Movie Review: The Jurassic Dead (2017)

June 16, 2018

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, director, producer, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

In the near future, Herbert West surrogate Dr. Wojick Borge (Cooper Hoag) perfects the resurrection of the dead (green fluid and all); first by bringing back a cat, then a T-Rex (as one does)…yeah; this movie features zombie dinosaur…a zombie dinosaur that can turn humans into zombies as well…this may be the best fucking premise I’ve ever heard in my life! Opposing his machinations are a group of hard ass mercenaries and a gaggle of tech nerds…the most unlikely of combinations thrown together after an EMP asteroid attack (this just gets better and better fiends…). Can our heroes defeat the evil Borge and his putrid pet, or will they become the living dead after they find themselves deep within the mad Doctor’s fortified bunker?!!
Armed with an incredibly fun comic book aesthetic featuring mad scientists, tough as nails soldiers, action, and monsters; The Jurassic Dead is one hell of an entertaining ride on the horror biz express and plays out like a video game come to life! Sure the characters are the most basic of broad strokes (and I’d argue they absolutely should be in a film with a premise such as this…who wants drama getting in the way of zombie action…besides there’s a terrible TV show you can watch if you dig talk more than undead thrills n’ spills), and the narrative requires suspension of disbelief bigger than a T-Rex’s balls (They had big balls, right? I mean those freakin’ things were huge!) but who gives a reanimated cat’s ass; this film delivers a zombie T-Rex delivered with glorious practical effects…that’s right creeps! No bargain basement CG puke-shit here; we get puppets, suits…whatever it takes to bring this top shelf mother to life and I loved every single minute of this bad ass beast’s screen time (and we get plenty of it too). In the interest of being fair, there is CG used in this film, but it’s mainly for digital sets…but as is my way, I don’t give a flying fart if computers are used to realize environments, just keep ’em away from monsters!
To put it simply; The Jurassic Dead is a balls out blast of a fright flick; it’s over-the-top, filled with guns-a-blazin’ action, and packed with monsters and madmen…that’s a recipe for a wicked winner in my beastly book!



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