Shortly after the civil war has ended a strange disease spreads that turns people into zombies. Returning home, Edward Young finds his wife is a zombie and his son is missing. Setting out to find his son, Edward documents his travels in a notebook.
Brian Cox (Malcolm Young – voice), Mark Gibson (Edward Young), Dee Wallace (Eve), Bill Moseley (Gen. William), Jordan Hayes (Emma), Adam Seybold (Isaac), Sarah Stunt (Julia), Christian Martyn (Adam).
Exit Humanity is an interesting twist on zombie films. The story is told in chapters from the notebook of Edward Young with narration, animation, and civil war zombies. The story moves a bit slowly but has better character development than a lot of zombie flicks and more solid depth to the storyline. There are also plenty of zombies! Still, the film never seems to develop a lot of energy and the morphing into a love story toward the end was somewhat disappointing.
Acting was a bit confusing here. Most of the cast felt like they were sleeping through their performances throughout the film. Cox did a good job with narration. Gibson was pretty good and felt fairly authentic. Wallace was okay but a bit dry. The remainder of the cast was mediocre at best.
Camera work was pretty good and added to the old feel of the film. Sets and backgrounds were natural and fitting. Zombie effects were nicely done with good detail, as was costuming. Dialogue was okay but difficult as sound was very poor with background music running over dialogue frequently. Soundtrack was decent but volume was not controlled well at all.
Overall Exit Humanity is an interesting if not entertaining film. Serious zombie fans will probably enjoy this one simply because it is somewhat unique. Those looking for pure zombie action will be disappointed.
With plenty of zombies, some action violence, and gore, this should be fine for older teens and above.
Exit Humanity is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 2 out of 5
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