Enjoy this Monday with Mildred!
This is also a Zombie World Tour post!
On my Zombie Tour of the World, I visited Germany last night. Rammbock is German for battering ram, which makes some sense when you see the film. It’s not bad, kinda basic with one twist which worked for me because it had the creaky, tension-building feel that zombie fans are familiar with.
I say the film is basic, because it’s a standard Survive The First Days Of Infection meme, with the two main characters being two strangers trapped in an apartment building in a big city (Berlin). Typically, they must identify the threat, scramble for a hiding place, listen to the government reports on tv/radio, then learn to work together to survive.
Instead of it being Social Commentary with zombies, it’s a sort of Love Story with zombies, which I think weakens the story quite a bit (though it did give a sequence at the end a tension-filled twist). The love story itself is so weak it could easily be removed completely, except for giving the hero a reason to be where he is, and to give that last sequence some punch. For a while I didn’t notice how deeply they were developing that character, and he has surprising qualities (not always good).
Overall, if you’re in the mood for a film that has extended periods of excitement encased in oddly slow episodes, and no thinking needed, then you should see this.
Unfortunately, there are very few women characters, and they don’t really do anything – at least the live ones.