The acting is terrible, even for this kind of movie. Of course, this could be considered a deliberate move to create that B-movie vibe but the group of students in particular didn’t even seem to be having much fun with their roles and their lines were super flat. The military squad were the most enjoyable characters. The coolest part was probably when one of them gets infected (of course they don’t tell anyone else because why would they? Has anyone ever been responsible in a zombie movie?) and they walk out to some awesome rock music playing. So there are some enjoyable moments here and there, but not enough to make me want to watch it again.
The green screen is terrible, sometimes on an ‘Incredible Bulk’ level (especially at the beginning), but the practical effects where they’re used – and I’m assuming the dinosaurs in this are practical because they look like a puppet/animatronic was used in combination with CGI – are actually pretty good. If the special effects had been like this consistently, it could have been improved.
Overall, there are some enjoyable moments in the film as it gets going, particularly from the characters of the military squad, but some of the main actors don’t bring much fun or personality to the table which brings it down. It does get better as the film gets into the action and the two groups of characters meet, but it would have been good to have been interested in the characters from the moment they’re introduced. I’m not asking for a full backstory for these people, just a little charisma would have gone a long way. I went into the film really wanting to like it because who doesn’t love a good B-movie creature feature? Unfortunately it just didn’t hit the mark for me