The Crazies (2010) is one of those movies that I wanted to see when it was new, but for whatever reason forgot about it until recently when I was browsing through the guide and came across it. I know it’s a remake, and I swore off remakes, I’m fickle that way.

I love how the intensity starts quickly and doesn’t fade even in the transition scenes where nothing really happenings. There were so many moments that I jumped, which has been rare lately. The effects are minimal, but nothing more is needed for this movie. The plot and story are simple, but strong, even the acting from a mostly unknown cast is good.

Remake or not, this is a great movie, and if you get the chance, give a watch. I give it 4 out of 5 Stars.

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