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Review of Burying the Ex

Initial Thought: What we have here is a situation like Friends with Benefits and No Strings Attached. Really similar ideas that came out really close together. This is like Life After Beth. The lesser of the two beautiful actresses is the one that becomes a zombie while the hotter one comes later. This is directed by Joe Dante though so I have faith in it.

Characters/Acting: Anton Yelchin and Alexandra Daddario are enough for my attention. The other people here are pretty good too. Oliver Cooper has really let himself go since Project X. The characters are quite eerily similar to the Life After Beth ones to an extent. I mean the character of Evelyn is a vegan and Beth was a vegetarian. Olivia her is kind of dorky just like Anna Kendrick from Life After Beth. Interesting that Anton Yelchin has fought vampires before and Ashley Greene was a vampire.

Story: A love triangle that involves a zombie ex-girlfriend, a slightly unusual dude, and a living hottie. That's about all I know about this one. Ah this made me want to work in a horror store. I looked up anything nearby and there actually is a small one like the one in this in a good distance. It has some pretty silly moments as well as some that will make you grossed out. I thought the ending was the right amount of goofy. It goes by too quickly and I wish it was longer.

Directing/Writing: It's Joe Dante! The guy who made some of my favorite childhood horror movies! I loved the Gremlins movies. Hopefully he makes me care about the characters here too. The writer Alan Trezza isn't anybody known with only this under his writing belt. They both did a pretty good job here in my opinion.

Final Thought: To me this was better and funnier than Life After Beth. I cared about the characters. I mean it isn't Dante's best movie, but it is far from his worst. Glad to see classic directors still making it big. If you are a fan I suggest given this underrated film a check.
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4 years ago on 24 May 2015 07:27