Saturday, December 15, 2018

Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018)

I didn't know we were still doing sequels of the "of the dead" movies but here we are!  This is a "re-imagining" of (I guess) both the 1985 classic and the 2008 remake.  This gets a 0 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and a 3 on IMDB, so looks like we're in for some fun!

There's been yet another zombie outbreak and medical student Zoe is a lucky survivor, ending up at a military base/refugee camp, High Rock Emergency Bunker.  Five years into the apocalypse, they've lost contact with other outposts and are fairly isolated.  They do tests on blood samples from the zombies (dubbed "rotters") in order to find a potential cure.

When a little girl at the camp, Lily, becomes ill, several people from the camp go on a supply run for medication.  They run into a number of rotters, including Max, who pre-apocalypse tried to rape Zoe.  Of course he manages to randomly travel back with them by hanging onto the undercarriage of the car, which seems pretty unfeasible but okay. 

They catch Max and chain him up, somewhat proving that he's not entirely a zombie, just sort of, since he can still decide not to bite Zoe instead of mindlessly munching on her.  While his blood proves helpful towards Zoe's efforts at a vaccine, he's not exactly great at following directions.  But he's just such an annoying and non-scary zombie, just repeating "you are mine" over and over. 

There's no point to a lot of remakes, and especially "re-imaginings" but this movie was just....whatever.  The zombies were pretty lame, pretty much everyone was unlikable, and the vaccine was really the only "story."  It may seem obvious, but pass on this one.