#31DH: October 29, 2015 – The Lazarus Effect


Synopsis:  A group of medical students discover a way to bring dead patients back to life.

Impressions:  I thought this movie was very interesting.  I liked how some actors who are known for their comedy take a more serious role in this film.  The concept is very frankenstein in away but puts a modern spin on the whole story.  However, the end ruined it for me leaving me feel cheated and turned off by this film.

Social Message:  In the frankenstein story we hit on the theme of man trying to play God.  This film hits on the same theme but really brings in the spiritual side of things.  When Zoe is brought back to life, she recalls a hellish scene.  Even Though she wore a cross, she still went to hell during her death.  It hits on an important aspect, that no matter what good we do, or how kind we are, that eventually we will have to face eternal judgement for our actions on earth.  For zoe, who identified with the christian religion, needed to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.  She could have went to church all her life, prayed, and been a good christian girl, but there is more to it then just being good.


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