Notable Cast: Michael Fuith, Theo Trebs
Review: What’s up with zombie love stories these days? Rammbock: Berlin Undead is one of the few films I’ve ever seen that realizes only an hour run time is needed to accomplish all important points of the film, and ends accordingly. Yes, this feature film only lasts one hour, but plays like a complete film. No stretch, no filler…no bullshit. Rammbock kicks in from moment one, and rockets directly to the finish. Again though, I can’t fault such a film because every major point is achieved. I wasn’t left asking for more as the credits rolled. Rammbock starts when Michael (Fuith) arrives at his ex-girlfriend Gabi’s (Graczyk) apartment to drop off her spare keys. Michael still holds hope their relationship can be saved, but the end of the world decides to put a damper on those plans. Michael becomes trapped in Gabi’s apartment with building handyman Harper (Trebs), as they attempt to survive the spreading virus turning people into flesh-eating monsters. But with Gabi missing, Michael refuses to sit around while his love could still be alive somewhere. Michael’s character is a testament to the great lengths true love can make someone go to, while delivering a pulse-pounding zombie hero demeanor. A nice balance of love and horror, mixed with the high-speed ride, make Rammbock: Berlin Undead a fun zombie-story while delivering romance on a heart-warming level. Bunched into the hour run time is an extremely tight script, adequate character development, zombie brutality, and horror jumps. Sure, the ending can be viewed in a hokey light, but at the same time we can’t deny the sweetness. It’s the apocalypse, but all Michael can think about is saving the only person he cares for. Use that line on your girlfriend guys, and next date night tell her you’ve got a beautiful movie depicting a love that knows no boundaries. Even zombies. Well, leave the zombie part out. She’ll figure it out soon enough. Definitely a Nato date movie.
Netflix Rating: 4/5
But since it’s a 2011 film, it gets pulled into the year wrap up as well…
Final Rating: 7.5 out of 10