This is a remake of George Romero's 1973 film of the same name. And to be upfront - I have not seen that film, though from reading the basic synopsis on Wikipedia I think I might. It also appears to be much different than the rewrite here.
For some reason I was expecting this to be kinda good. The marketing pumped this up to make it appear as though there would be buckets of gore and a lot of action - similar to the remake of Romero's Dawn of the Dead which I loved. There is neither. Instead, it's a very simple survival story, similar to 28 Days Later or even Return of the Living Dead, except with bad acting, bad dialogue and a run time that feels longer than it is.
I don't really have a lot to say about this film. It was just boring and loaded with characters making poor decisions for the sake of creating 'excitement' in the story. You know what I mean: "Hey, why is that hanging chain swinging a little bit over in that very dark corner on a day where I have been fighting off crazy murderers all day? Guess I need to walk over and see." Dumb shit like that. It's a dud, the whole movie.
PS - it's about a small town in Iowa that becomes the accidental victim of a toxic disaster. The town is quickly quarantined and the toxins start turning people intp maniacal, bloodthirsty butchers. The sheriff and his deputy assume superpowers and fight them and the US Government off (more or less). There is a blonde girl who tends to slow the guys up. You get the idea.
- Complaint Dept
A completely different take from Cortez the Killer: http://www.planetofterror.com/2010/02/crazies-2010.html