September 29th, 2020

Statler and Waldorf

Hooptober Attempt Review #2

#Alive (2020)

Synopsis: No food, no weapons, minimal practical skills: What’s a doofus gamer to do when facing murderous opponents he can’t kill with a joystick? Oh Joon-wo, the protagonist of “#Alive,” hunkers down in his apartment and tries to wait things out. This can only work for so long — the single-minded attackers are undead and have all the time in the world.

Now this movie was the antithesis of Day of the Triffids. It is a fast-paced, bare-bones zombie flick that gives very little time to anything but moving the plot forward. I'd read a lot of people comparing it to a section of World War Z, but I don't remember that part of the book, so I was seeing a callback to the Day of the Dead remake where the folks on the mall are communicating with the guy trapped in the gun shop across the street.
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All in all, a very solid effort. Mot the most original story, but extremely well paced.

Available on: Netflix
Real Kids

From Class Today.

ghost_light: Okay. Tell me about your character. You are creating the person saying this monologue, so whatever you say is right. Everything is right.

Kid Who I Always Tell To Speak Slower: Milo is a 13-year-old boy who talks really, really fast!

ghost_light: No.