For April 27th- The Horde (La Horde)

After losing some of my faith in French movies after that debacle with Rapt, I accidentally gave them another chance.  I didn’t know this movie was French until people started talking, so it was very well disguised as an American film.

Story/Writing: .5/2

Not very good as far as zombie flicks go.  In what kind of zombie movie do they never figure out to go for the head?

Acting: .5/2

Jean-Pierre Martins looks exactly like Cheech Marin as a beefed-up French action star.  Claude Perron manages to make what could have been a strong female character into a psychopathic step back for feminism.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

A pretty cool set that manages to be very claustrophobic when it needs to be.  The action is fairly visceral and the handheld shots are pretty good.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

Good zombie effects for the perceived budget.  Reading into some of the blurb reviews, I would disagree with those who think that this is very gory.  Shaun of the Dead was by far more violent, and it was a comedy.

Misc: .5/2

Watchable, but not more than once.

VERDICT: 4.5/10

Perhaps if you are a zombie or horror nerd that wants to branch out you might give this a view, bu the average movie watcher should pass.

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About svolkmer

Photographer. Filmmaker. Nice guy.
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