Late last night my girlfriend and I were wandering around the netflix watch it now universe and I stumbled onto a French zombie flick called Mutants. I had never heard of it but with a general lack of interesting things to watch we decided to go for it.
The first 15 minutes of the movie seem pretty awesome. It was taut, violent and scary. The acting seemed good, the production values, the special effects, even the background of the French mountainside looked great.
After that the movie started going downhill, and downhill fast. First it started to seem like a play and kind of boring, this couple is hiding in large building, the man is infected and the woman is a doctor trying to treat him. This goes on for a pretty long time with not much happening except the guy getting sicker.
Later in the movie there are some other people introduced and they are terrible, ridiculous characters. It seems like in every zombie/post apocalyptic flick there has to be some sort of bad guy. Of course in this one the bad guy seems to act bad for no apparent reason or self benefit. I can totally see people doing terrible things to fight over food or whatever they need to survive but why would someone immediately make enemies out of everyone they meet if it doesn’t benefit them?
If you compare the plot and characters of this movie with books like Tooth and Nail the difference in believability and quality is so vastly different, there’s no question the books are better.
Then there are some really groan inducing parts where the people do extremely stupid and self destructive things. All in the this movie is pretty weak, although not in the category of worst zombie movies out there.