Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Crazies: My Review

Yesterday, I had some time to kill, so I decided to catch a matinee showing of Breck Eisner's remake of George Romero's 1973 cult classic (which I haven't seen) The Crazies. The film stars Timothy Olyphant, whom I thought was Josh Duhamel until about half-way through the film as David Dutton; the sheriff of a small town in Iowa, whose residents are slowly becoming insane and murderous for no apparent reason. I enjoyed Olyphant's portrayal as the concerned civil servant trying to save his town, and Radha Mitchell is equally enjoyable as his wife and town doctor; Judy Dutton.
The movie moves along at a good pace, with some high-tension moments, good scares, and creepy acting on the part of the infected townsfolk. I kinda felt that the military presence and cover-up thing was a little weak at times and actually took away from the central story of a sheriff, his wife, deputy and friend trying to get out of the town alive. Also, the ending was a nice nod to a classic zombie flick which I count among my favorites. All in all I'd give it three out of four stars, or skulls, or whatever.

1 comment:

  1. I want to see this. I laughed when reading -timothy olyphant whom i thought was josh duhamel until about halfway through-