Director and producer David Cholewa failed miserably at executing this movie. His terrible directing skills showed that this was his first movie. First time writer Vincent Jule did not help the director any bit with his cheesy screenplay. Vincent needs to work on explaining what is taking place and help the audience connect to the characters. They did not explain the mark on Chris’ stomach, how his parents died and what happened between his childhood to now. The director did a poor job at picking the actors, or maybe the actors did not care much about the poor script. Dead Shadows (2012) contains gore, violence, some gruesome scenes, nudity, bad language, alien transformation and bad language. There was a lot of plot holes.
Dead Shadows is about the end of the world apocalypse. The setting was in Paris, France, which made me give the movie an extra star for the scenery. The aliens tried to conquer France before and failed, so they retreated. The aliens returned to France in a comet with a new and improved plan to once again try and take over France. The movie has monsters, zombies, action and love. Chris (Fabian Wolfrom - 3 Days to Kill, E-motions) is a computer technician that lives in a minuscule apartment. His parents died ten years ago on the same day as the Haley Comet. Chris has to try and save the human race from the apocalypse. From this point on, the movie moved fairly fast jumping from one action scene to another without explaining anything.
I gave this movie a three because of the France scenery, the creatures and the effort of the newcomer director and writer. Some of the effects were pretty good, but it lacks good sound effects.
About Dead Shadows (2012)
Starring: Rurik Sallé, Baya Rehaz, John Fallon, Christophe Perez, Johanna Seror, Vanessa Valence, Gilles Barret, Fabian Wolfrom, Laurie Cholewa, Lisette Pires, Margaux Devy, Sylvain Dubois, Julien Dunand, Norbert Ferrer, Blandine Marmigère, Franck Penaud, Caterina Perazzi, Aurèle Petitpierre
Director: David Cholewa
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