Monday, June 27, 2011

Movie Review Monday

It's that time of year where our regular shows have ended and we're caught up with our recorded back log. Because of that, we watch a lot of movies. I have two reviews for you today.

Dead Snow (2009)

I loved this movie! LOVED IT! I remember seeing the trailer for it a while ago, but I never got around to watching it. It's been on my Instant list forever, so we watched it this weekend.

It's a Norwegian zombie film that tells the story of a group of kids who go to a secluded cabin in the mountains for Easter break. While there, they are attacked by Nazi zombies. NAZI ZOMBIES! Does it get any better?

I'm sure some of you are furrowing your brow and wrinkling your nose, but it was a very entertaining film. It had a lot of humor and pretty good special effects. It was very gory and bloody. My kind of film! The Evil Dead movies and Army of Darkness had a big influence on this film, which was fabulous because those are some of my favorite films.

I highly recommend this film, especially if you are a fan of the zombie genre. It's only an hour and a half, but it's time well spent!

Black Death (2010)

This film we picked randomly off the Instant play list. As you can infer from the title, it was about the bubonic plague.

The movie was about a priest who leaves the monastery to help some of the Bishop's soldiers find a village that hasn't been ravaged by the pestilence. There are rumors of witchery and necromancy, so they are going to put a stop to it. Along the way, he is changed by the journey.

The movie wasn't bad. It highlighted the ideals of Christianity and how destructive it could be and how unwavering people were in their beliefs. It also examined human frailty and what people become if they are pushed too far.

I would recommend this film. It was slow in some parts and a little cliche in others, but overall it was worth it.

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