Having just watched the so-called remake of the Romero classic, Day of the Dead (US-2008; dir. Steve Miner), I was intending to review it — fairly and without prejudice, even though Romero’s original remains what is for me the best of his Living Dead films, fan opinion notwithstanding. However, I happened to read this review of Miner’s effort and more-or-less agreed with everything said — which can pretty well be summed up with this sentence: “Where Romero created a film about isolation and explosive cabin fever that became a philosophical look at the end of humanity, Day of the Dead 2008 quickly becomes just another zombie film by the numbers.”
Suddenly I couldn’t be bothered penning my own condemnation.
So instead check out this fantastic clip of one of Romero’s 1985 zombies de-zombifying himself:
Now that’s a better zombie movie than the 2008 whatever-it-is.
- Note that I don’t even mention the hyped-up dead, who not only run at super-speed — except when it’s convenient for the protagonists that they don’t — but manage to defy gravity by crawling along the ceiling and generally acting like ninjas.
- Oops! I just mentioned it, didn’t I! Sorry!
- Source: via Boing Boing and Cat Sparks