Big fan of Dead Rising game.
The Good, a lot of the games buildings are in the movie. there's a feeling of familiarity. the custom weapons are in there although the ones they showed weren't that impressive or at least what i would have liked to have seen. The story is descent kept me interested.
The Bad, the action scenes are slow and drawn out. There's a lot of terrible angle shots. The excessive POV shots are also very annoying and they're throughout the entire film. IMO, POV shots never work for any film and the game itself is a 3rd person perspective so not sure why they threw so much in.
The movie/series has huge potential so hopefully it will get better. faster action and i can do without the POV
Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015) 1080p YIFY Movie
Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015) 1080p
Dead Rising is a movie starring Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, and Virginia Madsen. A group of people fight to survive in a zombie-infested town.
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The Synopsis for Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015) 1080p
In East Mission, Oregon, the Hit Point reporter Chase Carter and the camerawoman Jordan are covering stories from the people in quarantine of a zombie outbreak. The FEZA is using the vaccine Zombrex to inoculate the victims and Chase tries to interview Crystal LaRourke that is on the location. Out of the blue, the patients turn into zombies and Jordan flees with the Hit Point car, leaving Chase behind. He follows Crystal chased by zombies and she stumbles upon Maggie, a woman in shock that has just lost her daughter. They seek shelter in a loan store while Jordan arrives in the border but is sent to quarantine. While the military under the command of General Lyons want to bomb the city since Zombrex is ineffective, Chase, Crystal and Maggie fight to reach the border. Chase discovers a secret about Crystal while Jordan discloses the real intention of General Lyons.
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The Reviews for Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015) 1080p
mediocreReviewed byktterajiVote: 6/10
Big fan of Dead Rising game.
So, it is not as I am not familiar with dead rising, since I played first dead rising game on xbox 360 when I was a lot younger, so I have some nostalgic childhood memories about dead rising.
When I saw that there is a movie about dead rising, I was kind a excited and I decided to watch it.
It is not like I didn't watch it all, but it kind a didn't give me the effect after which I was.
Overall it gave me kind a feeling that it is game movie, it is kind a good in some way , but there were so many theatrical moments that I felt bad about them. Speaking about movie's story, well I felt that it was rather promising, but that is about it, what is not good at all. I hoped for something more interesting, creative, wise. What can I say, weapons which wouldn't work in real life, or stupid decisions made by key persons, that is not cool at all.
Of course there were some interesting stuff too, like zombies who are smarter than usual ones or scenes from TV studio. As well this movie didn't go cheap for brutality, a lot of bloody scenes and a lot of action.
I personally liked this movie more than disliked, though it was a bit of disappointing, since I hoped for something more wise. If you like zombie movies or you have played dead rising, well you can go and watch it, just so you have seen it, but if you have never played dead rising or you are not fan of zombie movies, you may found this movie a big waste of your time. Though the main actress is really hot, so yeah for her you can go and watch it!
In my opinion this movie goes from 5 to 6 out of 10 in my scale.
So many attempts have been made by Hollywood to create a movie from a video game (Doom, Super Mario Brothers, Max Payne) and vice versa (Alien, Indiana Jones, The Evil Dead, Jaws) that have been so so bad, that my expectations were pretty low going into this newest fare.
Dead Rising: Watchtower is the live action adaptation of the hugely popular video game series Dead Rising, by game giant Capcom. And I have to say, right from the get go– I was pleasantly surprised! Not only did it not suck, it was actually very entertaining.
Don't get me wrong. There was plenty in this two hour film that will ensure it will never be hoisted up into the realm of Romero or even The Walking Dead any time soon. But as average zombie fare goes, it was actually above average.
The story follows online reporter Chase Carter (Jesse Metcalfe) and his camerawoman Jordon (Keegan Connor Tracy) as they cover the stories of the people inside of the walled-in quarantined area in Oregon, as the government (FEZA – Federal Emergency Zombie Authority) attempts to contain a viral outbreak that turns people into ravenous zombies. An anti-viral drug called Zombrex, that keeps the virus at bay, is being administered to those infected. When it becomes clear that the drug is no longer effective, Chase, Jordon, grieving mother Maggie (Virginia Madsen), and survivor, Crystal (Meghan Ory) battle their way to a pawn shop, and temporary safety. But Crystal has a dark secret, and the army has a hidden agenda.
This the perfect set up that turns the movie back into the video game. All manner of weapons can be fashioned from things in the pawn shop of course? and well, they are. A garbage can lid gets protruding blades, anything with a long handle gets a pike, a sledge hammer head, or a tree-limb rotary saw attached to each end, making for plenty of weapon-point-of-view camera shots later on. Case in point: a continuous tracking shot with no cut-aways that follows Chase through a horde, into a bus, out of the bus, onto a car, on top of the bus, all the while battling the undead with his tree-limb rotary saw and baseball bat. Marvelous! While the main characters do a decent job as beleaguered protagonists, some of the best performances are by the supporting cast. These include Aleks Paunovic as a Mad Max-style biker gang leader who wants to rule the world with his minions, and the always entertaining Rob Riggle as hotshot Frank West, who has already survived one outbreak, being interviewed (and being a jack-ass) on the UBN news broadcasts, interspersed throughout the movie.
I would like to have seen more visceral carnage (there's plenty of zombie-killing, but mostly CGI blood, and not nearly enough amputations). Through the use of the many improvised weapons, there are quite a number of inventive kills, but one stands out for me. It's a shot of a wandering zombie-dad chowing down on the remains of his child who is strapped to his chest in a baby front-pack– kind of like a feed bag.
The lack of true gore was obviously a budgetary constraint, but this was definitely not a low-budget affair. A few more practical "Walking Dead-style" effects would have upped the ante for me. That might be my only real complaint.
I read a couple of pretty scathing reviews, but I think they just didn't get it. Dead Rising, Watchtower stays pretty true to the video game, which was its obvious intent. There are plenty of shout-outs to the game itself, like Chase donning a servbot helmet t-shirt, and one zombie getting "traffic-coned." There is probably too much plot for its own good (I can't believe I'm saying that) making it feel like a hodgepodge of ideas that could have played out over the run of a television series (which is in the works, by the way).
Is it worth watching? For fans of the game, absolutely! It's entertaining and free on Crackle right now. Will you find it entertaining? It depends on the mindset you go into it with.