Not only has the world had to deal with the worst pandemic ever, but now we have to deal with a Zombie apocalypse as well! I'm assuming at this point that social distancing is the last thing on everyone's mind - and that's not necessarily a bad thing, is it? So now, news reports from all over the globe are telling people to board up their houses and stay inside. Not only do they have to deal with the Zombie fallout, but there's yet another nemesis creeping around as well. A large contingency of "hostiles" are headed towards a bridge, and of course, if they cross, it will be even more of a disaster than what has already plagued the earth.
Sound familiar? Hmmm. Of course, there are your obligatory survivalists who seem to clash for no reason at all with the army. I know that if I were out there during a Zombie pandemic, I would welcome the lads in green with open arms. Oh, and yes, reader, I have been completely writing about the film so far but do you want to know something? Want to know what fascinates me most about "Bridge of the Doomed"? They have Michael Pare as one of the cast members! Hello Eddy and the Cruisers!
It's also true that Robert Losardo as General Vasquez and Kate Watson as Sgt. Hernandez both give solid performances. However, that does very little to cover up some of the weaker elements of this film. On the technical side of things, there was obviously a reasonable budget for this movie - in independent terms, anyhow. The cast is quite large, and some of the props and costumes used are really quite impressive - going a long way to add to the atmosphere of the film.
There are some very nice location shots as well. There are also more executive producers in this film than I've ever seen! I was also inclined to wonder if sometimes you have to look at the director for an actor's awkward performance here and there. There "is" some good acting in this film, and the script works well - but it is often overshadowed by some not-so-stellar acting - leaving the proverbial mixed bag in the performance department. All in all, it was a pretty decent project, and for that, I give this movie three stars.