Movie Review of Bloody Disgusting’s ‘Rammbock: Berlin Undead’

by on July 8, 2011

in Entertainment, movie reviews

This is a Cinema Static movie review of Bloody Disgusting Select‘s Rammbock: Berlin Undead.

Rammbock: Berlin Undead is in full-blown German with sub-titles…  I’m not fond of sub-titles but not against them…  But in this circumstance, needing to read sub-titles draws you into the story and environment just a bit deeper.  The movie opens with two guys chatting about one of their girlfriends, and the other drives away and the man left behind hears a scream from somewhere, but then moves on.

Michael (Michael Fuith) gets to his girlfriends apt., Gabi (Anka Graczyk), there seems to be a plumber very focused on working on her radiator heater… but he seems not to care.  While Michael is on the phone trying to find Gabi,  the plumber snaps, his eyes go grey-white and it goes from there.

Michael is helped by a neighbor and they hole-up in Gabi’s place.  Outside the window on the street below, suddenly there are zombies everywhere.  Not a good day.  Not at all.

As our main character finds himself trapped in Gabi’s apartment with one of her neighbors, Harper (Theo Trebs).  He has time to dwell on where she might be.  The TV news was reporting the attacks and they were told to stay tuned.  But the next day all the channels were test patterns.

They turn to the radio and there’s more news there and the virus is described.  It’s a unique kind of viral zombie attack.  The news says if you’re bitten to stay calm because adrenaline can activate the disease.  If left dormant, one’s immune system can kill it.  Nice twist to the zombie-pocalypse.

As the story develops and our characters find themselves pinned in an apartment complex, things are bad and getting, well, not much better.

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And it goes from there.  Everything in the movie is in sub-titles and the tone of the film, a very somber, melancholy feel, sets up the atmosphere of the movie.  It’s a simple film that goes for a the subtle kind of pressures and angst of the main character, Michael, or Michael, and the few straggling humans he encounters in their closed-off and isolated apartment complex.

The zombies are, well, zombies and the people are food…  as always.  But I enjoyed the story and how it unfolded.  Simple, straight forward with some interesting twists thrown in the mix that kept it fresh and not boring.

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Movie Review Popcorn Score 06If I had to give it a score… I’d probably give it a popcorn 6.  If you get a chance to catch the movie, look at Rammbock: Berlin Undead as a good, quiet movie event to occupy your time with.  It’s not bad.  It ain’t perfect, but it’s not bad.

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