While pressing play on my computer to watch ‘Zombie Ninjas vs Black Ops’ I knew the odds were slim that this would be a great movie, but nothing prepared me for the mind-numbing experience I was about to have. ‘Zombie Ninjas vs Black Ops’ was directed by Rody Claude and written by Kylie Claude.
Beginning with the story, that I felt I had already seen one too many times, a group of scientist trying to bring new life to dead flesh, make a horrible mistake while testing on the bodies of dead mercenaries. I’m sure you can guess what happens next. Of course there’s a hero in this story, Dillon (Adam T. Perkins), a man who has come for a job interview. When the zombie ninjas begin their assault on the company’s employees Dillon jumps in to help. The platoon of Black Ops soldiers arrive and are quickly killed by the undead. One scientist survives the attacks and Dillon sets out to protect her and find a way out. Yawn.
Zombies + hero + pretty girl + random deaths = half of the zombie movies we’ve seen.
As for the actors, I kept asking myself “Seriously?” Over acting was a huge problem in this movie. Adam T. Perkins was the only half decent thing about this movie. The cast includes: Kira Caine, Soa Palelei, Korum Ellis, Kenny Low, Jackson Britza, Paul Boucher and Serena Filgueira.
The special effects were lack-luster. The zombies had on grey face paint and dark makeup around their eyes and mouth. Most of the time they had on ski masks, which was an interesting way to avoid costly makeup. They had horribly awkward body movements, mostly they constantly shrugged their shoulders up and down and leaned back and opened their mouths while sound effects were added to sound like a half-grunt/half-howl. When you see the word ninja in a movie title you expect to see some impressive fighting, wrong. The zombies spent a good bit of their time just running around, not doing martial arts.
My verdict, I found it to be something I’ve seen to many times. It’s boring, shallow and ridiculous (and not in a good way). It is an hour and thirty minutes of my life that I can never get back.
If you are still interested in seeing ‘Zombie Ninjas vs Black Ops’, it is now available from Redbox, via Green Apple Entertainment.