you interested. It all is put together with good editing. All in all, A lot of fun!
This is a great movie. It is very scary. It has great special effects. It also has a great story line. It also has great acting. 5.2 is a good ratting. But this is such a great movie. That 5.2 is underrating it. This movie is a 9. It is one of the best horror movies of all time. If it does not scary you no movie will. It is a very scary movie. See this movie. It is a great movie. Great movie great movie great movie great movie. See it see it see it see it see it. I need more lines and I am running out of things to say. Great movie great movie great movie great movie great movie.
ZOMBREX: STAY HUMAN (by nogodnomasters)
Chase Jesse Metcalfe is a reporter caught in a quarantine during a zombie outbreak. A drug keeps people from turning into zombies with a daily dose. Suddenly the drug has become defective and a free for all ensues as Chase teams up with Virginia Madsen and Meghan Ory as they attempt to survive zombies, gangs, and the government who want to fire bomb the zone.This is a very funny film as Frank West Rob Riggle provided us with frank survivor commentary to the dismay of his host. The film showed no signs it was based on a video game. There was a nice personal touch when Madsen, who has lost <more>
a daughter ,makes a smiley face PB&J sandwich for Chase. If she had just cut the crusts off.Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
Dead Rising: Watchtower is easily the best video game adaptation to date, fun filled, blood soaked entertainment. (by MoviesReviews101)
Dead Rising: Watchtower is based on the video game which is one of my favourite ones, so don't expect to get a Walking Dead level story. This story ends up giving us everything you would expect to see from Dead Rising video game, it has all of the traits with the wacky over the top weapons and blood splatter around every corner. The most important word to describe this film world be fun but you could use enjoyable or easy to watch. I personally really enjoyed this because I am a fan but I could understand the non-fans thinking this is just another zombie film. As a fan I will rate this <more>
high because it could easily be put in the list of good video game adaptations. 7/10 Actor ReviewMeghan Ory: Crystal O'Rourke is the infected woman who knows how to survive zombies but she is running low on Zomdrex, meaning she has to fight her way through the zombies to look for her next dose. Meghan does a good job as the kick ass heroine of the piece. 7/10 Virginia Madsen: Maggie is a grieving mother who loses her daughter to the zombie outbreak and ends up teaming up with Crystal and Chase to try and survive. Virginia gives a solid supporting performance but it really here to show the human effect of the outbreak. 6/10 Jesse Metcalfe: Chase Carter is an aspirating reporter who finds himself in the middle of a zombie outbreak where his dreams of a story go against his quest for survival. Jesse does a good job in the lead role playing a character that is very similar for Frank West from the original game. 7/10 Dennis Haysbert: General Lyons is the man in charge of the quarantine and the plan to firebomb the town, he makes himself look like the hero of the situation even though he has an alternative motive. Dennis plays the traditional General role solid but never offers anything new to the idea but doesn't need to. 7/10 Rob Riggle: Frank West provides a running commentary from a newsroom on how to survive the situation and simply not holding back on his comments. Rob steals every scene he is in as the charismatic Frank West the survivor from the original game. 8/10 Support Cast: Dead Rising: Watchtower has a large supporting cast that includes the other people trapped inside the walls be it the good or the twisted, as well as the military outside the wall with Chase's plucky partner trying to uncover the story from the outside.Director Review: Zach Lipovsky – Zach does a good job here which is surprising after his last outing. 7/10 Action: Dead Rising: Watchtower is filled with plenty of blood coated action throughout. 9/10 Horror: Dead Rising: Watchtower puts us into a zombie outbreak making it feel like we are trapped much like the games. 8/10 Thriller: Dead Rising: Watchtower does keep you wanting to see what happens next and who will turn up around the next corner. 8/10 Settings: Dead Rising: Watchtower creates the isolation for our survivors as they become trapped inside the town. 9/10 Special Effects: Dead Rising: Watchtower uses great special effects with the zombie kills throughout the film. 9/10 Suggestion: Dead Rising: Watchtower is one for all the zombie fans to enjoy, it is really just fun and enjoyable to watch. Zombie Fans Watch Best Part: Frank West everything about him was great. Worst Part: It won't please the serious zombie fans. Action Scene Of The Film: Final fight. Funniest Scene: Frank West interviews.Believability: No 0/10 Chances of Tears: No 0/10 Chances of Sequel: Could easily have one, depends how popular it was. Post Credits Scene: No Similar Too: Dead Rising Video Game.Oscar Chances: No Runtime: 1 Hour 58 MinutesOverall: Dead Rising: Watchtower is easily the best video game adaptation to date, fun filled, blood soaked entertainment. Rating 85
Great stuff, dark humour and zombie stomping action !! (by Fourstrawberries)
I loved this film. From almost the beginning a thread of dark humour followed the plot that kept a wry smile on my face. The usual servings of political, criminal and military bad guys who richly deserve a gruesome end, and the poor innocent zombies just being zombies. Toss in a miracle drug called "Zombex" of course! and a raft of home-made anti zombie weaponry of mixed effectiveness and you have a movie worthy of a night in. The survivor of the last zombie outbreak being interviewed on a live news show is hilarious, but those who think this was the only humour have missed a lot. <more>
Video Game Movie; "Evil Dead" Style! (by sajeannekozi)
I love Zombies done well & they did them very well. I think some of the low ratings came from people who didn't understand what they were watching. Just remember to think Novice Video Gamer as you watch. This is the first movie think game levels & the main character is a novice gamer so he makes mistakes & he loses his weapons too often... I don't play that way but a novice gamer might. This movie is meant to be fun - like a video game! And it is!!! BONUS: Rob Riggle is HILARIOUS!