Thursday, September 17, 2015

Navy Seals vs. Zombies (Anchor Bay Blu-ray)

Guys… let’s be honest here. When you saw the name Navy Seals vs. Zombies you pretty much knew exactly what you’d get, right? It’s a militarized zombie movie with the military (those would be the Navy Seals) fighting zombies (those would the titular zombies). I suppose the reason you’d watch this flick is that you are looking for something to laugh at. You already know that it will play on all the common tropes with heavy gunfire, CG and some stereotypical zeds. Anchor Bay has released Navy Seals vs. Zombies on  Blu-ray. What you need to know now is… is it a joke?

This movie actually takes itself seriously which is moderately refreshing given the recent trend to focus on humorous zombie related fare. Unfortunately what is also true is that it is a rather ordinary zombie movie. It looks bleak, colorless and lack a major hero to root for. No, you do not hear the customer from Clerks yell, “Navy Seals” in delight in the background. That’s actually what I expected when I cracked the case.

There are folks who love Michael Dudikoff. I get that. The American Ninja series just saw a big Blu-ray release and his name is all over the place again. I assure you that he is not in prime form, but it is him and I dare say you can call this a Dudikoff picture. It's got action. They blow up cars. This isn't a sitback in a bunker with guns zombie movie. It's a men-on-a-mission zombie movie.

Some high speed chases, some forced exposition and typical low budget zombie effects follow. If you enjoy zombie movies regardless of innovation or novelty than perhaps this could perk you up. I know that the trend is to hate the popular subgenre and zombies are considered to be pretty dried up, but some folks just want to watch a movie that has guns and zombies. That’s what this is though it could use some more zombie on person interaction.

You can order a copy now.

From Anchor Bay:

After losing all contact with the Vice President during a routine campaign stop in Louisiana, the U.S. Government sends in a team of Navy SEALs for the rescue. Dropped into a warzone, the SEALs quickly discover that they aren’t dealing with a normal enemy. The city is under siege by hordes of fast moving, flesh eating undead. The infection is spreading and urban warfare has been unleashed. With no cure in sight and time running out, the elite unit has to survive their most horrific mission of all.

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