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- Mar 11, 2008
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#ALIVE - new South Korean movie on Netflix. A teenager is trapped in his apartment when the world goes to pot outside (sound familar? ) 7/10
#Alive: Another South-Korean Zombie flick. Teen Joon-woo is alone in the apartment, his family are away, leaving him a note to get groceries. Gaming on line other gamers say watch the tv. The Zombie Apocalypse is here! Announcements on the TV warn of cannibalistic behaviour by crazed people and suggests that everyone settle down with enough food for 60 days. Woon-yoo is short of food and water. But things really get bad when his game goes offline! Some great scenes especially when Joon-woo watches from his balcony, vehicles crash, people flee as others start to bite, a schoolgirl shouts for her mom, they meet and embrace, then the schoolgirl starts to eat her mother! Zombies storm buildings and charge along balconies, braking into rooms seeking the living. These Zombies seem to be still alive and can be killed. A tale of isolation, despair, hope raised and dashed again but a perseverance to survive and stay #Alive! A great Zombie thriller directed by Il Cho, co-written by Il Cho and Matt Naylor. On Netflix. 8/10.
It was good although a little slow to begin with. I like the way the protagonists use technology to try and combat the Coro.. I mean zombie virus infected.
I thought it was a little formulaic but enjoyed the COVID friendly track and trace propaganda, ( propaganda that's up there with the original invasion of the body snatchers for in your face).
7 out of 10.