Movie Review: Osombie

Back to zombie movie reviews with Osombie. Here’s what it’s about:

Dusty is on a mission to rescue her brother, a conspiracy theorist who’s convinced Osama bin Laden is still alive. But while in Afghanistan, she discovers that the terrorist has risen — and is building a zombie army to carry out his evil bidding.

While I liked the idea of this movie, the first word that comes to mind is ‘boring’. I lost interest pretty quick and checked email 15 minutes in. I didn’t completely hate it though. The characters were likable and the zombie make up was pretty good. The main problem is that the characters sat around talking about their lives in between zombie attacks. Really? In a zombie movie? We don’t care about the characters’ background stories. Show us a little personality before they’re zombie kibble and that’s enough. Let us love the character or despise the character so we can cry or cheer when their necks and guts are ripped out. And the plot needed more about Osama bin Laden rising as a zombie. Something you really should consider if you’ve got it as a major part in the film’s description.

2 1/2 out of 5

Movie Review: Day of Darkness

C’mon people, Day of Darkness was awesome! It’s so memorable, it’s one of my all time favorite zombie movies.

When a comet strikes Earth and kicks up a cloud of toxic dust, hundreds of humans join the ranks of the living dead. But there’s bad news for the survivors: The newly minted zombies are hell-bent on eradicating every last person from the planet. For the few human beings who remain, going head to head with the flesh-eating fiends is their only chance for long-term survival. Yet their battle will be dark and cold, with overwhelming odds.

This movie goes beyond zombies and turns humans into incubators for alien parasites, and in a not so nice way. I can’t spoil this one, so you’ll have to watch to find out or go read another review. It’s some of the weirdest shit I’ve seen in a movie and not for the squeamish. One of the things I liked about this movie is that it brought together a diverse group of survivors who couldn’t get along or work together, and the low budget actors played their parts well. There wasn’t a lot of zombie action in this one though, which brought my rating down a bit.


Hear What? (Honorable Mention)

“Can you hear that?”

“Hear what?”

“The moaning.”

Steve laughed. “What exactly do you think is behind those doors? A whore house?”

“Very funny.” Mira crossed her arms. “Go knock. I dare you.”

Steve walked half way up the steps, paused and read the mailbox. “I’ll be damned. Death’s Door.”

The 55 Word Challenge is a contest to write a story in 55 words or less. The challenge runs every Wednesday, beginning at noon and ends every Thursday at noon, and is hosted by author Lisa McCourt Hollar.
My Past Winners & Honorable Mentions: Green is Bad, Fluffy, Hear What?

Movie Review: Day of the Dead

I’ve heard a lot of people complain about the 2008 version of Day of the Dead, so I went into the viewing with low expectations. Maybe that’s why I thought it wasn’t spectacular, but I enjoyed it. I think this film stands on it’s own though, and any reference to it being a remake is ridiculous. Maybe that’s one thing turning people off. I suppose my favorite part of the film is that it takes place in Leadville, Colorado, me being a Colorado girl and all. I did have a problem with the cause of the zombies being a biological weapon, created by the government. Anyone who knows anything about Leadville knows there are already enough toxins in the environment to turn the entire state into the walking dead. All kidding aside, I love horror movies where women kick butt, and I think Mena Suvari did a pretty good job, leading the fight against the zombies. I was even okay with the superhuman zombies. How they transformed and how quickly they burned sent me into a, “Yeah, whatever” moment though. I also thought a larger budget film should have created better gory torture scenes than a bunch of crazed zombies biting the crap out of people. Oh, and holding the zombie captive was just stupid.


Jesus Answers a Question

I’m doing something different this week. I’ve been so busy I couldn’t think what to write, so God intervened. I was reading The Bible and ran across Luke 5:33-39 a few days ago:

Jesus Questioned About Fasting

33 They said to him, “John’s disciples often fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours go on eating and drinking.”

34 Jesus answered, “Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? 35 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; in those days they will fast.”

36 He told them this parable: “No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. 37 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. 38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. 39 And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for they say, ‘The old is better.’”

So . . . yeah . . . Jesus includes wine in his parable . . . so what’s your point?

We all get too comfortable and set in our ways and beliefs whether we apply this passage to our faith or everyday life. I’m giving us all something to think about while we enjoy a glass of white or red this Wine Wednesday. Look inside yourself for your own comfort zone and seek ways to venture outside of it. Drop back tomorrow and share on what you find out about yourself.

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