On digital from tomorrow
An enjoyable Donald Sutherland cameo isn’t enough to breathe life into this formulaic zombie thriller.
A remake of the Korean film Alive, it sees hunky singleton Aidan (Tyler Posey) trapped in his apartment while a virus turns his neighbours into ravenous cannibals. After a stretch of topless zombie fighting, this middling survival flick turns into an underpowered romance after Aidan looks out of his window (seemingly for the first time) and spots artist Eva (Summer Spiro) in a neighbouring apartment.
The young couple flirt through written signs then walkie talkies as Aidan finds his inner action hero. The romance is running out of puff when Sutherland pops up as a sinister survivor and hauls the film over the finishing line.