One Sentence: Crazy scary.
Running Time: 101 Minutes
Release Date: 26-Feb-2010
Maybe I am just happy that there is something good in the theater, but I really liked The Crazies. It seems like the drought of a good scary movie has been even longer. I can't even remember the last good scary movie I saw. So when The Crazies was over, even with the overdone ending I was very pleased. The Crazies hit all the good fear buttons that are working right now. Supernatural doesn't seem to be doing too well these days so The Crazies story which is rooted in reality delivered a lot of scary moments.
Everything about this movie worked, it was small in scope and characters. It was simple, the idea made sense and when it wanted to make you jump out of your seat it did so, and it did it well. There were a couple of things that were a little far fetched but it is easily overlooked because of how tense you are watching the movie. I was scared and I am very happy about that.
Monkeyjenn said after the movie as she is getting older she is liking scary movies less, which I think is a great sign for The Crazies. She was scared, I was scared and the movie worked, so I would check it out this weekend in the theater, especially if you have been hoping for something scary to come out.