Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dollar Bin Horror Spotlight - Dead Genesis

After a zombie plague has wiped out much of the world, a young documentary film maker joins a ragtag team of soldiers composed of ordinary citizens who have decided to take on the war on zombies despite no formal training.

Zombie films are a dime a dozen these days. There are a few things that can make them stand out - originality or innovation, polished production values, compelling characters or all out zombie carnage. Dead Genesis lacks any of those elements. While it isn't as offensively made as other low or no budget entries of late, it fails to stand out in a crowded market. Zombies as a metaphor on the war on terror, been there done that. Too bad Dead Genesis doesn't have anything to say that hasn't been said before. At the end of it, all Dead Genesis does is recall what other, better zombie films did and makes viewers long for something in that vein. It makes one wonder, what exactly was the point? In his feature length directorial debut, Reese Eveneshen's big misstep is failing to create a film without any distinctive characteristics.


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