THE CITY OF ANGELS HAS GONE TO HELL STAY INDOORS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO VACATE THE CITY. STAY AWAY FROM OTHER PEOPLE.
When meteors strike Los Angeles, the massive destruction they cause is the least of the city’s worries as its inhabitants begin to fall deathly ill from the resulting smoke.
But when the dead begin to reanimate and feed off the living, five friends make a run for the coast before they can be killed by the infected – or worse, by government forces who will fight to contain the situation at any cost – in this nightmarish no-holds-barred thriller.
What We Thought:
At this point, zombie movies are as oversaturated as Starbucks are. I used to watch every zombie movie that came along, and now I avoid most of them.
But I’m still a sucker for a good one, so I decided to give Disaster L.A. a chance. And ultimately, I’m glad I did.
The film starts off with a group of friends partying, and admittedly, there is one who’s so annoying that I thought the movie was going to be awful.
But things shape up quickly, and before you know it, we’re in familiar zombie territory.
Filled with no-name actors, the movie doesn’t do anything particularly original; in fact, it’s clearly influenced by any number of previous zombie films. But it still manages to be enjoyable.
Disaster L.A. won’t win any awards or change the way you think about zombie films, but it’s an easy way to kill 90 minutes.