Monday, October 17, 2016

'What We Become' DVD Review

 This Danish thriller features the Johansson family and the horrors that would overtake their idyllic life. Our story takes place in a small suburban town in Denmark. Pernille (Mille Dinesen) plays the mother to son Gustav (Benjamin Engell) and daughter Maj (Ella Solgaard) and the wife to Dino (Troels Lyby). The family has just moved in and were looking for a nice quiet summer but it just wasn't meant to be. A flu began to overtake the country and within a very short period of time it turns into a plaque.

The government sends soldiers to keep the citizens inside their homes but Dino begins to hear gunfire, and the family gets very nervous. A short time later members of the community begin to turn into zombie like creatures so truthfully the family is fighting against everybody. It turns out that yes, the government had been killing some of the citizens infected with the bug but in the end it's too little too late. Gustav is the one that Pernille worries about the most as he is a little rebellious. Okay, he's very rebellious. His actions could very easily put the whole family at risk.

The blood and gore are adequate but could have been a little more ghoulish. The movie is very nicely done. Your interest is there and you will want to see the outcome of the Johansson family and whether or not they make it.

IFC Midnight and Scream Factory bring this wonderful import to us on DVD on October 18th, 2016. The DVD quality is excellent and the sights and sounds are exquisite. Those of you who enjoy a good horror/thriller will love this movie. You will want to add it to that personal library.

It's kind of funny, but with all that is taking place in Europe with the number of refugee's moving in that something as simple as a plague could easily devastate the entire region. You simply might want to pick this one up and maybe just maybe learn something. Enjoy.