Although I would say this is the least of S. Craig Zahler's movies so far, it's certainly an interesting one (though not interesting enough to warrant it's ungodly runtime). Here, Zahler essentially took an noir-ish crime thriller but removed all frivolities and stylization; seeing what that type of story would look like in very stark realism. It seems like static camerawork is something of a trademark of his, and while it works very well in more tense scenes of violence…
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Okay, right off the bat -100 points for killing Michael Rooker right away, you don't waste talent like that so quickly.
With that out of the way, generally this was a satisfying if not too transformative piece of "speculation horror"(?). You get pretty much what you'd expect: people freaking out and eventually violently murdering each other. A lot of this doesn't really have the trademark Gunn humor, but makes up for it with a pretty tight script and pacing. Humor…
A cheesy old-school horror film with decent stories but an altogether aesthetic that bored me to death. To make myself more clear, I think the basic skeleton of all the stories could be remade into something more moody, atmospheric and tense; aspects that aren't present at all in this. Sure, I recognize budget constraints and tropes of the times, but then at least the cheesy schlock factor could have been raised a few notches. There's hardly any real blood or…