With Radha Mitchell, Timothy Olyphant, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson, Christie Lynn Smith, Brett Rickaby, John Aylward
Written by Scott Kosar & Ray Wright (based on George A. Romero's 1973 movie)
Based on the king of zombie flicks' 1973 movie of the same title, as with most of George Romero's movies his underlying theme is that of society's decay, in the case of The Crazies the American Dream falling to pieces.
A small, quiet rural town with very little excitement (except for the high school football game) has the inhabitants entering the most terrifying time of their lives as an inexplicable infection spreads throughout the population. Those affected start to deteriorate physically and they develop a violent blood lust, turning the town into a disaster area of murder. The sheriff, his pregnant wife and his deputy have to fight for their lives. But when the military arrives, things just get worse.
Since Romero's original groundbreaking Night Of The Living Dead in the late-'60s and The Crazies a few years after, this type of movie was a new, shocking genre, but since then the theme has been redone and reinterpreted in so many ways, that unfortunately this retake doesn't seem like anything new.
3 / C
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished