We got to check out the latest zombie-horror fiasco with a little twist!
Pandemic is set in the near future, where a fast growing virus of epic deathly proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing all grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren (Rachel Nichols – Star Trek) is a doctor, who, after the fall of New York, comes to Los Angeles to lead a team to hunt for and rescue uninfected survivors and find the answers behind the deadly outbreak.
Pandemic takes the zombie genre to a newer height, introducing a sort of First person shooter element into the mix which has been seen in the likes of Doom etc. Here it does work well to a point but it is very vastly edited for the viewer to keep track of what is visually taking place.
Pandemic also stars Alfie Allen (Game Of Thrones), Mekhi Phifer (Dawn Of The Dead) and Missi Pyle (Gone Girl) and they bring a little charismatic to their characters but overall become very dull and unappealing to the viewer.
The story holds not much on originality with the feeling of done that coming off like an icky smell. There are scenes reminiscing that of 28 Days Later and Rec throughout which feel like a knock off compared to them two great horror outings.
Being a very low budget B type movie, Pandemic may not bring in the audience but although it lack much on an original stand-point we have to give credit for the makers giving it a valiant effort!
On a good note, we will say that the final act was handled incredibly well and gave our main character some well needed development. With the final scene impressing us on where they took the story, sadly though – Pandemic will go under the radar as just another mindlessly ambitious zombie outing.
(Personal rating: 2.5/5) – nerd out!