I’m back on low-rated, zombie movies for a few weeks starting with State of Emergency. Here’s what it’s about:
“Chaos consumes a small town when a chemical facility explodes releasing a deadly toxin. Moments after the leak, the town’s residents show signs of mutation, causing the military to quarantine the area leaving any survivors helpless and trapped inside. The story follows Jim, a young man isolated within the red zone, as he eludes flesh eating zombies in an attempt to win back his freedom.”
This movie has pretty decent reviews for a low-budget zombie movie and an overall 5.3 rating on IMDB, but I don’t get it. There was nothing that stood out as different or interesting about this one. I can put up with a slow paced zombie movie if I like the character or care how the characters are developing. In this case, the characters bored me to death. When the characters are flat, the movie better have A LOT of bloody zombie actions, but in this movie the zombies seemed to be an after thought and were sadly missing in action.
This is one I found myself checking email 15 minutes in. If you read my reviews, you know what that means. I’m going to cut the review short on this one and recommend you skip a viewing of State of Emergency.
My Rating: 1.5 out of 5 Bloody Brains
Please leave zombie movie suggestions in the comments.
I prefer movies rated below a 4 on IMDB.