“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Zombie Nation (2004)
How bad is it? It's Ulli Lommel's worst film.
Should you see it? No.
No, they're not raccoons or goths, but zombies
A psychotic cop kills the women he arrests, they become zombies and then get revenge. Ulli Lommel has directed a number of turkeys, but this is his worst. I found it hard to sit through - the biggest laugh is the zombie make-up and the photo above shows that. There's an actor who cannot hide his German accent. The sets are minimalist at best. Some characters just show up and disappear. Camera crew and lights show up in reflections. Two cameras of very different quality were used and cutting between them is jarring. There are scenes where people act like people never do in real life. The ending is ludicrous. You do get to see a bald fat man get spanked - repeatedly.