Friday, 23 March 2012
DVD review: Platoon of the Dead (Video 2009)
A marine platoon is ambushed during a mission, leaving only three soldiers alive to fend off the growing army of the living dead. En route to their pickup point, they come across an abandoned house with three mysterious women hiding out inside. If they can make it through the night, they´re home free.. or so they think, because someone is hiding a dark secret that may alter the course of this gore-drenched war.. Platoon of the Dead is written and directed by John Bowker. The acting is unbelievably bad , tons of inconsistencies, badly shot and edited. The soldiers are TOTALLY unrealistic in apperance, carrying no field gear, clean uniforms and are armed with plastic laser toy guns, couldn´t they at least afford, rent or borrow a couple of softair guns.. And as mentioned before, they can´t freakin act!! The pacing is low, it´s overlong and boring as there's way too much talking. The soundtrack is bad, actuallyit´s pretty annoying. For a zombiefilm there ain´t many zombies... There is virtually no gore, the special fx are a joke, there are some practical fx and a few digital visual effects, such as laser fire and disintegrating bodies.
This review is based upon the region 2 UK release from OMG!.
Rating: 0 out of 7. What the fuck were they thinking?? Platoon of the Dead must be one of the most boring, insane, incoherent idiotic films I have ever seen. I reckon it is intentionally bad but it fails miserably at that also. Don't waste your time on this...