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Old June 23 2013, 05:52 PM   #31
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We'll give you a bug and eat all your brains, that's right!
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Old June 23 2013, 05:57 PM   #32
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The trailers look so incredibly stupid, this is a film I will skip over til I'm gone. What is it with that Zombie craze anyway? And then they are piling up like ants. Silly shit.
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Old June 23 2013, 08:13 PM   #33
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I think with Zombies they're pretty much the only supernatural/monster trope left to make scary. Vampires have been pussified/neutered by Twilight along with them Werewolves. Ghosts are over done and/or hard to do right. Probably largely because there's no established consistency on how to portray them what their "abilities" are and so forth. So that pretty much leaves zombies. Zombies are easy to do (they're dead bodies, reanimated, that come after you without stopping and spread disease/infection; unlike ghosts which are intangible spirits that sort of follow you around and make a nuisance) and they've not been romanticized by other works (like vampires and werewolves)
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Old June 23 2013, 08:15 PM   #34
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^You haven't seen Warm Bodies have you? Or the BBC miniseries In the Flesh?
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Old June 23 2013, 08:22 PM   #35
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^You haven't seen Warm Bodies have you?
No.

I actually have a synopsis written somewhere on an idea I had for a ghost movie that treated ghosts with a degree or two of eeriness while also a bit of a "romance" plot between one of the character and a female spirit (even had a love scene in it.)

Anyway, it seems with ghost movies it's usually the more stricter scary/horror avenue. But not quite the same as, say, vampires, zombies or werewolves when it comes to using them as the scary antagonists in a movie. Normally they go to straight-up horror rather than the popcorn movie monster villain like we have with zombies.
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Old June 23 2013, 09:39 PM   #36
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I was already kind of nervous about this from the trailers, and now after hearing what you guys have said has killed any interest I had in seeing this in theaters. I might check it out once it's on Netflix, but I definitely to see it in theaters. After playing The Last of US, I was in the mood for something else along those lines, and this definitely does not sound like it.
I'm not usually one that goes for tons of gore, but a PG-13 zombie movie sounds like a weird idea to me. For me the scariest and most disturbing part of the zombies has been the violence and gore in the scenes where they attack people.
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Old June 23 2013, 10:28 PM   #37
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^You haven't seen Warm Bodies have you?
No.

I actually have a synopsis written somewhere on an idea I had for a ghost movie that treated ghosts with a degree or two of eeriness while also a bit of a "romance" plot between one of the character and a female spirit (even had a love scene in it.)

Anyway, it seems with ghost movies it's usually the more stricter scary/horror avenue. But not quite the same as, say, vampires, zombies or werewolves when it comes to using them as the scary antagonists in a movie. Normally they go to straight-up horror rather than the popcorn movie monster villain like we have with zombies.
Both of the above I mentioned are zombie movies/series.
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Old June 24 2013, 12:37 AM   #38
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No.

I actually have a synopsis written somewhere on an idea I had for a ghost movie that treated ghosts with a degree or two of eeriness while also a bit of a "romance" plot between one of the character and a female spirit (even had a love scene in it.)

Anyway, it seems with ghost movies it's usually the more stricter scary/horror avenue. But not quite the same as, say, vampires, zombies or werewolves when it comes to using them as the scary antagonists in a movie. Normally they go to straight-up horror rather than the popcorn movie monster villain like we have with zombies.
Both of the above I mentioned are zombie movies/series.
Ah. Gotcha.

Anyway, with this movie I did have to chuckle a bit with all of the production company logos before the movie including, humorously given this movie's history, one called "Plan B."

All the same, I still was pleasantly surprised by this movie though there are still some story plot problems in it but I guess when your movie is made by half-a-dozen different companies that mutilates the source material book that's going to happen.

Here's a question, though: In Jerusalem they had built the tall wall supposedly to keep out the zombie hordes and to contain the potential for rebuilding a society. Brad Pitt's character figures out pretty quickly that noise attracts the zombies... Soooo why hadn't the Israelis? Why allow the singing/clapping thing over the loud speaker to go on? Did they not realize that would attract the hordes of zombies just on the other side of the wall?!
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Old June 24 2013, 12:44 AM   #39
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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). I thought the zombies looked frankly ridiculous when they were running and jumping and flailing their arms about en mass. They worked a lot better in the second half of the movie when Brad & co. had to sneak past them in dimly lit hallways.

Early on I had bad flashbacks to Spielberg's "War of the Worlds". I'm glad this film had the sense to leave the kids behind after the first 20 minutes or so.
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Old June 24 2013, 12:48 AM   #40
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Yeah, a lot of the times when they're running and such they were handled good but when they were climbing over one another enmasse to get over the Jerusalem wall looked a bit silly. The skywalk/WHO wing scene(s) were really done though.
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Old June 24 2013, 12:52 AM   #41
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Here's a question, though: In Jerusalem they had built the tall wall supposedly to keep out the zombie hordes and to contain the potential for rebuilding a society. Brad Pitt's character figures out pretty quickly that noise attracts the zombies... Soooo why hadn't the Israelis? Why allow the singing/clapping thing over the loud speaker to go on? Did they not realize that would attract the hordes of zombies just on the other side of the wall?!
Regardless of the sound issue, I don't think they predicted that the zombies could combine to form Voltron and climb over a 100 foot tall wall.
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Old June 24 2013, 12:58 AM   #42
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Still, why tempt them by making loud noises?

Early on I had bad flashbacks to Spielberg's "War of the Worlds". I'm glad this film had the sense to leave the kids behind after the first 20 minutes or so.
Indeed. Though the getting the asthma medication made for a pleasant distraction, but then the kids went into a coma and pretty much slept for the rest of the movie.

And maybe I missed something, but why did the WIFE have the sat-phone? Why didn't the General or the head of the UN or whomever have it? When Brad wanted to talk to his boss(es) he had to contact them through his wife? And nice use of the "wife calls the phone which is not set to vibrate during a sound-sensitive mission" trope, Movie.
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Old June 24 2013, 04:46 AM   #43
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I was already kind of nervous about this from the trailers, and now after hearing what you guys have said has killed any interest I had in seeing this in theaters. I might check it out once it's on Netflix, but I definitely to see it in theaters. After playing The Last of US, I was in the mood for something else along those lines, and this definitely does not sound like it.
I'm not usually one that goes for tons of gore, but a PG-13 zombie movie sounds like a weird idea to me. For me the scariest and most disturbing part of the zombies has been the violence and gore in the scenes where they attack people.
I'm with you. A bloodless zombie film is absolutely pointless and the whole 'terminal virus' thing just pisses all over the original story. Honestly, screw this thing. If I need a WWZ fix I'll just give the recently released unabridged audio version another listen.
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Old June 24 2013, 06:21 AM   #44
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^You haven't seen Warm Bodies have you? Or the BBC miniseries In the Flesh?

In the Flesh was brilliant. A Show from a rehabilitated zombie POV. I wonder if such a show can be remade in the U.S.
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Old June 24 2013, 06:41 AM   #45
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I think there is a show in the works in the U.S. dealing with zombies being rehabilitated, or at least dead people coming back to life to rejoin society.
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