#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – As a toxin begins to turn the residents of Ogden Marsh, Iowa into violent psychopaths, sheriff David Dutton tries to make sense of the situation while he, his wife, and two other unaffected townspeople band together in a fight for survival.
Plot: Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.
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Great watch, will watch again, and do recommend.
I have no idea how I went 10 years without seeing this one.
It shows you my frame of mind when this was the most uplifting thing of my day.
This is a great survivalist movie: an unknown infection occurs in a small rural town, and the government is closing in to secure and “decontaminate” the area. And get nothing wrong, “our” government will contain, secure, and then protect, in that order.
Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell kill in this, they’re great start to finish. Joe Anderson does steal the show a few times though, really embodying the spirit of a rage filled person. Danielle Panabaker is the reason this got on my radar at all, but she is sort of “emotional teen girl”, and I feel she’s too big an actor for that, so it wasn’t my favorite part.
The writing is well done, in a progressive manner that makes me think that we really missed out on a “The Crazies” videogame. The thing that makes this the infection more interesting than the average rabid / zombie movie, is that these infected are still “smart”. Now they’re uncontrollably driven to kill, but they can do it by car / rifle / coordinated attack, and even an overwhelming mob. Hell they can even set traps.
So you’re basically fighting insane people on PCP. The infection effect seems to differ based on how inclined you are to kill people. There were a couple that managed to hide until they came across someone they had motivation to kill before infection. Some people are just confused, like they don’t understand why they’re doing what they’re doing. Others “round up da’ boys” and go a hooting and hollering. The range of behaviors keep you on your toes.
On top of the infected, you have the military cleansing the area who (in theory) are still in their right mind, and no idea what is the infection vector.
I really enjoyed this, it did remind me of “Mom and Dad” which has a similar infection, but the psychological motivations are much clearer and have a very nice built in complexity.
Directed by Breck Eisner and written by Scott Kosar & Ray Wright, The Crazies (2010) is a remake of the 1973 film directed by George A. Romero. It stars Timothy Olyphant, Rhada Mitchell and Joe Anderson. The plot sees a toxic spillage make its way into a small American town’s water system and turns some of the locals into marauding maniacs.
Eisner’s movie is that rare old thing these days, that of the horror remake that greatly improves upon the original. That might annoy some Romero purists, but the truth is, is that his original film really isn’t that great to begin with. Thus it’s ripe for a remake, whilst acknowledging that a certain weariness creeps into our thoughts at the seemingly never ending line of horror remakes getting churned out by a Hollywood running out of ideas. Hell I will even venture that we have seen all this before, nothing in this “Crazies” will have the horror faithful rushing out to tell their buddies about some overtly cranial splendour piece they have just watched, but this is a very effective horror piece, taut and tense at times, at others sick and splendidly disgusting. Eisner may not be a “Craven”, or for sure no “Romero”, but he executes the material with gusto and shows a knack for knowing how to make the material work.
The film is structured over three parts. Character formations in the little town of the delightfully small Americana sounding Ogden Marsh, which leads into the infected going doolally. Then it’s the army attempting to get things under control. Lastly it’s the the fall out as our brave survivors, erm, try to survive and make sense of what is happening. Eisner and his writers even get away with not fleshing out the principal characters. We know Olyphant’s Sheriff is a toughie, and that his pregnant wife, Mitchell, is equally resourceful, while the deputy played by the film’s standout performer, Joe Anderson, we know is loyal and sharp with a rifle. Who cares about flesh on these bones, let the crazies after them and see how they cope. Where the writers score plus points is with the portrait of a world losing its humanity. The sick are rounded up and contained, nobody cares enough to try and help them, while those sent to restore order, to protect the people, are as dangerous as those bleeding from the eyes and ears. There’s madness everywhere.
