Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best zombie movies. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?
Will keep you guessing again!
Part 1 had a solid script supporting a great gimmick that left people wanting more; serial murders by an invisible force that can be slowed down or postponed but never destroyed. What’s more, it was based on the premise that the main protagonist was implicitly psychic. Part 2 makes the most of these foundations and delivers more of what we liked the first time around.
Most sequels suffer from the fact that their lead is traumatized, which often gives the audience no party to crash. Final Destination 2 is sometimes more serious, sometimes lighter, introduces new characters and makes Ali Larter secondary. Devon Sawa is nowhere to be found. Tony Todd makes scary faces and says scary things again. Horror fans will geek on it as much as the mainstream audience.
We’re here for the imaginative kills and we get a lot of it. It isn't as eerie and mysterious as the original, but it spares us a redundant procedural. It trades scares for action and vulnerability for resilience. By tradition, it starts with carnage and ends with carnage. In the middle is nothing but immature and stretched out suspenseful gore, courtesy of characters we don’t really care about.