Outpost: Black Sun (2012)

outpost black sunOutpost: Black Sun (2012)

Directed by: Steve Barker

Starring: Richard Coyle, Clive Russell, Michael Byrne

two-stars

Guess I gotta start my “IT HAS BEEN __ DAYS SINCE OUR LAST WORKPLACE ZOMBIE MOVIE” counter over again. Ah well, it’s bound to happen, at least I’m not as entirely worn out by them as I was this time last year. I’m just 99% worn out on them. You’d think that people would get tired of reusing old, cheap horror tropes, but that just ain’t the way the world works.

The daughter of a Nazi hunter is after her last target (who I guess is the last Nazi in the world? Or something), but she has trouble getting to him because the army happens to be sending people to the same place for a mysterious reason. She teams up with a freelance sometimes-Nazi-hunter and they concurrently team up with a squad of soldiers, and the whole lot of them go deep into enemy territory. The enemy is, of course, zombie Nazis. I’m sure you can figure out the rest of the plot yourself.

There was a lot of work put into this movie, and it actually looks pretty good. There are some interesting, if not entirely creative, special effects to be had, and the direction keeps the film from being boring. The problem is that everything else in this movie is just so bland and generic. It’s the same old stock of characters fighting zombies, dying off at predictable intervals, the same sort of triple-cross at the end that you’d expect… even the concept of zombie Nazis has been run deep into the ground. I guess if you really have to see a movie about zombie Nazis, this one’ll do for you. If you’re looking for anything new in any way, skip it.

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