Tuesday, November 20, 2012

DIEner Review


I’m not a big fan of zombie movies; I just get bored of it after a while. Even though I enjoy certain programs and movies in the genre, it’s one of those things that have been done to death, much like Vampires. While I can watch a decent movie about it, I am often times bored by the way it’s presented. That’s not the case, however, for this movie DIEner…get it? Which came out in 2009. This movie clocks in around 1 hour and 20 minutes and is not a compelling piece but offers some good overall action.

The movie’s plot revolves around a drifter that is killing people in a very small town. When the people he has killed start coming back to life, he commissions a couple to help him thwart an invasion, but that doesn’t prove to be possible. The zombies come through a diner and start to eat their way through any living thing that is in the area.

This movie is an example of what a low budget and a cool idea can do. I found it to be an interesting take on the whole Zombie thing, but there was no real explanation as to why things were going the way they were. I found moments to be laboriously done, and the pacing slows down before it ramps up to a full frenzy in the end.

When the movie is over, you truly feel like you just saw a made for tv special that only last’s an hour. Cut up, this would be a good 1-hour presentation on the SyFY channel. It most certainly needs another 45 minutes to get really good, but then again, maybe it’s not that great. DIEner…Get It? Is available now, but I’m not sure if anyone will buy it.

1 comment:

Kev D. said...

I thought this one was horrible! Thankfully I watched it on Netflix...