Automaton Transfusion Review
Written by: Dracos Nightmare
Beware: Zombies Don’t Run advocates!!!
Automaton Transfusion is a blood soaked Zombies gone wild ride.
A.T. is an average film, I’ve seen worse “Zombie” Films (28 Weeks Later… Sorry I did not like this one Loved 28 Days Later but 28 Week had One Glaring Plot Hole, see my 28 Weeks Later review) and I’ve seen a hell of a lot better (Romero’s Diary of The Dead). What Automaton Transfusion failed to do was supply me with any real substance, like a conversation with Paris Hilton it’s was all Flashy Jewels and Cleavage or in A.T.’s case Blood and Entrails.
Automaton Transfusion had the ability to be a great film not one that would bring anything new to the table, except for a great fetus eating scene, but a great 90 minute plus gory escape. The two downfalls of this film are probably the two most important components to a film Character Development and Plot Development:
First off there was NO character development at all everyone in the film was simply a generic archetype who seems to be there to provide a meal for the zombies. Our four main character are simply a bad boy outcast The Chubby Friend, The Tokin Black Guy and the Cheerleader who’s dating the bad boy against her “in crowd” friends advice.
Then there’s the secondary characters the parent with a secret, the jocks and cheerleader at a local home alone house party who are the meat for the feast.
So where’s the plot?
It finally appears about an hour and 20 minutes into the film with a quick five minute scene of exposition where someone the main characters (but we’ve never met or seen a glimpse of on screen) knows reveals that he’s an army operative left to supervise an experiment to see if a virus created in the late 70’s to reanimate the dead to turn them into soldiers, where in the 70’s the experiment went wrong and now they’re making another go at it to see if they can now control the undead and that the city and suburb that they live in are all unknowing test subjects and that there’s a… say with me now… GASP… and antigen to reject the zombie virus that the outsiders dad, who’s also an army operative created and it’s at the zombie infested morgue!
But apparently when the credits roll just when the plot appears we are treated to a cliffhanger and a To Be Continued…
Is there an Automaton Transfusion 2… 3… 4… etc.? Or did the writer/director dig himself a hole that he couldn’t back out of?