I have been an Uwe Boll fan for a long time. I have been waiting for this film for quite some time now. It had been a while since I had played the game "Zombie Massacre." The game was created by 1988 games, and has now been remade into a live action movie, produced by Uwe Boll, and directed by two italian directors Luca Boni and Marco Ristori. The film's trailer was released a year back, along with Dr. Boll's upcoming 3rd installment "In the name of the king 3."
Highly trained Militias are sent by the CIA to fight against zombies, and bomb the areas. The protagonist of the film was sentenced to life in prison. The CIA releases him in exchange for his help. The female protagonist is a tough, fearless, swordfighting militia, who is trying to get her job done, while the other two mercenaries by her side, are rather goofy.
One admiring thing that I personally notice in all of Boll's films is his camera, and filters. I don't know how he does it, but the way he shoots his films in such a clear, strong picture, is admiring. It is as if he knows how to balance the coloring of his films, and the brightness, along with its contrast. Rampage for example, is Boll's intriguing filming.
While the story is basic, so was the game when it first came out. What is most fascinating about the story, are the characters. Every scene shows you a different side, and vision of the character, and why they are there, and how they alter their destiny. They characters themselves ask each other why they are there, and what their purpose is, why leaves the viewers to speculate.
I think the most redeeming quality in regards to the film is the use of CGI. First off, the make up for the zombies is excellent. The effects are gory, and twisted! The use of CGI backgrounds, and props is visually striking. One thing is for sure, Boll, Luca, and Marco don't hold back on the effects. Thankfully this film is nothing like "Zombie Nation," that movie doesn't even exist.
The actors are believable, and realistic. And for that, I praise the film. Zombies are becoming more and more popular as the years go by. And while Uwe Boll has been called "the worst director," I deny those statements. I truly admire Uwe Boll's vision, wether he is producing, or directing, he is one of my favorites. I love all of his films. If you are looking for some brutal zombie apocalypse film, or have played the game, give this film a chance, even if you are not a fan of Dr. Boll.