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This fifth installment of the living dead franchise was I thought one of the weakest. But even so it was a great zombie movie. But whereas many of George Romeroâ€™s movies in the past have social commentary in them, they were a little more subtle. This one, with itâ€™s narration was just beating you over the head with it, like they thought you couldnâ€™t figure out what the movie was trying to say without it.
But that being said I did like this movie. I am not a big fan of the shaky cam, as it gives me a headache and makes me fill sick. But this one wasnâ€™t as bad as other movies, so that is a plus.
I really like that in Romeroâ€™s films the female characters are almost always very strong characters (except for Night of the Living Dead, but the remake Barbara was better), and this movie was no exception. Debra becomes the heroin of the movie and even Amy the southern bell turned out to be a strong woman who was able to kill her reanimated boyfriend and leave the group when she realized that they werenâ€™t helping.
This isnâ€™t my favorite Romero movie but you should still see this movie. It is a good movie and the zombies are fun. I think there is a little too much cgi in this film but then Iâ€™ve always preferred lots of make up and puppets to things done on computers, but thatâ€™s just me. But you canâ€™t go wrong with zombies.
This is the latest in famed director George A. Romeroâ€™s line of zombie films spanning 40 years. In 1968 one of the most influential horror films ever made was released, Night of the Living Dead. With Night of the Living Dead he created an entire genera of films as well as popularized the zombie as a monster. I have trouble containing my enthusiasm when talking about Romero. I have been a huge fan ever since I first saw the horrifying black and white images of the dead shambling towards what was soon to be their next victim. Many of the die hard Romero fans thought that Land of the Dead (2005) would be his last. Mostly due to some rather negative reviews of the film by zombie enthusiasts. In Land of the Dead, after more than 35 years, the zombies evolved. This scared a lot of his fans. With all the new zombie films making zombies faster and changing them was the traditional Romero zombie dead. Well Romero answered that question with Diary of the Dead. No, they arenâ€™t dead. Romeroâ€ ™s films are kind of a time line of the zombie infestation. Night, Day, Dawn, & Land of the Dead are made in a chronological order. This film takes us back to the beginning of the infestation. The majority of this film is shot in a first person perspective. T he first person perspective is also known as the \\\"Blair Witch\\\" effect. Mostly because Blair Witch was the first major film shot this way. The effect is done by having a character walking around the scene with a camera. Essentially, you end up with a screen shot that makes you feel as if you are there to witness the action. This film is about a group of film majors, filming a horror movie, who hear about the tragedy. The director of the film decides to take his camera and doc**ent everything that happens to the group. Really what you are watching is a film inside a film. Not wanting to give away too much of the film Iâ€™m going to stop there with the description. A s a fan of this genera I love it just for being what it is. A zombie film. I love it even more because itâ€™s a Romero film. Romero has a way of making a statement with his films. Usually statements about human nature and our ability to shine even when weâ€™re up to our necks in s***. This film is no exception. In the list of Romero films I put this film smack dab in the middle
Dawn of the Dead
Night of the Living Dead
Diary of the Dead
Land of the Dead
Day of the Dead As far as a rating goes, I have to set aside the fact that this is a Romero film and rate it on itâ€™s own merit. Therefor I give this movie a rating of: It would be a nice addition to my collection: I gotta have it but Iâ€™m in no hurry to own it. Iâ€™ll see you at the theater. Oh yeah... stop kicking the back of my seat.
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