6 May 2006 | mrush
Good potential never reached
This film had some good potential but just sort of fizzles out instead.Oh this movie was close to being one of the good ones.
The story takes place in Ireland which provides some good horror film locations---castles,woods,isolated cottages and the dark gloomy countryside itself.And they were all used but just not that well.The movie is about a few folks fighting off flesh eating humans and cows,yes cows,after a really bad strain of mad cow disease infects both cows and humans.Right off the bat I'll just say the zombie cows were just silly.Didn't work at all.There were also several silly scenes that just didn't ring true,for instance,one of the surviving women fights off a zombie by throwing her shoe and sticking her high heel in it's head.Now what are the chances of killing a zombie like that in real life? Well you know what I mean.
But on the plus side are some really good fight scenes with the zombies and some good gore and blood. This movie was on the verge of being really good several times and just didn't get over the hump due to weak areas in the plot and those silly mad cows.
I'm really disappointed in this film,I'd rather a movie completely suck than be so close to being good and not quite making it.