Undead Movie Review
What would you get if you took "Shaun of the Dead," stripped it of its budget and removed all intelligence from the film? Well, you might get "Undead," an almost-smart but ultimately idiotic zombie film that is pretty much impossible to watch straight through without hitting the fast-forward button a couple of times.
"Undead," an Australian film, is about a small fishing village that is struck by a series of small meteorites (that somehow manage to cause no craters) that carry with them a disease that turns people into the undead. Underneath it all is an alien scheme to take over the world, which lends the film at least some originality, but the mundane series of events are so eye-rolling it is impossible to enjoy. The most important thing to remember is that this movie is a comedy, which I was not aware of before I started watching it, but even still, the comedy is so lame-brained and bland, you probably won't laugh the entire time. Basically, "Undead" is a complete waste of time.
Bad acting, low production values, a terrible script and even worse special effects make this the least-scary, least-believable, and least funny zombie flick to come along in a very long time. All it made me do was make me want to watch "Shaun of the Dead" again just so I could remember what a good zombie comedy was like. In fact, I bet that when "Undead" was made it wasn't even intended to be a comedy; the studio executives just decided to market it as one once they saw how laughably bad it was.
As Halloween nears the temptation will be to check out new horror movies... I suggest you stay clear of "Undead" unless you want to be as brainless as the characters in the film.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.