Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption (2011) Movie Review

Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption (2011)

2011 | R | Horror, Action
101 minutes /

User Score: 64/100

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Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption Review


In a world where zombies outnumber humans 10,000 to one, it is impossible to tell the difference between men and the monsters.

Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption (2011) is a 1h 41-min rated R American action horror film that was shot in Detroit, Michigan, USA; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Barstow, California, USA and Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Director, producer, editor, cinematographer and co-writer Ryan Thompson (Zombie Apocalypse (2010), Anthology of Terror: Prelude (2010), Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption (2011), Kramer for Hire (2012)) also acted in his creation. Ryan is not a pro in the movie industry and just took on too many jobs at once which resulted in the film to flop miserably. Ryan should have added a new element to the script/movie, so it stands out from the rest of its kind, but Ryan stuck to what is familiar to him - bad move. The script was weak, faceless and was a cliche to so many other zombie related movies.

Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption revolves around human trying to survive after being outnumbered by zombies at the end of civilization. Moses and his group saved John Knox (Johnny Gel - Year of the Rat (2011), The Spirit of Mumbai (2014), Kramer for Hire (2012)) just when he was about to give up. Moses (Fred Williamson - Starsky & Hutch (2004), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), MASH (1970), Black Caesar (1973)) was not at ease with John, but John convinced him that he is good and joined his new family in the wastelands. Raiders attacked their camp and killed everyone in sight leaving John and whoever else that escape, no choice but to join forces with some zombies and retaliate.

I am not a fan of the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE franchise and did not expect much from this movie. I was so happy that I did not put up my expectations because they would not have been met with this tragedy that is called a film. It appears as though the screenwriter was somewhat lazy and focused a little too much on paying tribute/homage to films from the past which was a little amusing. The bad acting, weak special effects, terrible makeup job for the zombies which looks totally fake and many other factors did not help this film. Joseph Scott Anthony, Johnny Gel, Fred Williamson, and Alicia Clark gave us decent performances, but it was not perfect in any way and was not enough to help Redemption to receive a better score. With all said, the visual presentation and soundtrack which fits the mood of the film was nicely done, but that does not make the movie better and definitely not worth seeing. Zombie horror fans will hugely be disappointed when they see this film if they have not as yet.

About Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption (2011)

Title: Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption
Original Title: Z-War, Zombie Apocalypse 2
Year: 2011
Runtime: 101 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Action
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.2/5 stars from 28 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 28
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: John Migliore, Jeff Hill, Kef Lee, Aaron Saxton, Bill Lumbert, Fred Williamson, Rebecca Mccarthy, Logan Fry, Patricia Lynne Cissell, Joe Kras, Angela Miller, Damon Robinson, Gillian Dawson, Eric Adam Swenson, Marly Green, Didrik Davis, Danny Wright, Bernie Juozapaitis, Marvin Horner, Reese Manning, Malorie Alton, Wayne Moy, Katie Oliver, Geralyn Clark, Sarah Rodriguez-Borgman, Rose DiNardo, Matt Tankersley, Danny Hajduk, Vong Lee, Brianna Wybranowski
Writers: Ryan Lieske, Matthew O'Day, Ryan Thompson, John Tillotson
Director: Ryan Thompson

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