Burying the Ex (2014) (Blu-ray Review)


Burying the Ex (2014) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Joe Dante
Starring: Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario
Rated: R/Region A/2:40/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Image Entertainment (Best Buy Exlusive)


All of us have had an ex-partner who refuses to accept that the relationship is over, but what happens to Max goes one step beyond: just when the charming Olivia catches his eye, his deceased ex-girlfriend Evelyn returns from the grave, ready to spend eternity by his side.


I don’t know how the character of Max (Anton Yelchin) got so lucky, but in this film he has two women (played by Ashley Greene and Alexandra Daddario) fighting over him and one just happens to be basically a zombie (that would be Greene). The fact is, this new horror comedy from legendary director Joe Dante is harmless fun, but nothing to really write home about all at the same time. We are shown a relationship that seems to have ups and downs, as the geeky pop culter loving Max is having a hard time as of late blending with his more mature and somewhat hateful at times girlfriend, Evelyn. By chance one day they bump into the also free-spirited Oliva at an ice cream shop, but she doesn’t really come into play until Evelyn dies, leaving Max single. From there Max is connecting just fine with Oliva, but something brings Evelyn back from the dead and the wacky stuff follows. We have laughs, we have some blood, but we never really are blow away by what we see. We, however, aren’t totally tuned away either.



For one, while it is implied that Max was depressed and a lot of time went by between when his girlfriend died and when he started dating again, it doesn’t seem like it was that long. This makes you sort of feel bad for the girlfriend that has returned from the dead for her boyfriend, when we are meant to not really get behind her and cheer for the easy-going and spunky new girlfriend. It just doesn’t really work that way overall. If you can just g into it without thinking about it like they want, then there might not be any trouble, but once thought is put into the whole situation it becomes a bit too messy for one to comprehend. Still, there is fun to be had while watching and the movie is nothing short of just a fun pop-corn movie that people who might not even be the biggest horror fans can enjoy with their better half that might be more into it. Just don’t go into it looking for much else.



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Quality of Transfer: 96%





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