Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption (2011) Movie Review

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Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption (2011)

2011 | R | Horror, Action
101 minutes / 1h 41min

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Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption Plot Synopsis:

At the end of civilization, zombies greatly outnumber humans and everyday is a fight to see tomorrow. Just when he is about to give up that fight, rugged wanderer John Knox winds up being saved by a ragtag group of survivors lead by a man named Moses. After initial suspicion, Knox proves his worth and slips into his new family in the wasteland, but one day a war party of maniacal raiders assaults the camp, killing or kidnapping everybody in sight. It's up to Knox and the few who escaped the attack to gather what resources they can (including zombies!) and launch an all-or-nothing attack on the raiders' home fortress.

Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption (2011) Review

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.

  • Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 3
  • Overall Score: 3.13
  • IMDB: 3.2

About Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption 2011

Title: Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption
Year: 2011
Runtime: 101 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Action
Reviewer: Score: 1.5 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 1.57/5 stars from 530 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 530 MPAA Rating: R
Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption Cast Starring: John Migliore, Kef Lee, Jeff Hill, Bill Lumbert, Rebecca Mccarthy, Fred Williamson, Logan Fry, Aaron Saxton, Angela Miller, Patricia Lynne Cissell, Ron Zill, Joe Kras, Steven Hurbis, Jerry Jankiewicz, Lawrence W. Leach, Robert Wagner, Chanteal Matthews, Mark Brzezinski, Russell Sheets, Gerald Wayne Potter, Jimmy Corner, Sabrina Vest, Jennifer Searles, Adam J. Fallscheer, DaJuan Rippy, Christine Hwang, Victor Karvelis, Johnny Lechner, Mat Brzezinski, Jeffrey Sill
Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption Writers: Ryan Lieske, Matthew O'Day, Ryan Thompson
Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption Director: Ryan Thompson
Production: Pacific Entertianment
Language: English
Country: USA