Synopsis: The personalities of two former baseball players clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead.
My Quick Review: The Battery is a slow burn that will grow on you after a while.
I have to admit that after half an hour or so I was starting to look at my watch. But suddenly, for some reason I just started to enjoy watching those 2 characters on screen and having a banter with each other.
What struck me in The Battery is the realness of the situation (as realistic as a zombie outbreak can be) and how our main characters react in certain situations: for instance the masturbation scene totally makes sense considering how sex deprived you might be when you haven’t seen a woman for months, but was never (to my knowledge) addressed in a zombie movie before.
The very slow and weak zombies are also a breath of fresh air in an age where zombies seem to grow faster and stronger with each new movie (I’m looking at you World War Z).
Finally the friendship between the 2 main protagonists reminded me of Resolution, another indie gem heavily relying on a strong bound between two friends.
Obviously, The Battery can not be recommended to action horror fans or gore fiends, but if you like your movies to be about character development in a realistic post apocalyptic world, you will enjoy the hell out of it.
My rating: 6/10
Director: Jeremy Gardner