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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Watching on Wednesday: Planet Terror

Title: Planet Terror
Type: Movie
Age Group: Adults
Release Year: 2007
My Rating: 3.5/5

When human-altering biological weapons and people are mixed together, you get one hell of a zombiefest.

Cherry Darling (Rose McGowan) is a go-go dancer with dreams to be a doctor. She encounters her mysterious ex-boyfriend, El Wray (Freddy Rodriguez), at a bar grill.

At a nearby military base, Lt. Muldoon (Bruce Willis) is making a business transaction with the scientist Abby (Naveen Andrews) for some dangerous biochemical agent known as DC2 (aka Project Terror). When Muldoon realizes that Abby has an extra supply, he tries to take him hostage. But then Abby decides to release the deadly gas into the air, which sweeps over the entire town.

Dr. William Block (Josh Brolin) starts receiving patients with strange body defects. His wife, Dakota (Marley Shelton), is an anaesthesiologist who is secretly planning to leave her husband soon. Then her girlfriend, Tammy (Fergie), ends up dead with the back of her head and brain gone. Dr. Block knows that Dakota has been contacting her old lover behind his back. He confronts her and repetitively stabs her with anaesthetic hypodermic needles. But before he can do further harm, he is called out to check on some patients. Everyone is starting to become infected. Either by blood, bites, or vapour. Next thing everyone knows, the entire town is running with the undead who is dying for flesh!

Thrown together as a group is a strange mix of people who all have one intention: to live through this madness!

Filled with comical moments and lustful scenes, this is one of the lighter zombie movies. The zombies I have to say were cheesy. Not all of them, but the scene where one of the characters transformed in a mere two minutes was a little unbelievable. (Because he deformed into this thing twice his size). Of course there is plenty of gore. I can not really comment on the sex scenes because I was in room with elders and children so I had to skip out on those parts.

But you know what was cool? Cherry making one legged people seem awesome. You can see in the poster that she has a gun attached to her right leg. The way she shot the crap out of the zombies with her leg was an idea I would never have thought of. And I love the sultry theme music they always have going on.

Planet Terror is nothing like I Am Legend where it is all sad and deep. It's more similar to Resident Evil but with a few humorous jokes to lighten the mood. It is something you can not take seriously. So if you want a fun zombie movie, Planet Terror is it.

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Flip The Page! Book Reviews said...

I love zombie movies!!! This is a really good one!

Diana Dang said...

Zombies fan unite!