The Crazies Movie Review – A Quick Take from Cinema Static

by on July 18, 2010

in Entertainment, movie reviews

Just caught The Crazies, starring Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Joe Anderson and Danielle Panabaker. It’s a remake of the 1973 George A. Romero directed movie of the same name.

It’s about a town that suffers a tragedy when a government transport aircraft crashes in a swamp that supplies the town its drinking water. The transport was carrying a toxic agent that was en-route for destruction, instead, it infects the town.

(Left to right.) Star Timothy Olyphant goes over a scene with director Breck Eisner on the set of Overture Films' THE CRAZIES.

The Crazies is not a film that will leave you thinking about life itself when it’s over, it is predictable but it is a great popcorn movie.

If you like variability in an actor, this isn’t it. Timothy Olyphant is, just as he is in FX’s Justified. If you are a Olyphant fan, you’ll be just fine watching this movie via either rental or if you get a good deal on a DVD.

I enjoyed the show and the ending is about as perfect an ending as there is when it comes to people fighting the efficient cleansing machine called the U.S. Government.

There is a potential for a ton of gore, but instead, director Breck Eisner (A Sound of Thunder, Sahara) chose to work around the gore and leave the details to our imagination. Sure, there’s some blood, but it’s not shoved in our face.

Great rental, great discounted DVD movie, but I’m not sure a full-priced purchase of The Crazies is the best use of your money.

The Crazies (On Amazon)

The Crazies (Video On Demand on Amazon)

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