Movie Review: The Rezort (2015)

by StevenHelmer

A review of the 2015 zombie thriller starring Dougray Scott and Jessica De Gouw.

Synopsis: Following humanity's win against an army of zombies, an exclusive island resort opens up and offers humans the opportunity to hunt the remaining undead for fun and for therapeutic reasons. However, a hacker, looking to obtain evidence against the resort unwittingly loads a computer virus that shuts down the resort's security system and puts all its guests at risk as a result.

Who's In It?

Review

I had planned on watching the newest episode of Gotham last night. However, our cat managed to unplug our Direct TV box and, by the time I realized that and was able to get it rebooted, it was too late. As a result, I ended up looking for a movie on Netflix and ended up picking out this one.

Last night was the first time I had even heard of this movie and I, admittedly, had some doubts about it. However, the plot looked somewhat unique and it had been a while since my wife and I watched a zombie movie so I decided to give it a chance. As it turns out, it was actually a surprisingly good film.

The movie does take a little while to get started, both because of the somewhat annoying news broadcasts (I almost turned the movie off because of those) and because the film spends quite a bit of time introducing the various characters. In fact, you have to watch quite a bit of this movie before you even see a zombie.

Once the film finally gets going, however, it is actually a pretty exciting movie to watch. It's a bit like Jurassic Park. Only, instead of dinosaurs, the tourists are being chased by hundreds of flesh-eating zombies that were still carrying a virus that could turn anyone who received even the smallest bite. On top of it, they have to find a way to escape the island before it gets incinerated to prevent the zombies from escaping.

I think the one thing I liked best about this movie is how some of the zombies seemed to have a personal vendetta against the tourists. You wouldn't normally expect this since most zombie films give their creatures virtually no personality. But, there were at least some that seemed to specifically target a particular living human because of how they were treated before being freed. It was a somewhat unique and nice touch that made this movie a little more memorable than I was expecting it to be.

Final Opinion

I wasn't sure what to expect when we started watching this movie last night. But, it turned out to be worth watching and is a film I would recommend as a result.

My Grade: B

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Updated: 01/31/2017, StevenHelmer
 
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