If ever a film suffered from related flicks beating it to screens, it’s ‘Workplace Rebellion’.
The central story – workers trapped in a multi-storey constructing whereas all hell breaks free – featured in Mayhem and The Belko Experiment, launched one and two years earlier respectively.
The reason for the carnage right here is an power drink that turns most of younger hero Desmond’s (Brenton Thwaites) workplace colleagues into aggressive zombies.
Ian Shorr and Peter Gamble’s script cleverly touches on the cutthroat world of recent employment with redundancies hanging over folks’s heads and never even the manic outbreak stopping cliques forming primarily based on energy and standing.
Nevertheless, Workplace Rebellion is mainly simply an excuse for 92 minutes of gory enjoyable with blood flowing and Helmer Lin Oeding’s stunt background proving helpful with inventive kills and group assaults.
Thwaites is an endearing lead attempting to remain alive whereas being saddled with workmates in want of a saviour and his efforts to catch the attention of long-time good friend Samantha (Jane Levy).
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Karan Soni (Mourad) roughly performs the identical half he did within the Deadpool motion pictures, it’s good to see Kurt Fuller (Lentworth) in a outstanding feature-film function after a spell of TV work, and Zachary Levi performs in opposition to sort as dead-eyed, low-voiced demanding boss Adam.
It’s type of a cheat to say the antagonists listed here are zombies; they actually wouldn’t be welcome in a George A. Romero flick.
They’re extra like souped-up human Terminators who’ve taken far too many steroids.
And whereas the workplace belongs to a significant weapons manufacturing agency, among the know-how introduced out of the field late on is just too over-the-top even for a movie that takes itself much less critically than Ben Affleck cameoing in a Kevin Smith film.
However if you’re in search of a innocent comedy-horror to kill a while one evening, you might do a lot worse than take a sip of the energetic Workplace Rebellion.
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●Workplace Rebellion is screening on Netflix now.