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Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015) Rating:
- Eloise = 5 / 10;
- Raoul = 4 / 10;
- IMDb = 5.2 / 10;
- Rotten Tomatoes = 3.0 / 10;
Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015) Synopsis:
A zombie outbreak forces the military to quarantine a whole town. Trapped inside, reporter Chase Carter will do all he can to escape and save the city.
Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015) Review:
Inspired from the notorious video game Dead Rising, Watchtower is at the image of the game: action-packed – but scenario-less. The filmmakers did a good job of reproducing the feel of the video game, with a logical emphasis on the cool sophisticated weapon system that is the highlight of the game. Yet I felt that it wasn’t enough… I was expecting to see much more crazy weapons instead of just the iconic ones from the game. On the least bright side, the attempt to reproduce the video-game aspect results in lengthy action scenes that were not always necessary to the movie.
The scenario is very similar to Resident Evil: Apocalypse, with people locked up into a quarantined city, trying to survive, the military threatening to bomb the city, etc. But Resident Evil is a great movie because it adds some sci-fi elements to the story, such as the Nemesis for example. Here there is nothing but plain zombies and lame main characters. Not even the bad-ass renegade (which by the way feels like a big rip-off from Dawn of the Dead) makes it better. Still, the action scenes are quite good and keep a decent level of entertainment. But the movie is way too long (110min) for such a thin plotline! After the initial excitement (about 1 hour), the movie feels like it is slowing down dramatically.
Recommended only to people who really enjoy the zombie/action genre, and movies such as Resident Evil or House of the Dead.
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