Good horror movie remake, but not spectacular.
The Crazies is what you would expect of a horror remake, when it is done well, that is. It is where my star rating claims it to be: just fine. Despite a large amount of violence (there's some pretty gut-wrenching stuff here), and more "F" words than your usual movie (though not as much as some movies like Pelham 123 or Blair Witch Project), which make it highly un-appropriate for pre-teen audiences, this is not a bad horror movie. A pretty darn good popcorn flick. I guess I should be a little more specific, so... VIOLENCE: One of the main reasons this movie is rated R. Multiple shootings, of Crazies, soldiers and innocents alike. The shootings, while more plentiful than the rest of the violent attacks, are the least gory part of the movie. There is a gruesome attack with a bone saw, an incapacitated man is seen with his eyes and mouth sewn shut (yes, still conscious), and people tied town to gurneys are stabbed with a pitchfork, quite explicitly. A few bodys are set on fire, both alive and dead. Some pretty dark stuff. SEXUAL CONTENT: In a pleasently surprising twist, this category is almost non-existent in the movie. One girl (who is described as being "not even 18") has a secret boy friend, but the closest they get is a hug. There is a kiss between a married couple. Nothing else really. LANGUAGE: The other reason this movie was rated R. Many uses of the "F" and "S" words. Not as bad as Blair Witch or Tarantino, but still pretty bad. God's name in vain, and quite a few other lesser words, spoken frequently. In summary, a good horror flick, but not one I'd recommend to kids under the age of 15. Give it a shot if you want a good horror/popcorn night on Halloween. Thanks for reading
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness