Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The Lazarus Effect *1/2
The Lazarus Effect begins as a Sc-Fi parable and erupts into a full fledged horror film. With two charming leads in Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde (who deserve better material), The Lazarus Effect quickly goes off the rails into total incoherence. Duplass and Wilde play medical scientists who dabble with a serum that can revive the dead. After their lab is closed by a mysterious corporation, they perform the experiments on their own with painfully predictable results. The Frankenstein theme goes nowhere. Then the film inexplicably transitions into a zombie movie without any explanation! At 80 minutes, The Lazarus Effect at least ends soon enough.