House of the Dead 2: Dead Aim (2005) Movie Review

House of the Dead 2: Dead Aim (2005)

2005 | R | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
95 minutes /

User Score: 60/100


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House of the Dead 2: Dead Aim Review

Synopsis:

A virus breaks out at a university and people start to become zombies. After 29 days, a team of AMS scientists and soldiers are sent in to deal with the problem. But while they search, things go wrong.

House of the Dead 2 (2005) is an American science fiction thriller horror movie that was as dreadful to watch as its sequel to Brightlight PicturesHouse of the Dead (2003). Director Michael Hurst (Room 6 (2006), Ninja (2009), New Blood (2000), Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud (2007)) failed at executing this movie. The movie contains sexual content, brief nudity, bad language, violence, minor blood, and zombies.

House of the Dead 2 takes place not too long after House of the Dead (2003). The movie starts by showing us a Hyper sapiens’ specimen that was infected from the first film and survived which was captured by a professor from Cuesta Verde University. The professor wants to find out why she is immortal and performs many experiments on her rotted body. The professor had lost his noggins when he believed that he perfected a serum that would bring back the dead to live with an immortal life. He was so wrong and probably regretted killing one of his students to try his experiment on. His student came back to life, but she infects the professor and leaves the building. Guess what - the university now has students who are zombies

Ellis (Ed Quinn - Eureka (2006), The Caller (2011), Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004)) is an agent that is on a mission to find agent Alexandra Morgan. He found Agent Alexandra (Emmanuelle Vaugier - Saw II (2005), 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002), Secondhand Lions (2003), Far Cry (2008)) in a restaurant killing several infected people. Ellis and Alexandra are given a new mission at their base, and that is to find the original infected specimen and obtain a blood sample. There is one catch to their mission, the campus that the original specimen is at will be receiving a missile at midnight and that missile will blow up the campus regardless if Ellis and Alexandra are in it. Alexandra, Ellis, and a few soldiers, battle their way through the infected/zombies by executing them.

The movie was a waste of time, and I do not recommend this movie to other fellow horror fans. The graphics were terrible, acting was bad, the dialogue was bad, unrealistic scenes and stupid moves by trained black ops agents that are supposed to be used to dealing with the abnormal environment. Most of the movie did not make sense, and you are left questioning yourself as to why did that character do that when they are supposed to be the best at what they do.


About House of the Dead 2: Dead Aim (2005)

Title: House of the Dead 2: Dead Aim
Original Title: House of the Dead, House of the Dead 2: All Guts, No Glory, House of the Dead II, House of the Dead II: Dead Aim
AKA: House of the Dead 2
Year: 2005
Runtime: 95 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
Reviewer:
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 10 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Sid Haig, James Parks, Danielle Burgio, Nils Allen Stewart, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Ellie Cornell, Robert McMurrer, Sean Kinney, Erik Betts, Jennifer Holland, Sticky Fingaz, Theo Rossi, Cristin Michele, James O'Shea, Patricia Place, Steven Kriozere, Justin Shenkarow, Johnny Nguyen, Dan Southworth, Aaron Rattner, Billy Brown, Victoria Pratt, Mark Gottwald, Drake Zimmerman, Darrell Lee Stallcup, Kathleen LaGue, Masi Oka, Mark A. Altman, Claire Banfield, Chuck Speed
Writers: Peter Scheerer, Michael Roesch, Mark A. Altman
Director: Michael Hurst

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