While I cannot be considered a fan, the movie could have been a lot worse. It is shot well and features some good production value; this is certainly no low budget SyFy affair. It does look good, with is palette of shades of brown. I also like the concept, the magnetically powered zombies is a new one for me. Magnetically powered may not be the right term word, but after watching the movie, you may want to add an EMP to your zombie apocalypse survival kit.
Audio/Video. The film is preserved in its original aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The transfer looks pretty good. It appears to have been shot digitally, although I am not sure what camera was used. Now, it does no quite pop like a big budget Hollywood picture, but there is certainly a good level of detail throughout, not bad considering how dark much of the movie is.
The soundtrack is a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 affair and it is a nicely crafted atmospheric track. Sure, the movie is a bit of a slog, but the subtle score and use of surrounds when growling zombies approach is nicely realized, while the dialogue is always centered and clear.
Extras. Not much going on here.
- The Making of Outpost: Black Sun. This brief featurette takes a look at the development of the idea and has some behind the scenes footage.
Bottomline. I cannot really recommend this to anyone outside of fans of the first one. I still do not feel the prior is required watching to get into this, but it may help somewhat. Still, in the end, all jay we have is a sluggishly paced magnetic zombie flick that doesn't really go anywhere and whee he majority of action is off screen.