As great as ever. No other zombie movie comes close to matching the eerie atmosphere of this film.
As soon as this ended I felt pretty lukewarm about it, but I waited a few days to decide on a rating because I felt it deserved more consideration. It's unique and original, which alone makes me WANT to like it. But now that some time has passed I've failed to find much that I didn't already see. The story seems like something a student in a creative writing class would come up with. Going "meta" just isn't as clever as one might think.
I wholeheartedly applaud and encourage outside the box film making, but here it just didn't work for me.
I found it difficult to sit through a 28-minute piece of propaganda on a subject I don't care about in the slightest. I only got through it by repeating to myself, "Kubrick made this... Kubrick made this..." As I watched, I did my best to spot anything "Kubrick" about it. It was well shot, kind of. The subjects were always in frame and there were a couple competent tracking shots. But the truth is there's just no reason to watch this other than to be able to say "I've seen every Kubrick film."
I'm finally realizing that this story is basically unfilmable. There are just way too many random (for lack of a better word) scenes cobbled together. In the book it works beautifully because so much time and detail is committed to making them scary, but in movie form they make for a disjointed hodgepodge. The TV movie had this issue, and so does this new one.
The film's other major problem is its reliance on stock jump scares. They come in…