As of right now, I'm not entirely sure if I can sit through another zombie movie. Even last year's The Girl With All the Gifts - a film that was technically accomplished in nearly every aspect - kind of bored me to tears simply due to the fact that I'm having trouble mustering up any sort of enthusiasm for another undead romp. People argue about whether "superhero fatiugue" is real or not, but I'm here to assure you "zombie fatigue" is a true motherfucker.
That said, the latest trip down Romero Avenue - the Irish outbreak pictue The Cured - looks to be sporting solid turns from both Ellen Page (Juno) and Sam Keeley (This Must Be the Place). Whether or not this first time feature from writer/director David Freyne actually delivers on the ...28 Days Later vibes its trailer owns is another story entirely.
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The official synopsis for The Cured from IFC Films also promises a rather lived-in answer to the tried and true zombie meltdown formula:
What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life—but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? Pulsing with provocative parallels to our troubled times, The Cured is a smart, scary, and hauntingly human tale of guilt and redemption.
Can Page help keep my attention for 93 minutes of flesh-eating mayhem? We'll just have to see when the movie hits VOD and theaters on February 23rd.