Directed by Jeremy Gardner
Two baseball players struggle to get along with each other after a zombie apocalypse in this inventive film which Fangoria called "the most reinvigorating take on this overworn subgenre I've seen in ages." Friends Ben and Mickey are in this together, but that doesn't mean they're happy about it. Ben has fully embraced their situation, and loves killing zombies. Mickey on the other hand, just wishes everything would go back to normal. When their travels lead them into scary territory, the pair have to rely on each other if they want to survive another day. Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.
In this indie zombie film, two men struggle to adapt after an apocalypse.
Cast: Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim, Niels Bolle, Larry Fessenden
One of the best zombie films I've ever seen
Really great slow burn, low budget well acted zombie film. Great character development. Them focusing on the characyets resp9nse to the zombie Apocolypse instead of the actual zombies not only stretched the shoestring budget but also lended to a more interesting and unique angle. Worth a watch. I really loved the ending.
This movie is a slow burn that doesn't amount to much of a climax. It's not the worst movie in the world, but The Battery doesn't really stand out when compared to other zombie films, making for a dull experience.
I was tricked by the large amount of positive reviews this movie got. If you've never seen a zombie film before, it might surprise. Otherwise, this is just as generic as they come. There's approximately 5 minutes of actual story/content, but 95% of the movie is comprised of music video-esque scenes/montages of the annoying duo just living on the outskirts and complaining. One egregiously long shot has them just brushing their teeth. Sometimes there's a zombie. A lot of times there isn't. As a short film, like 5 minutes long, the end could have carried weight. But a short film idea stretched to feature length for no discernible reason beyond mumblecore "characterization" makes for a tedious time. It's just a bare-bones zombie flick seen through a hipster's lens of pretension.