Coming out May 1st
Plot-This film is billed as Platoon meets Dawn of the Dead. Well, you get some of those elements. You have soldiers and zombies. A Team of Army Special Forces is sent into a secluded secret biological weapons facility. Only to fall prey to the specimens of a Nazi biological warfare experiment, that was recreated by the Army Chemical Corps after World War II. When the chain of command breaks the soldiers find themselves trapped in a world of the flesh eating zombies, government assassins and the ultimate evil. Told in flashback by General Gibbs when he is captured in Fort Leavenworth, and has to explain his story to people who think he killed all his men and women.
Review-Originally released in 2003 as Maplewoods. I am shocked this film was never called Return of the Living Dead 6-Platoon. There is little to recommend with this film. The bad lighting, the worst acting and just the cheap looking zombies. Oh wow, the first ten minutes of this film feels like a lifetime. And of course, you have the popular catchphrases on display here, ” I am getting too old for this shit”. (How fucking original, where did you get that line from?) That was my exact thoughts, like the character knew what we would be thinking at that moment. The blood effects and gore were a little above decent, but what little you get of that, does not make up for how awful this film is. This film is so bad, it has to be seen to be believed how bad it truly is. This film felt like a ad, ” kiddies,if we can make films, sure as shit so can you”. This film talks about Nazi Experiments, and Government cover ups, like it knows what it is talking about. I think they heard these words being used and thought they would be clever to be mentioned in this film. Also, I have never been to Germany in my life, but I am pretty sure, it does not look like the back yard of the director in Ohio. I dare someone to tell me these people were scripted. That there was a script, if so,it had to be on gas station napkins. Nothing character wise to tell you about really, well, other than a bunch of bad actors running around in fake camo and thinking they are either Rambo or Danny Glover. This film just felt like an excuse to get some people on a ummmm film set(?) and have something to brag about to their co workers at work the next day. ” Hey Mike, I am going to be a movie star..I just signed a deal with Operation:Maplewoods. Oscar speech, I am telling you.
I understand the need for any first time people to make films and take it so personal and love it like they had a kid. And this pride they have gets boosted or shattered, when they read reviews positive or like this.. I think there are a lot of factors that could have happened to make this film, this bad, and I just hope that by film 2 these excuses or problems are cleared. This is one of those ” bad” films that people should just watch just to see how bad it is.
1 out of 10