Reviewing the Tape: The Lazarus Effect

Hello ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to another movie review.  It’s been a while since the last one, so things have changed a little bit.  So, let’s get right into the action.

The right side of a woman's face with full black eyeballs with scarring all around that same eye. The words "The Lazarus Effect" are at the bottom right in white, 5 cast members names above the title, and the tagline "Evil Will Rise" at the bottom middle.

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Alright, let’s get right down to business.  While this movie can be classified as a horror movie, the scares really don’t start happening until the second half of the movie.  Sure, there are some moments where stuff happens and it could make you jump.  But, most of the scares come after Zoe is re-animated.

This movie does bring up a very interesting, and valid point.  What would happen if we scientifically brought back somebody from the dead? And, as we can tell, the movie does its best to bring us its idea as to what would happen.  Now, there are some science fictiony things like levitation, mind-reading and thought-projection, but at the same time, it does bring up a very interesting point to focus on the real world.  What would happen to the human mind should it get re-animated? Would we come back the way we were before we met our demise? Would we withdraw because of the knowledge that we were dead? Would we go on a homicidal rampage? All those questions, and many, many more…should only be answered in the movies.  I hope that we, as a scientific society, stay away from the question of re-animating the dead, for a very, very, very long time.

There is one thing that sticks out to me though.  Sure, we get this big, evil corporation that takes away all their research…and that’s it.  That’s all we get.  There’s panic that this corporation is watching their every move.  But, besides the fact that they broke the rules of the grant, and therefore forfeit all of their research…why did we even have to include them? Other than to serve as the catalyst for the plot? I just…I don’t quite get it.

But, for those of you who want to watch a movie with a mix of science fiction and horror without a lot of blood involved, check out this movie.

Body Count: 4

 

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