Monday, March 7, 2016

Extinction (2015)

Current zombie boom brings many new film makers to make zombie movies. Extinction is one of those movies which feel like movie makers are trying new genre. This time it is good thing. Extinction is more of drama of two men and girl living far from society than your regular zombie movies. Zombies are there to give reason why main characters live outside society and move story forward when needed.

Extinction is more art movie and drama than horror or action movie. Movie starts like regular Zombie film during zombie outbreak. Then it jumps nine years ahead when two men and girl live in village without connection to anyone else not even zombies. Two men worker together during opening scene. Nine years after they don't want to have anything to do with each others even though they live right next to each other.

Movie is not hurry to explain what has happened. This is where movie starts to drag. Cinematography is almost only value this parts offers. Nothing happens. It just establishes man with girl really don't like the other man and girl is not too happy to live only inside safety of the gates. After zombies appear we are explained what has happened during nine years we were not shown.

It is clear movie makers were not genre veterans. This gives movie art movie feeling and drama is more mature than your in average horror movies. I would be lying if I said I wasn't bored at times. Ending feels like we have seen this before. Extinction is art movie version of zombie movies. It is not great movie but worth checking if you can endure lack of anything happening during middle part.

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