In just a couple of days, large parts of the population has turned into mindless ghouls that are controlled by their strongest urges - in some cases they just become a shell of who they once were, but in other cases they become flesh eating monsters. No one knows what has caused the epidemic, but a group of people are set out to find the truth, and Project: Eugenics is revealed.
After years of reviewing movies, you get the sense that you have reviewed a movie before. This happens with zombie movies more than with any other subgenre, because filmmakers have obviously stopped trying. Sitting down to write a review about a movie such as "Project: Eugenics" means that you have to find colorful ways of describing concrete. Everyone has seen concrete and there is no way to make it sound interesting unless you start bullshitting. I have written this review for "Project: Eugenics" many, many times before. Not literally, but there is nothing new within this movie, and there are only so many ways I can describe the experience. However, you are here to read my opinion, and I am here to write it.
There has been a zombie outbreak. Survivors are trying to find the cause, and they end up stumbling upon Project: Eugenics. Meanwhile, one man believes he knows the cure.
The biggest problems with "Project: Eugenics" might come from the fact that is part of a subgenre that has been milked to death by Hollywood and independent filmmakers alike, and it doesn't even try to do something unique. The movie is boring, and not just because it tries to focus on society crashing down rather than portraying a gory zombie apocalypse. It's boring because the plot and characters are bad. There is not a moment of excitement in the movie. We're thrown between cringy news casts, an interview with a scientist, and our dear survivors trying their best to... survive. Every time we jump to one or the other, it feels like we just saw the same scene earlier. It's rare that a movie comes off as a waste of time, but I didn't get anything out of "Project: Eugenics".
While you could argue that the movie looks better than many independent movies, and I would agree, I have to add that just because a movie is in HD doesn't mean it looks good. The coloring, lighting, filters and effects used on "Project: Eugenics" make it seem like something just below an Uwe Boll video game adaption. It looks like crap. The movie might be better shot than many movies that have come our way, but whoever was doing the finishing touches on this made sure that none of that mattered.
It might seem like this review is harsh and that I am out to write something rude for the hell of it, but that is not the case. There is honestly just one things about this dull movie that I found somewhat appealing. The outbreak doesn't turn everyone into rabid beasts. Some people don't undergo a transformation from man to monster. That's a nice little touch in an otherwise unappealing flatliner.
Don't watch "Project: Eugenics". There is nothing there. You've seen movies that have done every little bit of detail better. It's not even something I'd recommend to zombie film afficiandos who want to see it all. You don't need to see this. There are bad movies that are fun to watch, there are bad movies that make you angry, but at the very bottom of the list of bad movies are those that don't do anything at all. Let me introduce "Project: Eugenics".