Author: K. Harris (StudioCityGuy..
A pleasant surprise, the intimate French film "Mutants" tackles the familiar zombie genre and infuses it with real human drama. If you come into the film anticipating an all-out creature feature assault, then the slow build tension--most of which arises from man-to-man interactions--might be a little bit of a let down. However, for those that like a little bit of substance with their carnage, there is much to recommend this tense examination of survival. Set in a wintry and isolated environment, "Mutants" makes the most from its claustrophobic setting. Add some good effects, absolutely terrific performances, and an intriguing moral dilemma and this movie far exceeded my expectations. Though not completely original, this still works as a grown-up horror story that balances a thoughtful narrative with gory mayhem.After a virus transforms much of the population into flesh eating monsters, a young couple (who happen to be paramedics) are on the run to rumored safety at a...Read more