Monday, May 2, 2016

Movie review: Navy SEALs: The Battle for New Orleans

Zombies have come to Louisiana, and so has a team of Navy SEALs tasked with containing them. All of their skills will be needed as the SEALs fight to save the city, and their own lives.

Ed Quinn (LT), Michael Dudikoff (Cmdr. Sheer), Rick Fox (VP Bentley), Chad Lail (Gunner), Molly Hagan (Agent Thomas), Stephanie Honore (Amanda), Damon Lipari (AJ), Massimo Dobrovic (Dave).

Navy SEALs: The Battle for New Orleans begins with a teaser of things to come before settling into some plot setup and character development. Thankfully it doesn't last long and about 12 minutes into the film things get a lot more interesting as the zombie infection begins to spread at light speed. From there the film is a mess of action scenes and mild plot movements that don't do much to explain what has happened. The story finishes with a dose of morality

Acting was mediocre at best here. Quinn was decent but could have delivered more emotionally. Dudikoff fit his angry military office role nicely. Fox was flat and obviously a nod to the current political climate. Hagan was solid, as was Lipari and to a lesser extent, Honore.

Camera work, sets, and backgrounds had a decent Reality TV feel that fit the film theme pretty well. Action scenes and CGI were reasonably well done, if somewhat mild. Dialogue was dry and could have used more depth. Sound and soundtrack were okay.

Navy SEALs: The Battle for New Orleans is a decent entry-level zombie flick with a mildly interesting plot and decent technical work. If you are looking for something new to the zombie genre, or intense action and adventure, this one will probably disappoint. If you are instead seeking something a bit more mild, check it out.

Violence, gore, mild foul language and sexuality can all be found in this one which should be fine for older teens and above.

Released: 2015
Reviewed: 4.27.16
Star rating: 2 out of 5
Genre: Zombies, Horror, Military Action & Adventure, Zombie Horror

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