The Rezort

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"A vacation to die for"
  • NR
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.3  (9,783)

The Rezort is a thrilling 2015 zombie movie set in a futuristic world where humanity has managed to defeat a zombie epidemic. The world has now moved on and with it has emerged a new kind of entertainment - a unique safari park where wealthy guests can hunt zombies on a remote island, known as The Rezort. The story follows the protagonist, Melanie, played by Jessica De Gouw, who lost her family to the zombie epidemic and is struggling to cope with the trauma. Her boyfriend takes her to the Rezort so that she can face her fear of the undead and heal. Once there, she is joined by other guests including Lewis (Martin McCann), Archer (Benjamin Wallfisch), and Valerie (Claire Goose). The group is introduced to the park's rules and is given access to an array of weapons for their "game."

The action begins when the power grid fails and the zombies break free from their electric fences. The park's employees attempt to regain control while the guests face a fight for survival. The group takes refuge in one of the park's safe houses and fights off the incessant assaults of the zombies. More guests and park employees join them, and the group becomes diverse with different motivations, skills, and personalities, making the story even more engaging.

Dougray Scott plays Archer, who, as the group's lone survivalist, is their only hope in the fight against the undead. Throughout the movie, he proves his mettle and manages to maintain his calm and steady resolve even in the perilous circumstances.

The use of technology in the movie is impressive. The weapons feature integrated smart devices to help guests track down their prey, and drones are used to maintain an eye on the zombies' behavior. The portrayal of the characters is consistently powerful. De Gouw's performance is particularly noteworthy as she comes out of her shell to become an integral part of the group's survival.

The story encapsulates unique elements of post-apocalyptic movies, but more importantly, it focuses on how people face trauma and overcome their fears. The subtext of the movie implies that humans have become callous and view the undead as mere entertainment. The movie brings to the fore an ethical dilemma, as the guests are taking pleasure in hunting and killing "undead" corpses of humans that they were once close to. The movie is a subtle commentary on current affairs and capitalism, with rich people paying to harm others for their pleasure.

The cinematography is awe-inspiring, with the director Steve Barker, masterfully capturing the serene views of the park before the mayhem descends upon the guests. The visual effects are exceptionally well done, with the zombies portrayed realistically, making the horror even more intense.

As the story progresses, the group realizes that the Rezort employees may be hiding a sinister secret. The suspense keeps the audience engaged and serves as a reminder that amidst the fight against the undead, trust is hard to come by.

The Rezort is an original concept movie that offers an intriguing twist to the sub-genre of undead-themed movies. The direction, the performances, the music, and the makeup all come together to create a gruesome experience that is engaging and thrilling. The theme raises questions about the morality and humanity of a society that could find organizes zoos in which we could be watching the undead fight instead of lions. With a runtime of 93 minutes, the movie manages to stay entertaining but impactful, which is a testament to its merits.

In conclusion, The Rezort is a movie that could please both hardcore zombie and occasional horror movie fans alike. It manages to serve up an interesting premise, a true horror experience, and commentary on our society's darker aspects. The movie is well-crafted and well-acted, making it an essential addition to the undead horror genre.

The Rezort is a 2016 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    5.3  (9,783)