Survival of the dead 2009 movie review ” Slow-beginning gory comedy. Not what I expected”- (6.5/10)

Intro

Survival of the dead is, according to Wikipedia and Google, a 2009 American horror film. It actually is a post-apocalyptic film which has gore and comedy, in my opinion. If you want horror or fear factor, don’t watch the film and stop reading this review now …

Setting

The film setting was all natural, yet not especially scary considering the world had been almost take over by zombies. It didn’t allow cornering of zombies which was a little disappointing. For a low cost production however the outside environment did convey natural beauty and was believable for the plot.

Music

The basey notes were effective for sinister scenes and for building up tension more spritely sounds were applied well.

Plot

The plot was not too complex, but a little difficult to decipher at times due to a multitude of sides and relations. Rivalry helped the plot, and it was kept light-hearted and amusing throughout, despite the sinister outcomes. It had plenty of gore and was good as a comedy. The effects were non-existent, and it took a significant chunk of time to get into from the start. Fortunately by the end it had redeemed itself as a lighthearted gory zombie comedy. If indeed such a thing exists. As for being what I expected or scary though, the plot didn’t help the setting recover this.

Summary

Slow to build with limited effects but lighthearted at every opportunity which most sci-fi movies don’t have. The setting seemed good for low cost, and gore was well implemented. Not what I expected, but as a gory comedy, good. Watch if you have time. Nothing spectacular.

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