Before I get started, if you’re looking for reviews of World War Z, you won’t read it here because, apparently it’s pretty good. I do suggest you head over to Dina Rae’s blog and read this review.
This week I chose the 2008 version of Mutants, not to be confused with the one released in 2009, which I haven’t seen but is rated so much higher. Note made to watch it at a later date. The one I watched was bad, but I managed to stay awake through the whole thing and wasn’t tempted to check email. Here’s what it’s about:
The greedy Braylon owns the Just Rite Sugar Company and has hired the unethical scientist Sergei to conduct an experiment to make an addictive sugar stronger than heroin or nicotine to increase his sales. Sergei uses invisible people as test subjects, like beggars, addicted junkies and illegals, in the clandestine Shadow Rock Mill. When Braylon’s men mistakenly kidnap Ryan, who is the brother of his secretary Erin and son of his security chief Griff, and Hannah, the youngster becomes an important non-contaminated subject. However, Erin receives some mysterious e-mails from the unknown Cinderella with a picture of Ryan and a hint that he might be in Shadow Rock and together with her father, they decide to seek out Ryan.
Mutants had a few familiar faces from minor parts in other films, but the acting was still bad. That never deters me from watching a horror movie though. I’d even say watch it to see the Russian scientist who’s probably the worst to the point of laughable.
Storyline equally bad, or should I say tired. What really bothered me about the storyline was the part about conducting “an experiment to make an addictive sugar stronger than heroin or nicotine to increase his sales.” Um, duh, we have that already in refined sugar. But the worst thing is that the entire movie is the back-story for a zombie movie. The actual public outbreak doesn’t happen until the closing of the movie. I stared at the screen and shook my head.
On to what I liked. Hmmm… That it kept me watching, although I don’t know why. I was left wondering if the director sneaked in subliminal messages or something. I also wonder because this was a long drawn out movie and even the last 20 minutes, when the zombies got loose, fell short. This one ain’t guna get on my FAV bad zombie list.
1 out of 5 Bloody Brains.