Interesting take on the zombie genre
- The Cured review by DT
As the making-of feature states, The Cured begins where many zombie films end. A cure for the epidemic has been found and society attempts to return to normality. 75% of zombies have become human once again but still remember everything they did during the outbreak, and the humans also find it hard to forgive and forget.
The obvious metaphor is about racism, specifically towards immigrants from the Middle East. How can people who are different integrate into a culture where there is so much suspicion and fear of them? Would the isolation they experience encourage them to lash out and fulfil the perceptions others have of them?
The main character, Senan, goes to live with his sister-in-law and her son. When she takes him to school, another mother asks scornfully "how could you let one of them in your house with your son?", which is a direct quote I've heard in documentaries about the Windrush generation and in present-day regarding Syrian refugees. Senan's friend, Conor, who was with him during the outbreak, warns him that the humans still fear them and it's only a matter of time before they're rounded up to be killed. They must strike first. So Connor forms a terrorist cell comprised of former-zombies, putting Senan in the middle of this conflict between the two sides of himself.
An interesting and refreshing take on the zombie genre which entertained me throughout the run-time and kept me thinking way after the credits finished rolling - rare for a film of this type.
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I didn't realise it was so slow
- The Cured review by sw
Great cast and well acted but very slow, if you like a more drama, thriller type zombie film then im sure youl like this but if your after dawn of the dead, 28 days later kind of pacing then this isn't the one.
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