Though it will hardly win plaudits for originality, go with it and at very worst The Crazies is fun for the ride.
With its premise taken from George A Romero’s 1973 horror classic of the same name, The Crazies will hardly win plaudits for originality. But as an updated account of a government’s misdemeanour and public hysteria, it’s fashionable at least.
As the townsfolk of Pierce County, Iowa, begin exhibiting distressing symptoms of an unidentified affliction, Sheriff David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant) and his deputy (Joe Anderson) are called into action. With infection spreading like wildfire, the pair must move fast to protect their loved ones before the virus takes hold.
It’s hard to be wowed by films of this stature, especially when there are clichés at every turn and inconsequential characters crop up so opportunely, but go with it; at very worst it’s still fun for the ride.