Thursday, July 14, 2005
Thems some sort a SMART zombies.....My first MOVIE REVIEW
So i just saw Land of the Dead -
It was pretty typical zombie stuff. I of course, LOVE it when they show zombies attacking someone, and digging into their stomachs and eating the intestines....and then ripping the body in half (as if the intesting eating isn't enough)! I cringed when i saw some zombie trying to climb up the wall of the truck/tank thing and the fingernails broke off at the cuticle....that always gets me grossed out! (-yeah, i don't mind eating intestines, just no fingernail bits...). there was also a good part where this one zombie stuck his arm down this dead guy's throat to pull out the tounge...GROSS!!!!
What I Liked:
i did find it an interresting twist that THIS time, the zombies were organized. They learned how to communicate, use tools (to break into things), guns, and crossed a river!!! (on foot of course - there was a cool scene of them walking out of the river into the city). There is of course a cheesy line at the end of this relating to this development, but i won't ruin it for you!
Why was both Dennis Hopper and John Leguizamo in this film? Two BRILLIANT actors in a movie where the plot was not the most *critical* piece! But alas, if i were a big hollywood star, and i had a chance to be in a George Romero zombie film, i guess i would jump at the chance, and pay some bills while i was at it!!!
(out of 5 *****)
i give it a 3 ***** - because i love zombie films.
I think it ended too soon, which is why it didn't get a 4.
Speaking of Zombies, if you haven't checked out Shaun of the Dead, you are missing OUT!!!!