The Battery (2012)

9 Overall Score
Writing: 10/10
Effects: 8/10
Direction: 10/10

Clever and smart in ways you don't see in most zombie movies.

Another movie I don't have much to nitpick about.

The personalities of two former baseball players clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead.

 

Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO3_WO2YfGo

Full Movie:

http://viooz.co/movies/19052-the-battery-2012.html

 

From Wikipedia – In baseball, the term battery refers collectively to the pitcher and the catcher, who may also be called battery men or battery mates of one another.

 

Its not often I learn things from zombie movies, other than what new and interesting ways I can be entertained by bloody, gory zombie movies. This is kind of the the odd couple of zombie movies, there is a lot of humor in this movie, but its mostly in its absurdity. This isn’t Zombieland, and it isn’t a chuckle a minute.

 

The horror elements are very slow and plodding, and are very much secondary to the character study of the two mais.Micky, who is having a really hard time adjusting to the new situation the world is in, is always looking for the distractions of the old world, and compared to Ben who seems to fully except the world and almost looks at it like its a big vacation, and really enjoys the simple pleasures this brave new world gives him. Its fantastic watching these two traverse the new england  back roads.

 

Other than the characters the movie really focus on how free from societal conventions, and how boring and how desperate people are in this post-apocalyptic world. Its about survival, but it also gets so mundane and boring, and the strange lengths that people will go to meet some of the physiological needs that this world took away.

 

The short is that this is a very clever movie, that does more with its meager set up than some big budget movies do with all the money in the world.

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ThemightyDarmick
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I am from the great white north where I have little to do but work and watch movies, and by god I watch the hell out of movies. I have been a horror fan for about 15 years and I like to think I have developed a taste for the good stuff… or at least the fun stuff.

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