Movie Review: The Lazarus Effect

TheLazarusEffectWOW! I managed to write reviews two weeks in a row. Unfortunately I’ve got another boring one for ya, The Lazarus Effect. Here’s what it’s about:

“THE LAZARUS EFFECT follows a group of researchers led by Frank and his fiancĂ© Zoe who’ve achieved the unimaginable – bringing the dead back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a newly deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough to the world. When the dean of their university learns of their underground experiments, their project is unexpectedly shut down and their materials confiscated. Frank, Zoe and their team take matters into their own hands, launching a rogue attempt to recreate their experiment, during which things go terribly wrong and one of their own, Zoe, is horrifically killed. Fueled by terror and grief, Frank pushes them to do the unthinkable: attempt to resurrect their first human test subject.”

I watched this movie because I’m an Olivia Wilde fan, and her in a horror movie is a plus, or so I thought. I also love re-animator or resurrection movies like Flatliners. Remember that one? Came out in 1990 when a movie could still terrify me. Or Re-animator? Another awesome and campy 80s horror movie. *SIGH*

Talk about predictable Hollywood plot. The director followed every formula to make the audience jump, only most of us horror movie fans don’t fall for the same old tricks we’ve seen over and over and over again. Damn it, if you have a big budget, at least try something creative and new to scare us.

I came away from The Lazarus Effect only caring about the dog, and I don’t even remember or know what happened to the poor pooch.

I really need to get back to zombie movies next week!

My Rating: 2 out of 5 Bloody Brains

Please leave zombie movie suggestions in the comments.
I prefer movies rated below a 4 on IMDB.

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