World War Dead: Rise of the Fallen (2015)23K
World War Dead: Rise of the Fallen: Directed by Freddie Hutton-Mills, Bart Ruspoli. With Philip Barantini, Robert Bladen, Kacey Clarke, Sólveig Eva. To celebrate the centenary of WW1, a TV Documentary team travels to the Somme to put together a ratings smash about new mysteries relating to the famous battle. However, what they unearth is far from a new story of those that died 100 years ago – but an army of the undead and a brand new war.
“I happened to stumble upon u0026quot;World War Dead: Rise of the Fallenu0026quot; by sheer luck. And being the zombie fan that I am, of course I picked up the movie to watch without hesitation.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBut, as most zombie movies go, u0026quot;World War Dead: Rise of the Fallenu0026quot; turned out to be another generic zombie movie. Zombie soldiers doesnu0026#39;t hardly seem all that interesting anymore. And shifting the focus from the Nazis of World War II to soldiers from World War I hardly made much of a difference.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis whole movie was essentially one big plot hole. There were so many things throughout the movie that made little sense. For example, the lanterns still had petroleum in them even after almost 100 years of being unattended to, the zombie soldiers had managed to remain hidden in the area for almost 100 years, and the mine field had persisted for 100 years as well. Sure, very realistic. Which then takes me to the zombies. While they looked decent enough and were more than just guys with their faces painted grey, then it was really difficult to take them as serious ravenous undead with that laughable sound they made.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe acting in the movie was adequate, though it was painstakingly clear that the performers were struggling and suffering from having a script that could essentially be boiled down to a single page.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe thing that bothered me the most in u0026quot;World War Dead: Rise of the Fallenu0026quot; was the hand-held camera views. That just does absolutely nothing for me. It doesnu0026#39;t add to a sense of it being realistic or that you are feeling like you are there yourself. No. All it does it irritate me because I paid money for the movie, I invest time to sit down and watch it, and I am rewarded with shoddy camera work that I could do myself with my DV camera.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;World War Dead: Rise of the Fallenu0026quot; is not a particular noteworthy or memorable addition to the zombie collection. I managed to endure it to the very end, but I can in all honesty say that I am not returning to watch it a second time.”