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Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Zombie Named Colin - Review!

I actually went! Title shot.


Good afternoon blogosphere, back in the posting saddle today and I my first priority is to let you all know my thoughts of the highly anticipated Indigéne review of Zombie indi-film Colin

Colin follows the experiences of a zombie as he lumbers around a post-apocalyptic UK.  A rather interesting take on the zombie genre, since nearly all films have been the opposite: the experiences of the living in the post-apocalyptic world. Zombie aficionados might recognize an attempt at this in 28 Weeks Later where we touch upon a similar concept as the father becomes zombified and is established as the antagonist.  Colin on the other hand attempts to set up a young man named Colin as the protagonist of the film as it details his transformation into a shell of his former self.

One of the ways in which the film was billed was that it was filmed on a budget of around 45 pounds, or $75 dollars.  Going into this film, you definitely have to keep this in mind and maybe a little more.  The camera work is shoddy sometimes, but I think that is part of the charm the film attempts to leave you with as your imagination has to fill in parts.  Don't be expecting hundreds of zombies a la Dawn of the Dead, etc.

However, I did take satisfaction in Colin and its refreshing take on the concept of a "zombie". Colin's character is set up almost as an innocent bystander and product of the surroundings he has been thrust into.  This leads to some comedic relief as Colin attempts to chase survivors but gives up because they are too fast; and is startled when hearing music from headphones while chewing on the ear of a victim.  The viewer is left as an observer as Colin bears witness to the acts of inhumanity around him by both the living and the undead.

If you get a chance, go check this one out. Don't go in expecting the greatest zombie tale ever.  But it will leave you satisfied with a new perspective and maybe a little bit of sympathy for our Zombie friends. Cheers!

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for watching it for us first. It's not exactly listed around here, but at least you gave me an idea about it when I see it for uh...'rent'.

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  2. Wasn't planning on watching this movie anytime soon but I may have to rethink that. Cheers :)

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  3. Add to my personal favorite list of terror films -,.,-

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