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EVIL IN THE TIME OF HEROES

EVIL IN THE TIME OF HEROES REVIEWED

“Evil in the Time of Heroes” is a film that has a degree of Internet lore about how all of the actors were volunteers. For some reason, I have a hard time seeing Billy Zane willingly going to Greece to star in a zombie film. But, he basically plays a Greek God version of Raiden who assembles our heroes to fight off the zombies. There’s a small degree of history, but I’ve never seen the first film. That being said, I did enjoy the screwed up roller coaster that was my first and second viewings of this film.

Somehow, I didn’t pick up that the film was a sequel. After my initial viewings, I can’t say that I had that much of a better grasp on the film. Maybe it would improve if I had seen the first film, but I could pick up enough by watching this one. What’s weird is seeing a country that doesn’t embrace gun culture, as they try to dispatch the zombie hordes. You see a lot of rocks, blunt objects and sharp sticks used to take them down. While the swords and sandals aspect goes hand-in-hand with Greece, it felt strange when mixed with a zombie movie.

What will ultimately kill the film for casual viewers is the narrative structure that plays like a lazy take on “The Godfather Part II”. If you were having a hard time following the film from the start, the constant timeline shifts are enough to make you turn off the movie. While I won’t fault a creative team for coming up with new ways to tell a story. There has to be something to entice the foreign audience. After all, you Greeks did stick your goat cheese in our Zombie peanut butter.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Original film storyboards

A/V STATS

  • 1.85:1 standard definition transfer
  • Dolby 5.1

RELEASE DATE: 10/24/17

  • 89%
    Video - 89%
  • 87%
    Audio - 87%
  • 86%
    Supplemental Material - 86%
  • 88%
    Film Score - 88%
88%

The Plot Thus Far

Evil 2 picks up right where the original left off and explains where the “evil” came from originally. Melitis, Marina, Jenny, and Vakirtzis are still on the run from the endless horde of undead that are devouring all of Greece. As it turns out; this is not the first time that “the evil” has taken over Greece and as before, a “messenger from the gods (Billy Zane)” has come to Earth to find “the heroes” who will defeat the evil and save the world.

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