Zombie Apocalypse (2011) Movie Review

Zombie Apocalypse (2011)

2011 | R | Horror, Sci-Fi, Action
87 minutes /

User Score: 25/100

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Zombie Apocalypse Review


Months after a zombie plague has wiped out 90 percent of the American population, a small group of survivors fight their way cross-country to a rumored refuge on the island of Catalina.

Zombie Apocalypse (2011) is a 1h 27-min rated R UK/American science-fiction action horror movie that was shot at 1333 Willow Street, Los Angeles, California, USA, and Verdugo Hills High School - Tujunga, Los Angeles, California, USA. Director Nick Lyon (Isle of the Dead (2016), They Found Hell (2015), Bullet (2014), Bermuda Triangle North Sea (2011)) failed upon executing this film with entertaining zombie scenes. I am not sure if I should blame writers Craig Engler (Z Nation (2014-2016), Rage of the Yeti (2011)) and Brooks Peck (Rage of the Yeti (2011), D.C.I. (2012), The Universe (2009)) for writing a terrible screenplay or to put the blame on Nick Lyon. The movie contains adult dialogue language, zombie violence and no suspense or tension whatsoever.

Zombie Apocalypse started by giving us a series of flashbacks from the previous six months which was a nice touch, but my readers should know how much I dislike flashbacks. About 80% Europe’s population was infected within 28 days by the VM2 virus after the virus was discovered in a French woman in June 2011. The virus made its way to Japan, Philippines, and the United States making it a global pandemic leading to about ninety percent of the population in the United States to be wiped out by the zombie plague six months later.

Skip forward to the present where Ramona (Taryn Manning - 8 Mile (2002), Hustle & Flow (2005), A Lot Like Love (2005), Orange Is the New Black (2013-2016)), Billie and Kevin exits a cabin to search for food and survivors. It did not take long for a horde of zombies to attack them as they made noise in an auto repair garage. Ramona and Billie (Eddie Steeples - My Name Is Earl (2005-2009), Akeelah and the Bee (2006), Would You Rather (2012), Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012)) decides to join another group who are heading to a survivor camp on Catalina Island.

This movie moves forward from being something that I would not recommend to zombie horror fans. It was somewhat watchable, but it was cheap, a dull bite off of AMC’s The Walking Dead, an incredibly generic movie with nothing new to offer that contains goofy fun ridiculous nonsense. With that said, the actor’s gave us strong performances, but that did not help the movie to be more than an average watch. I am not sure what the budget was, but everything about the film felt cheap, and I have seen movies with minimal budgets that pulled off excellent movies, so there is no excuse.

About Zombie Apocalypse (2011)

Title: Zombie Apocalypse
Original Title: The Last Stand
Year: 2011
Runtime: 87 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 1.25/5 stars from 4 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 4
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Kimberly Ables Jindra, Ving Rhames, Gary Weeks, David Cohen, Taryn Manning, Robert Blanche, Johnny Pacar, Mike Perfetuo, Gerald Webb, Neil H. Berkow, Cleo Berry, Waymond Lee, Eddie Steeples, Javier Flores, Rosibel Hidalgo, Ryan Geoffrey Perez, Kristen Louise Baker, Lloyd Carr, Kelby Floyd, Kerry Himmel, Jennifer Barbosa, Neftali Castrellon, Frank Giarmona, Stephen Holman, Domenic Ricci II, Terry Kenard Barnes, Mikalyn Cavanaugh, Charles K. Gibson Jr., Timothy Ingles, Ralph Smith
Writers: Craig Engler, Brooks Peck
Director: Nick Lyon

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