The Crazies (2010) – By Brian Morton

I’ve just discovered something, remakes almost never live up to the original in your mind, but, if you haven’t seen the original, then a remake is just a good movie!  That’s what I discovered while watching the remake of the Romero classic, The Crazies.

The story here is of the small town of Ogden Marsh, Iowa.  One spring afternoon, during a local high school baseball game, one of the local farmers walks onto the field with a shotgun.  After a brief stand-off with the sheriff, he’s shot and killed, begging the question, What The Hell?!?!  Then, seemingly randomly, other people begin to just go crazy, there’s no rhyme or reason to it.  And when the military shows up, not explaining their presence, the sheriff and his deputy really know that something bad is happening, but they’re not allowed to help, in fact, the military seems to be rounding up every one in town and locking them up!

What’s going on?  Well, you’ll just have to grab a copy of The Crazies to see for yourself.  Now, having never seen the Romero original, I have nothing to compare this to, so, in my humble opinion, this is a fantastic movie!  I’d even feel safe comparing this to the remake of Dawn Of The Dead as far as quality and entertainment go, this is a fast paced thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat through most of the movie, and, in the end, you’ll really wonder where it’s going next.  This is a remake that I feel really deserves a sequel…it’s just that good.

I’m giving The Crazies 4 out of 4 cigars, it’s a great movie and, if you’re like me, then you’re going to love it!  Find out more and get a copy for yourself by heading over to http://www.anchorbayent.com.