This movie has been on my watchlist for about as long as it’s been on Netflix, but I’ve never found the time to sit down and watch it, primarily due to the subtitles. Sure it looks like a fun movie, but it’s rare that I’m able to focus 100% of my attention on the screen to catch every word that goes up, but this last weekend Hurrican Michael rolled through and knocked out power for nearly everyone in my city, about 300k homes completely without power. It really sucked, but I had a tablet and a hotspot on my phone…well I had a hot spot after they put up a couple more Verizon towers, the original ones were knocked over and stomped on by the storm. So day two, I was able to watch a movie or two on my newish kindle fire, which was surprising to me. Back when I got my first tablet it could do books for about 14 hours of screen time and movies for about 2, but apparently this new tech gives me about 8 hours of movies and damn near two weeks of reading books on the kindle app.
All that’s to say, this movie was better than I was assuming it was going to be. Sure, there’s a necessary level of camp involved in any zombie story, but they never went over the line to be a comedy, and the final scene in the train tunnel was a damn tear jerker.