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Apex Rising (2016)

category: movie
usa, 116 min.

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Joe Ciminera ... Businessman
James Terriaca ... Mayor
Keeler Jay Vernon ... Half Breed Leader
Tiffany Browne-Tavarez ... Girlfriend
Robert Youngren ... Police Commissioner
Matthew Burns ... Jasons Buddy
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James Carey ... Scientist
Robert Sandorf ... Bigote
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ZMDB rating: 6/10 (1 votes)

A virus has gotten loose into the world, changing anyone infected into a zombie. The dead are soon rising from their graves. But that was in the past, it turns out. The Mayor is being interviewed, saying that things have returned to normal. There's actually a serum to turn the zombies back into humans. But what are the side effects of this formula? Could it make the zombies more dangerous? How will society react to the newly restored dead. What rights will they have? What the mayor's dirty little secrets? How could greed put them all in danger? Will the zombie apocalypse restart?

Zombometer rating: 5 / 5
Curing the zombies

Movie keywords:
horror, comedy, feature film
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Lots of Potential, But Fals Short

Apex Rising has a lot of interesting ideas within it's confine. The effects of the cure have a lot of potential. The way society reacts to the living zombies has some interesting possibilities as well. The movie has some great moments that harken back to the excellent British series, In The Flesh. There are some blood and gore scenes and with some sex. The make-up has some good moments as well. The plot, however, is a victim of a being too ambitious for what the creators can afford to do. The movie really couldn't live up to what the dialogue was promising. The side effects of the cure really don't get played up enough. Why do the living zombies put up with the terrible behavior of those around them? This lack of fighting back causes the zombies to be viewed as week. The sympathy in the film is created by having short vignettes. But these short passages really fail to generate much sympathy for the living dead. It also strains credulity that the mayor and his associates could wield so much power. An attempt to explain the lack of state of Federal involvement falls pretty flat. It just didn't sound believable. And the storytelling at the end becomes very scattershot. And the ending really felt like there was nothing to it. Still, I do applaud their efforts for attempting it. It had a lot of ambition, but it just didn't quite reach the best level. I give Apex Rising a 6 out of 10.
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