(2015) The Lazarus Effect

Long story short, this movie sucks. It somewhat reinvents the age old horror story of bringing the dead back to life with some modern twists and religious overtones. It’s main glaring problem, besides casting Mark Duplass (please just never act in anything outside of comedy ever again), is that the movie has no identity. It seems like it’s going for this serious tone but there’s just zero authenticity and I hated the movie from the start because of this.

I’ve noticed this trend in movies that the expected level of education is just thrown out the window. Directors take this lazy approach of having scientists in films explain to other scientists certain basic concepts just so the audience can understand. It reminds of of buying a t-shirt at Walmart and having it be ridiculously wide and baggy, just for insurance in case some fat fuck puts it on and gets offended.

Give me some fucking authenticity. When I watched Green Room I was there, I suddenly felt encompassed by the punk rock world, despite never really having experienced that level of underground scene shit.

Olivia Wilde is great here as usual, her acting is over-emotional and effortless simultaneously.

Hmm, let’s see…anything else? Nope, I think that’s it.



Author: Ben

26 year old cheeseburger addicted horror junkie

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