“The Battery” (2012)

Films And Lice


By Jerome Reuter

As I’ve mentioned before, the zombie has been gentrified. Whenever I hear about another film being released about the undead, I roll my eyes. For a very long time, I was convinced the ship had long sailed on this particular sub genre. I was convinced nothing new could be done. Apparently, I was wrong. The Battery , released in 2012, is a breath of fresh air. This isn’t  a zombie film, this is an Art House film with zombies.

Instead of being a CGI laden orgy of quick moving ghouls, its focus is on the survivors, and their struggles to exist. It follows 2 individuals, a pitcher and catcher of a baseball team. What makes this duo so unique is that  they are complete polar opposites of one another. They represent the human psyche, logic and emotion. The catcher, is human logic, the common sense of what…

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