Watch Against the Dark
- 1 hr 33 min
Against the Dark from 2009 is a zombie action film starring Steven Seagal, Tanoai Reed, Jenna Harrison, and Danny Midwinter. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where a virus has turned most of humanity into bloodthirsty zombies. A group of survivors, led by Seagal's character Tao, must fight their way through hordes of the undead to reach a potential safe zone.
The movie opens with a group of soldiers, led by Tao, clearing out an abandoned hospital of zombies. Tao and his team are revealed to be a group of elite operatives, called "hunters," who specialize in hunting down the infected. However, Tao has become disillusioned with their mission and decides to leave the group. He teams up with a group of survivors, including a doctor and a group of prisoners, to search for a rumored safe zone.
As they make their way through the city, the group must fight off a seemingly endless stream of zombies. The zombies in this film are not the slow-moving, shuffling variety but are instead fast and deadly, making for some intense action scenes. The hunters, led by Tao's former protege Dylan (played by Tanoai Reed), also begin to pursue the group, making their journey even more dangerous.
Along the way, the group encounters various obstacles, including a group of survivors led by a militant leader who believes in killing all infected, including humans who are carriers but not yet turned. They also discover that the safe zone they were heading towards may not be as safe as they originally thought.
Steven Seagal delivers a solid performance as the brooding and mysterious Tao, who has a tragic backstory that is gradually revealed throughout the film. Tanoai Reed is also impressive as Dylan, the ambitious hunter who will stop at nothing to complete his mission.
Jenna Harrison plays the role of the doctor, who is determined to find a cure for the virus even as they fight for survival. Danny Midwinter plays the role of the group's leader, a tough but compassionate ex-con who forms an unlikely friendship with Tao.
Overall, Against the Dark is an entertaining and action-packed film that will satisfy fans of the apocalypse and zombie genres. The film boasts some impressive fight scenes, courtesy of Seagal's martial arts expertise, and some genuinely creepy moments thanks to the fast and relentless zombies.
While it may not break any new ground in terms of plot, Against the Dark is a well-executed and enjoyable thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.
Against the Dark is a 2008 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.2.