Navy Seals vs. Zombies full movie review - Fun if slightly flawed zombie effort
After a strange attack in the city, a Navy Seal operation dispatched into Baton Rouge to rescue the Vice President trapped inside find the area overrun by a horde of ravenous zombies raised by a chemical virus release and must find a way to get out of the city alive.
This one here was quite an enjoyable and exciting zombie effort. One of the best parts here is the fact that there's quite a large amount of frantic military action within this one that makes for a rather thrilling set-up here. As the film starts off with the military group engaging in a rescue mission complete with their common tactics and engaging in several gunfights to accomplish this into a fun scene, while the later scenes of them taking over the building through the series of grandiose military tactics being employed here makes for a fun time as this one gives them the feeling needed to fully support the idea of them being such a well-trained unit believably so that the later scenes are that much more chilling and action-packed once the creatures get involved. Once we get the zombies involved here that becomes a lot more fun with the film going for a long series of action scenes here that may only be quick-shot encounters but manages to work them over simply by virtue of the quantity of the scenes here rather than the quality as it's mostly non-stop throughout here. From the initial scene of them running up to the building to overrun it and trap everyone inside which is quite a nice start, to the scenes of them fighting off the zombies running along the city streets while they take out the stragglers left behind which is some rather fun sequences as well, and then the film's best scenes where they have the race to the secondary building which features plenty of swarming brawls, a slew of fine gunfights and a rather fun getaway in a car mowing down the creatures which makes for a rather thrilling action-packed sequence. As well, the big finish at the end where they overtake the chemical labs and manage to really hold off the creatures and battle their way throughout the facility against the zombies makes for a thrilling, rousing finale here. Alongside the great zombie make-up and gore, these here give this a lot to like. Though this one is a lot of fun, it does have a few rather obvious and easily-spotted flaws. The biggest issue here is the fact that though there's plenty of action to be found here there's a rather stifling amount of time taken up between these encounters because of the brevity of these encounters. This one doesn't really go for the huge, long sequence until the end as the series of encounters here are so much shorter than expected that the gaps between them become all the more obvious against the action scenes. As well, the film's other problem is the fact that there's some utterly terrible CGI work here that manages to really distract and disappoint with the ability to really feature scenes and ideas like the gunshots and blood-splatter being the major culprit while the finale is so absolutely wretched that it sticks out as being wholly inappropriate and quite distracting to end it on that note. The running zombies might be an issue for some, but otherwise it's not as terrible as it could've been.
Rated R: Graphic Violence and Graphic Language.