LAND OF THE DEAD
DATE RELEASED: June 24, 2005
DATE WATCHED: October 22, 2011
WHY NOW? The Walking Dead had just returned and with Halloween nearing, a lot of people were talking about horror movies. Two things you should know about me, I love horror and I love zombies. Like most other horror buffs, I enjoy a Romero film every so often, but with nine “…of the Dead” titles (including remakes), I haven’t seen them all. But when one day, conversation brought up zombies mindlessly tearing through flesh in Land of the Dead (well, what else would they be doing), I was interested. After some research (ie. Rotten Tomatoes), I found that the reviews for it were just as praising as reviews for the Dawn of the Dead remake (which was pretty great). Clearly, I had to watch it.
WHY NOT THEN? It just slipped my radar.
- Swarms of mindless, rabid zombies ravaging toward a handful of survivors
- That’s it
- No, really. That’s all
- Swarms of mindful, rabid zombies ravaging toward a whole barricaded city of survivors
- Zombies who learn. This film is about what happens to zombie apocalypse survivors: they live in a walled-in city. And zombies have been brain-dead for so long that they’re slowly remembering how to use their brains
- A slow start where, like I said, zombies and humans co-inhabit the earth
- Zombies who communicate and make plans and shoot guns
- People knowingly entering zombie threat, rather than zombies infiltrating survivor hideouts