Burying the Ex (2015)
Burying the Ex (2015)Rating:
Ellise = 7 / 10;
Rowan= 7 / 10;
Ryan= 6 / 10;
Burying the Ex (2015) Synopsis:
Max’s girlfriend dies on the same day that he was going to break up with her. Convenient? It would have been is she didn’t raise back from the dead hoping to continue their relationship.
Burying the Ex (2015) Review:
Latest movie by horror master Joe Dante (Gremlins, Piranha, The Howling), Burying the Ex is before all a romance-comedy movie (only one featuring zombies). Not my type of movie then, and yet I must say that I had a really good time watching it.
The story is (too) simple and very similar to Life After Beth released a few month earlier, but it has got a set of very fun characters that makes it worth watching. The trio of actors – Anton Yelchin (Fright Night’s remake), Ashley Greene (The Apparition) and Alexandra Daddario (Texas Chainsaw 3D) – were casted perfectly and all three nailed their respective roles.
The dead girlfriend was particularly irritating, in a good way. I found myself quite frustrated for the main actor the all-time, but also terribly annoyed by his constant poor decision-making skills.
The movie obviously target a horror audience since there are a lot of references to cult horror movies. That aspect will indeed please horror fans, but I think the movie didn’t target the good people: if it really was meant for horror lovers, why not kick out the cheesy zombie-ish scenes out and replace them with some real funny-gore instead (similarly to Brain Dead). The movie would have been such a hit! Instead, Joe Dante tried to capture too large an audience with this romance comedy – and instead lost focus a little. Burying the Ex is a good watch nevertheless, but certainly not as good as Warm Bodies for example.