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Saturday, March 27, 2010

[6.50/10] The Crazies (2010)


The Crazies (2010)

The 2010 remake of "The Crazies" can be considered an upgrade from the original film. Is it an original concept? No, not really. "The Crazies" is pretty predictable and is fairly standard fare. Most horror film clich├ęs are thrown in and there are very few surprises. Yet the film remains entertaining, partly due to the great cinematography, but mostly due to it's lead cast, predominantly Timothy Olyphant. He continues to prove that he is one of this generations best new character actors with another great role that will probably end up going mostly unnoticed. There are quite a few interesting kills and the make-up and CG effects are more than satisfactory, but it often felt like the film borrowed ideas from other horrors and thrillers from the past few years rather than providing something a bit more creative. "The Crazies" falls a bit flat overall, but is still worth checking out if you're a die hard horror fan.

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