Wait- didn't I already review this movie? Back in mid-May, I reviewed the internet-sensation known as Pontypool, a film that I bought for $3 from a closing Blockbuster location. It was good- really weird, but good. Around the time I actually reviewed the movie, I stumbled across today's film- Dead Air. It's essentially the same film, just made in America instead of Canada. On top of that, this story adds some new elements- for better or for worse- and expands the cast a bit. Here's the thing- it's not billed as 'America's Pontypool.' They don't address it, nor do they credit the book in any way. I'm sorry, but am I supposed to not be aware of the book or the film that inspired it? It would be like The Asylum's War of the Worlds saying that it was an entirely-original film! This doesn't mean that Dead Air has no merit to it. If you want to know what's different between this film and Pontypool, read on. Keep talking or else we'll have a lot of...
* The unexplained virus affecting the town- it's a terrorist bio-weapon. Oh yeah, it's no longer a town in Canada. Instead, it's Los Angeles. That's a minor change!
* Remember how the zombie action is more implied in Pontypool? You see all of it in Dead Air. There's also a scene where the zombies attack a woman and her boob pops out. Classy.
* I won't SPOIL it, but the Ending is more lazily-wrapped up than Pontypool. It's still a bit dark, but a bit too neat. The End.