Dead Rising: Watchtower

2015

Action / Horror / Sci-Fi

17
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 31%
IMDb Rating 5.2 10 8913

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Cast

Gary Jones as Norton
Sachin Sahel as Wall Cop
Paul Lazenby as Larry
C. Ernst Harth as Bonzo Zombie
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1.06 GB
1280*534
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 58 min
P/S 1 / 6
2.18 GB
1920*800
English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 58 min
P/S 2 / 6

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 5 / 10

Flawed zombie video game adaptation has highs and lows

DEAD RISING: WATCHTOWER is the film version of the popular DEAD RISING video games, which are basically action-focused rip-offs of DAWN AND THE DEAD and its ilk. How will this niche film fit into a genre already overcrowded with awful low budget zombie flicks?

The answer is that it sits somewhere around in the middle in terms of quality. This is neither the best or the worst of its genre; it has highs and lows, good stuff and bad. I'll get the bad stuff out of the way first: there's a massively overlong running time which means that a lot of the material is long-winded and repetitive; action films like this should be short and snappy, not drag on interminably. The writing is only average and the characterisation is rather dull.

On the plus side: the cinematography is a step up from your garden variety gut-muncher. There's one stand-out tracking shot which takes place around the halfway mark and involves mucho zombie killing set in and around a school bus. It's a brilliant scene and a shame the rest of the film can't match it. For the rest of the running time, we have bland leading man Jesse Metcalfe (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) running away from zombies and evil biker gangs, and Virginia Madsen (CANDYMAN) cameoing as a grieving mother. It doesn't add up to very much in the end, but it passes the time if a time waster is what you're looking for.

Reviewed by claudio_carvalho 6 / 10

Looking Forward to the Sequel

In East Mission, Oregon, the Hit Point reporter Chase Carter (Jesse Metcalfe) and the camerawoman Jordan (Keegan Connor Tracy) are covering stories from the people in quarantine of a zombie outbreak. The FEZA is using the vaccine Zombrex to inoculate the victims and Chase tries to interview Crystal LaRourke (Meghan Ory) that is on the location. Out of the blue, the patients turn into zombies and Jordan flees with the Hit Point car, leaving Chase behind. He follows Crystal chased by zombies and she stumbles upon Maggie (Virginia Madsen), a woman in shock that has just lost her daughter. They seek shelter in a loan store while Jordan arrives in the border but is sent to quarantine. While the military under the command of General Lyons (Dennis Haysbert) want to bomb the city since Zombrex is ineffective, Chase, Crystal and Maggie fight to reach the border. Chase discovers a secret about Crystal while Jordan discloses the real intention of General Lyons.

"Dead Rising: Watchtower" is a funny and entertaining zombie adventure based on a video game. Unfortunately there is no conclusion of the story and it seems that a sequel will be made. My vote is six.

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Reviewed by nogodnomasters 9 / 10

ZOMBREX: STAY HUMAN

Chase (Jesse Metcalfe) is a reporter caught in a quarantine during a zombie outbreak. A drug keeps people from turning into zombies with a daily dose. Suddenly the drug has become defective and a free for all ensues as Chase teams up with Virginia Madsen and Meghan Ory as they attempt to survive zombies, gangs, and the government who want to fire bomb the zone.

This is a very funny film as Frank West (Rob Riggle) provided us with frank survivor commentary to the dismay of his host. The film showed no signs it was based on a video game. There was a nice personal touch when Madsen, who has lost a daughter ,makes a smiley face PB&J sandwich for Chase. If she had just cut the crusts off.

Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.

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