Sunday, October 17, 2010

DAY OF THE DEAD





I watched this movie the other day, not for the first time, and I thought I should post on it, this would have to be one of my favorite Zombie flicks of all time, top five easily, for me this movie had a lot in it off what I like in zombie flicks, set in a small quiet american town Leadville, Colorado, (the perfect setting for all Zombie flicks, in my opinion anyway), a military Bio-Hazardous accident plunges the small town into a zombie apocalypse, friends turn on friends even family turn on family. The zombies in this movie are excellent, there are the fast variety, Zombies that jump/ Leap on you, they run at you then run up the walls at you sideways, and then from there they switch down to a fast crawl at you upside down along the ceiling and then leap at you from the ceiling, its crazy shit ! There are also Smart zombies and even (would you Believe It) friendly zombies !?! WTF ? zombies with weapons, half bodied zombies, leader zombies you name it its in here ! the movie has other good points aswell, it attempts to tackle the typical scenarios, like you know, what do you do to infected family members or friends ? kill them ? or not ? what sort of person do you become when faced with death and danger ? this and other crucial scenarios are played out, along with the above mentioned the movie has the typical character types, like the shady/ weasal goverment types, the strong sacraficial military types, and even the fat lardie selfish types, but wait there is more, if cool character types isn't enough then the survivors get there hands on some nice gun hardware, and you better believe it, the zombie body count escalates exceptionally, the movies two big names are Mena Suvari and Ving Rhames, amongst other low key but familiar actors, overall the movie is very entertaining, well acted with minimal gore (which I prefer) and a lot of imagination injected, if you haven't seen it, then I definitely recommend it.    

6 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

Not a bad movie but what you consider the best zombie movie.

The Extraordinarii said...

Ohh thats a hard one to answer, I can name you some of my favorites, but I dont think I have seen the best of the best yet.... some of my favs would be Dawn of the dead (2004 remake), Day of the Dead(2008), 28 days later, I am Legend.

cmnash said...

I agree with your comments on Day of the Dead; have it on DVD myself and it makes for good watching.

If you haven't yet seen it, watch Zombieland - I stayed away from it for a while (I think the box design put me off for some reason), but now I've got it, I wish I'd got it much sooner! Not only is it VERY funny, but it's a decent Zombie flick as well!

The Extraordinarii said...

Yeah... Zombieland that movie makes for a good cackle, love all the rules.....so funny.

Scullmeister said...

28 Days later is a great film, I really enjoyed it. Here's an Aussie one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUNwOq2Jat4

The film makers have since made Daybreakers.

The Extraordinarii said...

Scullmeister that trailer looks really neat, might see if I can get myself a copy to watch.