One night, a small band of middle school friends, sneak out to the railroad tracks in order to film a night sequence of a zombie movie that they were making. While filming, a truck recklessly drives on to the railroad tracks and crashes into an oncoming train. The kids survive with only a few cuts, scrapes and bruises. Instead of rushing home, they decide to investigate and find a crate opened and the driver of the truck still alive. He warns them not to tell anyone what they have seen and to go home ASAP. Reluctantly, the kids do as they’re told but still meet and wonder what secrets lie with the wreckage from the crash. Soon strange things begin to happen, the CIA and military set up fort in the small town, people begin to disappear and some have wondered if there is a creature lurking in their mist.
This movie has the promise of being a hit. Firstly, because two of the greatest sci-fi filmmakers of our time made it; Steven Spielberg, the man who made E.T., Encounters of a Fourth Kind, and Star Wars; and J.J. Abrams, the director of Cloverfield and the newest version of Star Trek. Together many have expected this “dynamic duo” to make the next biggest alien movie of the decade. But what makes us so interested in aliens anyway? Well, just like the population’s recent intrigue in vampires, werewolves, mermaids and even superheroes, we wonder if we are the only ones of our kind. We wonder if we are truly alone. The simple answer is that we are not. GOD is with us. Always even until the end of the age.
This movie, although filled with intrigue and wonder is also filled with foul language that mainly comes from the mouths of the younger cast members. There is also a lot of gory and disturbing violence that is not acceptable for anyone especially younger viewers. In addition, one character smokes marijuana and makes sexual references to a girl. Also, parents should consider/discuss the fact that the children are rebelling and making a zombie movie as negatives.
PG-13 Intense sequences of Sci-fi action and violence, language and some drug use. Remember, pray before you pick.
By Jessica Young
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