Writer: Tim Carter, Michael Ferris (Screenplay)
Starring: Jesse Metcalfe, Keegan Connor Tracy, Jessica Harmon, Dennis Haysbert, Marie Avgeropoulo, Teach Grant, Dakota Guppy, Stephen Lobo, Curtis Lum, Ian Tracey, Billy Zane
Plot: DEAD RISING: ENDGAME drops us into the zombie-infested quarantined zone of East Mission City where investigative reporter Chase Carter must stop a secret government conspiracy.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Enjoyable Sequel
Story: Dead Rising: Endgame starts by filling in what happened through the first film and explaining how the virus has spread to new levels with Zomdrex being given to every America, we learn how Chase (Metcalfe) has gone in hiding while he searches for the truth. Chase uncovers that General Lyons (Haysbert) is about to unleash ‘Afterlife’ which could end lives of millions in America.
When word gets out about Chase’s video Hancock (Tracey) comes to the rescue but warning him that Afterlife is set for release within the next few hours. Chase, Hancock ad Sandra (Avgeropoulos) must race against time behind the quarantine wall to switch of the connection that could release the Afterlife side of the virus.
Dead Rising: Endgame is the sequel to what I thought was the best video game adaption made to film mostly because it captured the game environment perfectly. My issue is that we do lose certain elements the first one had most notable the real time world seemingly watching what is going on with Frank West’s commentary throughout. The story is a simple race against time that does feel like another chapter to a potential bigger picture for the film franchise and this is an enjoyable casual watch.
Jesse Metcalfe: Chase is the returning reporter determined to get to the bottom of General Lyons plans after his near escape during Project Watchtower. Now he has the latest information that can expose the truth and must go back into the warzone to stop the releases that will take the lives of millions of American lives. Jesse is a good leading man for this franchise because we need a character that can be over the top at times filled with charm and heroism.
Ian Tracey: Hancock has been working on the Zombrex chips but once he finds out there link to Afterlife he locates Chase to stop Afterlife taking the lives of the American people. Ian is good but I do feel gets left behind our main characters at times.
Marie Avgeropoulos: Sandra Lowe is a brilliant hacker that works with Chase including going on the mission behind the wall. She can handle herself in a fight which is always needed for a film like this. Marie steps into the lead female role well coming off tough and smart with her character.
Dennis Haysbert: General Lyons is still running his seedy operation to get the military involved in the zombie outbreak even if it means killing innocent people. Dennis is good in this villainous role having a permanent authority image.
Support Cast: Dead Rising: Endgame has a supporting cast that does have a returning friend but also includes the type of characters you would expect to see within the Dead Rising video games.
Director Review: Pat Williams – Pat does a good job for the zombie outbreak side of the story but I do feel this film loses the elements that came from the game.
Horror: Dead Rising: Endgame does have good horror elements but you never really feel threaten through this movie.
Settings: Dead Rising: Endgame keeps us in the middle of zombie filled city but also shows us how society has continued on during this all.
Special Effects: Dead Rising: Endgame does have god effects with the kills but sadly it does have some that you can see the CGI.
Suggestion: Dead Rising: Endgame is one for the fans of the game to watch if you enjoyed the original. (Video Game Fans Watch)
Best Part: The customize weapons all look good.
Worst Part: No Frank West.
Action Scene Of The Film: Saving Jordan.
Chances of Tears: No
Chances of Sequel: It could have one.
Post Credits Scene: Yes
Oscar Chances: No
Runtime: 1 Hour 33 Minutes
Overall: Sequel to one of the better video game films that doesn’t reach all of its potential.