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Old August 29 2010, 03:13 AM   #46
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I wouldn't mind a film which starts out with *everyone* a zombie. Absolutely no living humans to be seen. Then some of them start to become un-undead - i.e. become living again. How would the zombies deal with an outbreak of "life"?
Hmm. Daybreakers starts with the majority of the world's population living as vampires. Have you considered that?
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Old August 29 2010, 03:22 AM   #47
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^ Yep. Seen it, own the Blu-Ray.
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Old August 29 2010, 04:24 AM   #48
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I wouldn't mind a film which starts out with *everyone* a zombie. Absolutely no living humans to be seen. Then some of them start to become un-undead - i.e. become living again. How would the zombies deal with an outbreak of "life"?
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Old August 29 2010, 06:51 AM   #49
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I had 'smart zombies' in a short story currently with a publisher, the idea being that those directly affected by the original curse (the cause in this case) retained most or some of their intellect, degrading as one went down the chain of infection into the mindless hordes the original zombies could command (borrowing a bit from vampire lore). It was set in Roman times, and I call the zombie lords 'plutocrats', because I am not above a cheesy double entendre.

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Old August 29 2010, 10:00 AM   #50
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How did they follow it up in Land Of The Dead?
The zombies start to organize, exhibiting collective intelligence. I've only seen it once, but at the time I liked it.
Interesting. I'll have to get around to seeing that soon.

I can't emphasize how bad "Survival of the Dead" is, though. Fans tend to dump on "Diary of the Dead," but its far better than the follow-up.
That's too bad. Did Romero direct both of them? It's kind of funny that after such a long dry spell he's now churning out all these sequels. Maybe he'll get around to making a couple of more Creepshow films-- that's what I'd really like to see.
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Old August 29 2010, 03:09 PM   #51
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Plutocrats?

Aw, man, that hurt my eyes.

OK, but then I laughed.
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I can't emphasize how bad "Survival of the Dead" is, though. Fans tend to dump on "Diary of the Dead," but its far better than the follow-up.
The ONLY sensible explanation for "Survival of the Dead" that I can muster is that after so many years of being associated with zombie films, Romero has come to resent it so much that he contrived to make a zombie movie SO bad that NO ONE would ever want to see him make another one. Romero has had some spectacular moments and made a couple really outstanding films. While he's not an overly brilliant film-maker, it's hard to imagine he made a film as bad as "Survival" by accident. He didn't respect his own subject matter in the film and played the zombies pretty much for (VERY lame) laughs. I honestly don't WANT to see another "living dead" film by him. Let someone who respects the concept take over now.
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Old August 29 2010, 07:23 PM   #53
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I can't emphasize how bad "Survival of the Dead" is, though. Fans tend to dump on "Diary of the Dead," but its far better than the follow-up.
That's too bad. Did Romero direct both of them? It's kind of funny that after such a long dry spell he's now churning out all these sequels. Maybe he'll get around to making a couple of more Creepshow films-- that's what I'd really like to see.
Indeed, he has written and directed every dead film in his canon (Night, Dawn, Day, Land, Diary, and Survival).

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The ONLY sensible explanation for "Survival of the Dead" that I can muster is that after so many years of being associated with zombie films, Romero has come to resent it so much that he contrived to make a zombie movie SO bad that NO ONE would ever want to see him make another one. Romero has had some spectacular moments and made a couple really outstanding films. While he's not an overly brilliant film-maker, it's hard to imagine he made a film as bad as "Survival" by accident. He didn't respect his own subject matter in the film and played the zombies pretty much for (VERY lame) laughs. I honestly don't WANT to see another "living dead" film by him. Let someone who respects the concept take over now.
What ruined it for me were not the moments played for laughs, but the moments played straight that still elicited laughter. "I have a twin sister" is the most embarrassing twist I've seen on screen in a long time--the way it is played is straight out of a daytime soap opera (it doesn't help that most of the actors involved are the usual mediocre band of locals that appear in Romero's films).
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Old August 29 2010, 08:45 PM   #54
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I am now immensely curious about Survival Of The Dead.
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Old August 29 2010, 09:36 PM   #55
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Well...I can't deny that as a midnight movie that may or may not have been under the influence of alcohol, it was certainly fun. It's just hard to hold in the same light as any of Romero's other zombie pictures...even The Crazies, which wasn't any fun, poorly acted, and heavy handed.
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