“Extinction” is a film about three people surviving a zombie apocalypse by going to a snowbound town. The Rod Serling riff is that the two lead men are neighbors that don’t speak to each other. When a young girl enters their life, I’m just glad nobody has sex with her or goes all Immortan Joe. She gets to work as the Magic Pixie Whatever of the Zombie Wasteland that brings the men back together. By the time, you realize what split them apart…it’s kinda heartbreaking.
The CG work is extraordinary for a lower budgeted film. The makeup effects and the zombies are stellar. Hell, I’d put them on par with the TV work for “The Walking Dead”. Sorry, KNB guys. But, zombies are never the true threat in these movies. What matters is whether mankind can move on.
The DVD comes with eight behind-the-scenes featurettes as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty strong for standard definition. The transfer isn’t amazingly defined. I do like the extra back channel kick I got off the Dolby 5.1 track. If you dig creative uses for zombies, this will be a purchase for you.
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