With memorable blood pumping scenes, bona fide suspense and metaphorical smarts in the writing, this is one damn fine remake shocker. 7.5/10
The right kind of remake
This remake of the 1973 George Romero film sees the rural Iowa town of Ogden Marsh become unhinged when it’s residents begin exhibiting odd behavior, usually culminating in acts of violence. Sheriff David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant) is at a loss to explain what’s happening to the people he’s known all his life, but the discovery of a dead pilot in a marsh leads him to the answer, a downed plane infecting the town’s water supply. It isn’t long before the military has blocked all methods of communication and descended upon the town. Determined to render a final solution, they don’t intend to let anyone out alive.
Following the basic setup of the original, this update expands upon the story and throws in a few new directions and surprises. If you ask me, there was plenty of room for improvement. Romero’s film is decent, but highly flawed. You could blame the budget, but Romero’s done some fantastic work with low budgets. It definitely had bigger problems than that. This is the type of remake I wish there were more of, the type that can improve on a weak original. We spend the majority of the film with the four main characters as they attempt to escape the madness; David, his wife (Radha Mitchell), his deputy (Joe Anderson) and his wife’s secretary (Danielle Pannabaker). I was already a fan of both Olyphant and the lovely Mitchell before viewing this, and they’re once again in solid form here. This is basically Olyphant’s show, and he owns the screen when he’s on. I’d love to see him get more leading roles after this. Anderson and Pannabaker are also impressive, getting me to care about the fates of their characters, something that many horror films have a hard time doing. One of the major differences between this and the Romero original is the lack of focus on the military’s point of view this time around. We spend the duration seeing the events from the perspective of the leads and various other townsfolk. While the POV shown in the ’73 film did offer some levels of interest, I think it works better as far as menace goes to not do that here.
The crazies themselves are well rendered, each person reacting differently to the virus. Some are completely gone while others still retain some semblance of a thought process, the hunters for instance. After seeing the trailer, I was worried that they’d turn this into another zombie movie, but I was happy to see that wasn’t the case. Speaking of the crazies, Lynn Lowry (of the original, Shivers, I Drink Your Blood, etc.) pops up very briefly as one of them. A nice little nod there, and I noticed another potential nod to a similar film, 1984’s Impulse, in which contaminated milk leads people to act on their base impulses. A scene of Olyphant running after a mysterious vehicle that has been documenting the carnage mirrors a sequence from that picture. Also of note is Maxime Alexandre’s gorgeous cinematography. Eisner was smart in getting him, as he’s done equally stellar work for Alexandre Aja in the past. Thankfully, the use of CGI is minimal. In fact, I don’t believe any pops up until the end, and when we get to that, it actually works just fine.
The film is peppered with a number of suitably tense set-pieces, particularly one involving a pitchfork, a scene in a car wash and the aforementioned ending. On the downside, there are a few cheap jump scares thrown in. The music also struck me as being rather pedestrian at times. Overall though, I can safely say I’ll be returning to this one more often than the 1973 effort.
Not that crazy about this movie…
I wasn’t that thrilled by this movie. Most of the action scenes were one person vs one person which was kind of sad to me. There weren’t many triage situations which I like to see in a big motion picture. I believe its alright for horror movies to slightly break away from logic and reason, however, when “crazy” people start logically working together, it makes me think they are not that crazy. I couldn’t tell, maybe that is what the director was going for? Either way, berserk psychopaths should not be working together reasonably. The acting was atrocious and the entire movie is nothing compared to a George Romero film, and I have seen them all. The movie was entirely predictable and unoriginal to say the least. Don’t waste your time or money on this movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Genre Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director Breck Eisner
Writer Scott Kosar (screenplay), Ray Wright (screenplay), George A. Romero
Actors Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Joe Anderson, Danielle Panabaker
Country USA, United Arab Emirates
Awards 11 nominations.
Production Company Participant Media
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses, Arriflex 235, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
Laboratory CineFilm Laboratory, Atlanta (GA), USA, Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 2,761 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI), D-Cinema