Monday, May 16, 2005

Land of the Dead

I will definitely see Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith in the theaters some time next weekend. However, I'm debating whether or not to see this movie in a theater.

I'm a little new to Romero's zombie flicks because I've only watched them once. Dawn of the Dead is my favorite because of its satire of society, the terror of zombies and the emotionally involved human characters. I love the lampooning of consumerism and other society ills since these commentaries overshadow the gory nature of the flick.

I'm a really big fan of the recent zombie flicks, 28 Days Later and Shaun of the Dead, so I'm curious what Romero has to allow. If he had of directed Resident Evil, that would have been interesting. However, his . . . of the Dead movies are his own. Having him film Resident Evil would have been weird anyway. How could an inventor of a genre do a film based on a video game that was inspired by his earlier films?

Good question though: now that the world is filled with zombies in Land of the Dead, could they possibly milk another . . . of the Dead flick out? I doubt it but you never know . . .

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