This was just some random movie I watched due to boredom.
And it didn't do much to ease my boredom.
This is yet another movie on human Apocalypse, but in a minor scale. The background story is more or less like those in 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later but this one seems like a low- budget cousin of 28 Months Later.
The human race was on the brink of extinction and the movie was entirely about 2 brothers, Brian (Chris Pine) and Danny (Lou Taylor Pucci) and their girlfriends going on a road trip to the beach and what happened throughout the journey. They abandoned a father with an infected daughter, fought another surviving human group, killed a pair of Christian ladies, and finally turned their guns at each other. In the end, Danny arrived at the beach with his girlfriend and felt at lost.
I was half- expecting gun-slinging kick-ass stunts from this movie like Resident Evil or at least evil mean looking flesh eating zombies. Alas, I was disappointed. All we get to see in this movie is just half-dried ugly looking dead bodies (and some alive ones too) that has not much difference from any other dead bodies. It was not even bloody. All we get to see is the toned down specks of blood here and there. The rest of the movie rested on much more important human psychology stuff, like the a dominant bad-ass jerky older brother, Brian; his equally kick-ass girlfriend Bobby (Piper Perabo); the timid brainy gutless younger brother, Danny and his pushy girlfriend Kate. Their interactions were pretty interesting too. The only thing that got me excited was the thought of what they are going to do to each other. Were they going to kill each other? Will the brothers really help each other out or kill each other off? When will the gutless Danny finally stand up to Brian and Kate?
However, in terms of good acting, I have to credit Chris Pine. This character is a huge departure from his usual good guy roles like in Just My Luck, Princess Diaries 2, and of course, Star Trek. I really hate Chris Pine in this movie. He acted like a total ass! And he was pretty rough too. Great acting.
Ratings : 6/10. If you have nothing else to do, watch this. Don't expect too much though.