The zombie apocalypse has come in the form of an airborne virus that turns humans into zombies. With most of the population dead or turned to zombies, only a handful of children are immune to the disease. Wandering through what is left of the world, a 9-year-old girl does whatever it takes to survive.
Karina Pizarro (Camille's Mom), Cristobal Barra (6 yr. old boy), Patricio Lynch (Doctor), Sergio Allard (Police Chief), Camille Lynch (Camille).
If you are looking for a traditional zombie flick, this is not it. In Descendents a young girl who is immune to the zombie virus wanders the post-apocalyptic world trying to find her way to the ocean. Meeting other children along the way, they band together in the journey. When zombies finally do approach, they notice the bite marks already on the necks of the children and decide not to eat them. Finally at the ocean a large octopus is apparently meaningful in some unknown way.
Acting was almost non-existent in this one. There wasn't much dialogue or even interaction between the cast. Narration did most of the explaining and even it was a bit weak.
Camera work was uninspired to say the least. Sets and backgrounds appeared to be natural settings and bland. Effects, both CGI and physical, were seriously lacking in quality. Sound and soundtrack were flat or poorly done.
Overall Descendents is a bland bit of work that is much less a zombie film than it is an esoteric Indie inspired attempt at art. The horror is minimal and the zombies are weak. Pass on this one unless you enjoy guessing what a film is about while making up your own dialogue.
With some mild violence this should be fine for older teens and above.
Descendents is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 1 out of 5
copyright ©2012 Dave Riedel
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