Zombie Diaries 2 (2011) Movie Review

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Zombie Diaries 2 (2011)

2011 | R | Horror, Sci-Fi, Action
88 minutes / 1h 28min

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Zombie Diaries 2 Plot Synopsis:

Three months have passed since a viral outbreak wiped out 99.9% of the world's population, turning its victims into flesh-eating living dead. In the UK, a surviving band of soldiers and civilians have taken refuge at a rural military barracks. Life in this new world is tough and brutal, but hope appears when a high level communication is received from a military base on the coast, telling of sanctuary elsewhere in Europe... But just as salvation appears to be in reach, the base suffers an overwhelming defeat at the hands of the living dead! The surviving handful of troops and civilians must now make their way to the coast to uncover the truth behind the message. Their perilous journey takes them across a now treacherous, death-ravaged landscape, where the living dead are vast in number and wandering bandits impose their own malicious sense of law and order. What follows is a journey into hell and a desperate battle against all odds for the very survival of the human race.

Zombie Diaries 2 (2011) Review

Zombie Diaries 2 (2011) is a 1h 28- min rated R British science-fiction action horror film that is a sequel to The Zombie Diaries (2006) and was shot in several locations in England, UK. Directors Michael G. Bartlett (The Zombie Diaries (2006), Treehouse (2014)) and Kevin Gates (The Zombie Diaries (2006), Tales from the Graveyard: The Clophill Archives (2013)) failed upon executing this film. Kevin Gates wrote the weak screenplay and co-directed Zombie Diaries 2. The movie contains sexually graphic content, violence, gore, bad language, and few frightening scenes.

Military photographer, Jonesy (Rob Oldfield - Grantchester (2016), Kochadaiiyaan (2014), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (2010)) and his team are trying their best to survive the zombie apocalypse by staying in a remote beachside compound. Jonesy found archive the birthday footage of a family celebrating their daughter’s birthday while trying their best to pretend their lives are normal although their only light sources are the video camera and candles.

Jonesy took in the last survivor, Leanne (Alix Wilton Regan - The Isle (2016), Dragon Age: Inquisition - Trespasser (2015), The Amazing World of Gumball (2011-2015), Mass Effect 3 (2012)) from the previous movie. He also took in some other people who are both infected and healthy and tries to make the best of it as long as possible or until the zombies finally got into their safe heaven and all hell breaks loose. Leanne, Jones, and a few soldiers escape alive and found a cabin that they stayed for the night but had no choice but to flee not too long after. Will the group survive the zombies or the humans that are out theirs?

Zombie Diaries was not a pleasant experience and is something that I would not recommend to my fellow zombie fans as it was a disaster film that was all over the place. The script and direction are to be blamed for this movie falling under. The cast gave us decent performances but sadly it was not enough to save the movie from being a somewhat decent watch. I kept looking at the time throughout the film and kept thinking - what in the world did I get myself into this time again? There was no improvement on the mistakes the previous movies made.

The make-up job was insufficient, and the zombies were non-threatening leaving the film to have mostly non-existent scares. The DVD cover was extremely misleading with its artwork as there was no humongous ruined cityscape except for an old barn which was not ruined. I felt as though the rape scenes were not needed and the movie was an utter waste of my time and other zombie fans.

  • Zombie Diaries 2 Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 2
  • Overall Score: 3.17
  • IMDB: 3.8

About Zombie Diaries 2 2011

Title: Zombie Diaries 2
Year: 2011
Runtime: 88 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action
Score: 1 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 1.59/5 stars from 2,254 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 2,254
MPAA Rating: R
Zombie Diaries 2 Cast Starring: Vicky Araico, Mike Ray, Russell Jones, Philip Brodie, Jonnie Hurn, Alix Wilton Regan, Chris Vincent, Rob Oldfield, Andy Jones, Toby Bowman, Ian Smale, Okorie Chukwu, Joshua Dunlop, Doris Knight, Hiram Bleetman, Chris Martin Hill, Josh Myers, Matt Nickolay, Marshall Griffin, Caitlyn Ramos-Stovin, Toby Nicholas, Jody Neil Ruth, Rufus Graham, Adam Fellows, Craig Stovin, Dan Rutter, Criselda Cabitac, Matt Farthing, Aj Williams, Amanda Sterkenburg
Zombie Diaries 2 Writers: NA
Zombie Diaries 2 Director: Michael Bartlett, Kevin Gates, Michael G. Bartlett
Production: Dimension Films
Language: English
Country: UK