Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle Panabaker
Find it online: IMDB
Something special for alla y'all today. Featuring the guest voice of an actual, real human female (with breasts and everything). It's a review of the recent Crazies remake. Not only is the girl a girl, but she doesn't like horror either. How will a non-horror-fan lady react to The Crazies? Is it a movie you should take your ladyfriend to see?!? Tune in to find out.
Based on the George Romero cult classic, The Crazies sees a small American town go looney mental after their drinking water is poisoned during an incident with an aeroplane. Sheriff David Dutton (Olyphant) and pregnant doctor wife Judy (Mitchell) are amongst the not-mad people, fighting for survival against the zombielike Crazies and, because the military love to cover things up, the American military.
THE LADY GIRL FEMALE NON-HORROR FAN'S OPINION:
The Crazies (still)
The Crazies does sometimes portray the female as a pathetic and weak species; there are numerous scenes that show Radha Mitchell’s character needing rescuing, up to the point where I was literally telling her out loud to not walk where she was. I think the film could have excelled itself if it added that extra dimension. ROLL OVER FOR SPOILERS: Perhaps if it was the young Becca, instead of Russell, who heroically walked to her death in front of the military rather than unceremoniously getting hung in a car wash, then perhaps I would have walked away more empowered - rather than wishing I was Timothy Olyphant, who quite obviously is impenetrable to any pain. END SPOILERS.
This action/horror/zombie genre film was not as bad, or as gruesome as one may expect – even for those who dislike this type of picture in general. There are more than a few jumpy scenes for the adrenaline to start pumping, and definitely a sufficient amount of zombie action. Go and see it.
Lesson learned: Men and Ladies alike want to be Timothy Olyphant. Nobody wants to be Radha Mitchell. The Crazies is something that even non-genre fans will enjoy, whilst it's a remake that even your grumpy ol' horrorhead can watch without getting too pissed off.