A bland story. Eye-rolling one-liners. Overt "foreshadowing" that telegraphs plot developments without subtlety or nuance. Roseanne. There's a lot to dislike here.
And yet, the last act, despite being very predictable, is a fun, rollicking finish that somewhat redeems the movie.
The film is responsible for some of the more interesting developments in zombie lore: the inclusion of dark comedy, both fast and intelligent (and even talking!) zombies, and of course the Undead’s relentless appetite for brrrraaaaaains, and even some exploration of their motivations. The toxin which revives the dead also has an effect on the living, rendering them clinically dead while keeping them animated, essentially turning them to zombies as well. In one hilariously pitch black sequence, the infected warehouse…
I've been waiting anxiously seven years for Alfonso Cuarón to bless us again. It's been that long since Children Of Men, a film so phenomenal and powerful that it changed the way I view and think about movies. It was one of my first HD-DVD purchases, and went on to become the most watched in my collection until the format eventually succumbed to Blu-Ray.
Gravity is likewise an astounding and absolutely gorgeous film, and regardless of how you may end…