Saturday, 10 November 2012
Review: 2 Hours (2012)
First I´d like to thank the filmmakers for providing me with a link where I could watch their movie.
A nameless survivor (Josh Merrill) is ambushed and infected with the virus, a beautiful gift to the world. 2 Hours is written by Josh Merill and is directed, shot and edited by Michael Ballif. The acting is good, Josh Merill´s nameless main character more or less carries the whole film on this shoulders and manages to do so which is quite impressive. Very nicely shot and edited, there is a fair amount of point of view footage but the flick doesn´t rely only on it and I think the pov scenes works well in the context of the film. The soundtrack by Keaton Andersson is very nice. The running time is about 25 minutes and it´s a nice 25 minutes. There is some brief gore, some practical stuff like zombies biting, ripping through intestines but mostly it´s computer rendered squibs as zombies gets shot. In my opinion the fx looked good, the make-up fx design for the living dead is also nice. There is no T & A in this.
Rating: 6½ out of 7. A very nice short film in the living dead genre. Quite an accomplishment based on the fast that it was shot by a skeleton crew of only three people. I´d love to see them develop this into a feature film.