Movie Review: Black Death (2010)

This movie, set in medieval times, is not a typical outbreak style horror movie. But I gave it a watch to shuffle things up, to see if anything stood out, and also, just because Sean Bean is pretty entertaining.

This movie also sports a hell of a cast: Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Tim McInnerny (Game of Thrones, MI-5), Carice van Houten, David Warner, and a few other recognizable faces. It’s not exactly an ensemble movie — most of the movie belongs to Bean and Redmayne. But still, it’s impressive seeing the wide and far selection of folks in it.

Other than gore, there aren’t a lot in the way of effects. That means the effects didn’t really have any holes in them: no mistakes to be made. The movie is quite freaking violent, too, and gets a little torture-happy toward the end. But it’s worth the pain, especially for the ending, which… I mean, that’s a Chef’s-kiss worthy ending if I’ve ever seen one. Everyone did a great job putting that together.

This is a good movie, and it earned a spot near the top of our rankings despite departing a great deal from the original premise of these 13. We’ve got one film left. Back next week for the *Last Weekly Film Review*.

1. 28 Days Later
2. Contagion
2. The Last Man On Earth
4. Outbreak
5. 12 Monkeys
6. Black Death
7. 28 Weeks Later
7. I Am Legend
7. The Omega Man

11. Pandemic (2016)
12. Toxic Skies.
13. Pandemic (2009)

Report card
Runtime: An hour forty-one.
Acting: Pretty great across the board.
Effects: Mostly just the gore.
Violence: Major.
Dead Townsfolk: Millions.
Revenge Kills: Several.
Gun Use: That’d be some trick…
Gore: A decent bit, especially toward the end. Some torture.
Creepy? No.
Monster Type? A virus and Townsfolk.
Monster Ick Factor: A bit.
Funny? No.
Nudity: No.
Pet Death: None that I noticed.
Pacing: Pretty decent — some parts dragged.

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