Friday, February 28, 2014

Extinction: The G.M.O. Chronicles (2011)

Number Rolled: 81
Movie Name/Year: Extinction: The G.M.O. Chronicles (2011)
Genre: Sci-fi & Fantasy
Length: 114 minutes
Rating: R
Director: Niki Drozdowski
Writer: Ralf Betz, Niki Drozdowski
Actors: Daniel Buder, Luise Bahr, Jerry Coyle, Klaus Ebert, Christian Stock, Bina Milas, Tobias Kay, Lee Rychter, Georg Marin, Heinrich Baumgartner, Eva-Marie Becker, Boris Banischewski, Mathis Trapp, Jenny Krauser, Patrick Molleken, Charles F. Wagner IV, Mustafa Sindi

The world has come to its near end as a virus that combines the genes of plants, animals and humans is released on the population. As humans mutate, a zombie-like effect is caused and few people are able to survive. One man attempts to be one of the rare ones, hoping to find other survivors immune to the illness.

There were parts of this movie that weren’t bad. The actors were horrible and the script was a little redundant at times, but there were some interesting takes on the general “zombie” idea. Essentially, this was indeed a zombie movie, though they took the origin in a completely different direction than I’ve seen in the past. However much I wanted to enjoy that unique look on my favorite popular topic, it was difficult to see this movie as anything but lame.

True, there was some amazing creativity in the background, if not the actual plot, but I couldn’t force myself to care. I found myself relating to none of the characters. It might as well have been a dry documentary with a monotone voice over about people that are never fully explained. When you can’t connect enough to characters to care if they live or die, what’s the point of the movie?

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 2.9/5
Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 67%

Trust-the-Dice Score2/5

P.S. Although Netflix lists the name of this movie as simply “Extinction,” it has come to my attention that its actual title is: “Extinction: The G.M.O. Chronicles”.

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