Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Colin

(2009) **

Colin has been bitten by a zombie and is in the midst of turning. Once he fully embraces his zombiness, he leaves home and wanders about seeking live flesh to eat. His sister spots him on the road, she and her friends kidnap Colin and attempt to spark some shred of human memory from him, it doesn’t work. Does it sound kind of boring? That’s because it is. A day in the life of a zombie is pretty dull. They lumber around town looking for someone to eat, and that’s just about it. If it’s a particularly exciting day, they may run into a bunch of zombie killers. If they make it out alive, they live to shuffle around another day, if not, it’s no big deal. Ugh, Tony and I both fell asleep a half hour into this film. I had to rewatch the last hour and 10 minutes when I got up this morning, even then it was hard to stay awake. Tony described it best when he said, “Colin is a video tranquilizer.” Reserve this for a night when you need to combat insomnia, it'll put you right out, guaranteed.

6 comments:

AC said...

brutal! mad monster party? was also like a sleeping pill, i slept like a baby that night.

JPX said...

Is that Gary Busey? As soon as I saw the picture I thought, "Colin looks like a jerk". He looks less like a zombie and more like every person I went to college with.

Octopunk said...

That's what you get for going to Zombie College. Good thing Clown College was next door or there would've been no worthy parties.

Maybe we should put together a sub-subgenre of movie whose titles are just the name of the main character. Like Colin, Martin and... uh...

DCD said...

"A day in the life of a zombie is pretty dull."

Hilarious! I've never really thought about it - but that makes so much sense.

Landshark said...

Damn, because I love the premise "A day in the life of a zombie." Seems like they could have done something fun with that if they, you know, had some talent?

50PageMcGee said...

i always imagined the life of a zombie to be more existentially quiet than dull.

10/6: lumbered, stared wistfully at the horizon.

10/7: lumbered. ate brains today -- delicious. stared wistfully at the horizon.


would have loved to get Hemingway's take on the zombie genre.