These days zombies films are a dime a dozen and it has no become how many different ways they can deliver the genre as opposed the zombie itself. The latest, Navy Seals vs. Zombies features Ed Quinn, Rick Fox, Chad ‘Gunner’ Lail, Molly Hagan, Lolo Jones and Michael Dudikoff, but does it bring the action and zombie fun to the film or will it be a failed mission?
Navy Seals vs. Zombies follows a team of highly skilled Navy SEALS who find themselves embarking on the battle of their lives when they come face-to-face with the undead. After a deadly outbreak occurs in New Orleans, the SEALS must fight for their lives, and the city, against an army of zombies. This is one of those films that does its best with what it is working with to deliver, but does struggle a bit here and there. The story is simple and pretty much the same as every other zombie storyline, but thankfully they attempt to make this more of an action film instead of horror. The film is a bit all over the place most of the time trying to build up the story, but it never really goes anywhere. Eventually it does get to the action but it never stands out more than just average. The CG blood and gun shots always hurts films like this although it is understandable on lower budget films. Here while you can tell it is CG it is handled decent enough that it doesn’t throw you off too much. On the plus side they have ditched the slow moving walkers and instead have a more “Rage virus” approach making them at least more entertaining to watch.
At the end of the day this film feels like something off the SyFy channel without the super cheesy effects and really bad acting. It will likely find its audience for those that just love anything zombies, but just keep expectations low and you might have some fun.