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Old June 28 2013, 01:33 PM   #76
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I am watching an episode from "Through the Wormhole" with Gordon Freeman. Scientists are discovering that plants have a rudimentary intelligence and awareness of their environment. There is one plant, which is parasitic, that can sense if its victim is healthy or not.

So, it's possible that zombies have developed an intelligence that is different than a traditional intelligence.

(The series is fantastic. I have enjoyed every episode. It's on the Science Network.)
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Old June 28 2013, 09:35 PM   #77
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Wow, that's crazy I hadn't heard about that.
EDIT: I just found a clip from the segment he's talking about.
http://science.discovery.com/tv-show...a-parasite.htm
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Old June 28 2013, 09:39 PM   #78
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M. Night Shyamalan saw those goddamn plants coming and tried to warn us, but we wouldn't listen.
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Old June 28 2013, 11:26 PM   #79
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So now we gotta watch out for little bald kids who can control the elements?
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Old June 29 2013, 02:40 AM   #80
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So now we gotta watch out for little bald kids who can control the elements?
Now that you mention it, maybe the little bald kid who the zombies wouldn't attack wasn't because he had cancer, it's because he's an airbender and he was channeling the zombies around him with the wind.
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Old June 29 2013, 03:33 AM   #81
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^It's not about sustenance, it's about passing the virus to a healthy host.
Actually, that is about sustenance. Viruses eat, it's just that what they eat is incredibly small (DNA strands). A healthy body will have healthy cells and therefore intact DNA strands. A body with a disease caused by a virus or some degenerative disorder will have unhealthy cells and broken or perverted DNA strands, which to the zombie virus is pretty much the equivalent of spoiled meat. (Actually, not the equivalent. That pretty much is spoiled meat.)
That's a strained analogy. There are a 100 trillion cells in the human body. The worst of illnesses isn't going to make the slightest dent in that.

The most important thing for a virus is that the host is susceptible to it and that they're alive.
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Old June 29 2013, 09:56 AM   #82
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I'm not sure why Matthew Fox was in this except as bait for the sequel maybe, or he really wanted to be in a zombie movie, but whatev.
The original ending was going to have Brad Pitt go to Russia where there would be a big battle. He'd also find out that his wife was romantically involved with Matthew Fox's character.
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Old June 30 2013, 02:47 AM   #83
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Was Matthew Fox cast before or after Damon Lindelof was brought in to rewrite the last act of the film? Because Lindelof might have suggested bringing him onboard, or Fox might have wanted to work with him again.

Whatever it was, surely the explanation could not be that the director or producers just wanted to work with Matthew Fox, because that guy is a charisma abyss.

I kid, I kid.
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Old June 30 2013, 10:13 AM   #84
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Since the character was a part of the original ending I'm assuming before. Which means that Lindelof actually reduced his part significantly, maybe he feels about Matthew Fox the same way that you do
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Whut? Matthew Fox was in the movie?
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Where did you read about the Matthew Fox part of the ending? I read about the Moscow scenes but not about his wife having an affair with Matthew Fox's character.
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Old July 1 2013, 04:33 AM   #87
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I read the book a few months ago and absolutely loved it. It was World War Two... with zombies. The movie was nothing like it, but it was very entertaining. I was really disappointed there was no Battle of Yonkers though. It was important to show that the fully armed and prepared and stage US military could not stop the zombie threat.

I'm not sure how the next two movies will/would go from here. All the soldiers around the world will be immune to the zombies? Doesn't sound very fair just walking around gunning them down with no personal danger.
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Where did you read about the Matthew Fox part of the ending? I read about the Moscow scenes but not about his wife having an affair with Matthew Fox's character.
There are a few articles, I think there was a big huffington post one which went into details and they discussed it in an IGN video. It's been in most of the articles I've read about the original ending. I don't think it was technically an affair either, she was sleeping with him so he would protect her. I can understand why they needed to change that part of the ending it sounds terrible.
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Old July 1 2013, 01:57 PM   #89
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I went with friends and liked the movie more than I expected to (I probably wouldn't have seen it on my own).
Agreed. I went into the theatre with very low expectations and was surprised. In fact, I liked it better than Superman for which I had very high expectations after all the hype.

Regarding the scent thing, I thought that was a clever way to solve the problem. And as one of the characters points out, animals have the same natural instinct to not feed on sick prey.

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Old July 2 2013, 04:06 AM   #90
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I went with friends and liked the movie more than I expected to (I probably wouldn't have seen it on my own).
Agreed. I went into the theatre with very low expectations and was surprised. In fact, I liked it better than Superman for which I had very high expectations after all the hype.

Regarding the scent thing, I thought that was a clever way to solve the problem. And as one of the characters points out, animals have the same natural instinct to not feed on sick prey.
But it goes back to "how sick is sick enough?" What ailment did the gimp guy in S. Korea suffer from that made him "immune." Does "cancer" (or whatever the bald, reedy kid in Israel had) or "oldmanism" (or whatever the old man in Israel had) really smell that different enough than a cold? And why would ANY infection or disease matter to a creature that's already dead and not biologically active?

Again, the cold, the flu, virtually ANY disease or infection can be "deadly" in the right circumstances. So wouldn't the zombies pretty much ignore the vast majority of the population? And even if you're not suffering from a viral infection you still "have" every one you've ever had, you're just immune so it doesn't make you sick anymore.

That plot thread doesn't hold up under much scrutiny. I *liked* it because it was an interesting take on things and if they go ahead with more movies it'll be interesting to see how the build on it but it's not something that holds up under much thought.
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