This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.
If you are interested in contacting me, you can do so by commenting on any of the posts. The blog will remain live on the web. Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.
July 29, 2011
The Crazies (2010)
When it’s over, I like this remake of Director George Romero’s 1973 film of the same name. The Crazies is about the inhabitants of a small town in Iowa, USA, who are infected by a biological toxin that causes them to become insane. Timothy Olyphant plays David, the town’s sheriff, who tries to make sense of the sudden outbreak of violent behaviour amongst the townspeople. But, once the military arrives in town and begins taking people into custody, David, his wife, and two other uninfected people join together to find an escape out of town. Although, the infected have some of the attributes of a zombie, this film is not about zombies, at least not in the traditional sense - they don't bite and they're not contagious. This film is about paranoia and how people respond to fear and danger. It also raises the political question as to what really is the protocol when there is an accidental insurgence of biological weapons on American soil. Hmm...food for thought...