Written by: thedeadshallrule
Not that the average Horror fan would feel this movie should have a rating of 10 out of 10 skulls, but I do and I will explain why.
First off the acting, the characters gell in a way that I feel would REALLY happen if this situation came upon the earth. Chris Pine nails his character, a carefree, asshole that speaks his mind and drinks alot but not to the point where you dislike his character. You can feel how he feels, he just wants to survive in a world where you can die at any second, trying to do what you have to do. I saw alot of myself in his character. The female leads were polar opposites, yet fit together/meshed. Lou Taylor Pucci plays the younger brother part with finesse. Walking the thin line of being who he is and wearing the hat of younger brother. I LOVE that kind of tension and it plays out to the hilt in this movie!
Second, this isn't a" see how much gore they can fill in the time-frame". Rating is a PG-13. Nor is it a zombie movie, it is a lethal virus playing the lead antagonist, I think the whole motivation behind the idea is "better" than a zombie movie. The movie left me with a feeling of lost depression, but it was fleeting not a horrible lingering feeling. So my fellow Ghouls, it pushed the Horror button that triggers thoughts/feelings and releases the awesome toxin of entertainment through desolation.
Synopsis: Four freinds set out to find an uncontaminated refuge in a world that is ravaged by a lethal virus
I highly recommend giving this dvd a whirl:)