|starring||Billy Zane, Argiris Thanasoulas, Meletis Georgiadis, Andreas Kontopoulos, Pepi Moschovakou|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
Coming all the way from Greece is Yorgos Noussias’ zombie movie that is 50% zombie awesome and 50% Billy Zane retarded. Evil: In the Time of Heroes is the perfect title because it accurately describes the film: “Evil”, as in the zombie outbreak and all of the bloody goodness that ensures, and “In the Time of Heroes,” as in Billy Zane, the fractured period piece and idiotic mythology mixed in. It’s literally insane (and frustrating) thinking about this movie as the zombie segments are off-the-charts fantastic, while all of the historical mythos mixed in boring, nonsensical and goddamn boring.
The good: Zombies; they look fantastic, especially considering how many there are. Blood; headshots, head stomps, decapitations, throats slashes, and even arenas left with hundreds of dead bodies bleeding out. Humor; “The Cook” puts a “shoe cap” on in order to keep his shoes clean while he stomps a zombie’s head in. Another scene follows the group of survivors as they hole up in an internet café. Inside they discover two teens hiding upstairs – but as it turns out, they’ve been playing World of Warcraft for three days straight, and have no idea a zombie outbreak has even occurred.
The bad: Everything Billy Zane; one scene even features a bizarre transition where a black and white Billy Zane head spins across the screen for an entire minute. I’m not kidding – I wish I were. All of the flash backs to when this outbreak occurred are soulless and boring. They tell the exact same story as present day, only without any character development or interesting sequences.
Noussias could have literally edited out all of Billy Zane’s scenes, and all of the flashbacks, and delivered a way above par zombie feature. The scope is massive, the kills are brutal and bloody, and most of all, it’s entertaining. Great DVD rental.