Zero Hour YouTube Review–A Bit Muddled But Nicely Done
If you’ve seen the Dawn of the Dead remake on DVD, you’ll know that one of the extra features is a small featurette revolving around the news of the Zombie Apocalypse. Zero Hour, a YouTube short, will attempt to do much the same thing.
Basically, plotwise, this is basically a bit of introduction and then a short vignette into the word of the post-Zombie Apocalypse.
And these guys clearly must’ve seen the same footage I just described because not only does their intro mirror the newscast I described above, but they’ll also be inserting portions of Dawn of the Dead–the remake version–into their own film, which is a practice I generally disapprove of. Guys, make your own movie, huh? Don’t go inserting bits of other peoples’ into your own!
Thankfully, this incursion of stock footage is pretty short and we’re into the meat of the movie, a well executed film that really goes nowhere in rapid fashion, though that’s sort of the problem with ALL zombie films. They don’t really ever end–by their very nature, they can’t, as there’s always another day unless you’re dead–rather, they just kind of stop.
And though the plot is a bit muddled, the execution is still fairly solid, especially for a short film.
Thus, the Screenhead Ten Scale hands over a seven out of ten for a job at least passingly well done under extremely difficult circumstances.