Survival of the Dead

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  1. fattyjoe37

    fattyjoe37 Well-Known Member

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    Watched it today and didn't like it. It was better than Diary, but is still one of the worst Romero movies I've seen. None of the characters were interesting and the comedy Romero was going for didn't work at all, it was just lame.
     
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    Romero's never really been that good with comedy though. I know it may sound like sacrilege, but I've always hated the pie fight BS in Dawn
     
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    i tried to watch this last night, but i couldn't find two shits to give about any character on screen, so i didn't get far...the dialogue is just atrocious, and the CG "gore" is laughable...wait, maybe that's where the "comedy" aspect comes in...
     
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    Lord i am now dreading seeing this
     
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    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    I found it used on Blu Ray for $10 yesterday and almost bought it for the special features, but couldn't bring myself to even spend that much on it!! Maybe if I find it used on DVD for $3 sometime!!
     
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    If you're on the fence regarding the special features, there is an additional commentary with George Romero on BD-Live. The DVD doesn't have it.
     
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    I personally would like to see George tackle something different but unfortunately Hollywood has him only able to do Zombie movies. So I guess we just have to hope that at some point they get better?
     
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    That was generous of you to imply the fact the he "can" still do zombie films.
     
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    i didn't think it could get any worse than diary. i was wrong.
     
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    That was exactly my feeling Dave.

    Survival made me truly sad. It's hard to believe that it was made by the same guy who made Dawn of the Dead.
     
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    hell, i'd say its hard to believe it was made by the same guy who made LAND of the dead. At the time it seemed like such a let down. little did i know...

    you can't really blame romero, though. i mean the guy is ancient. is it any wonder he's lost his edge?
     
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    I agree. Land is a masterpiece compared to the last two.

    I wonder if his struggles with funding and the Night of the Living Dead rights issues have something to do with the quality of the last two films. Romero clearly used to follow his own muse. And he made horror films for adults--usually centered on well drawn adult characters. Diary and Survival both seem like desperate attempts to tap into a demographic (Diary especially with the teenie bopper characters and the fixation with social media). He used to be more interested in the stories he was telling.

    I guess we can't blame the guy if these films are strictly work for hire. Night should have made him a millionaire and then some. Maybe he's just grabbing every dollar he can now.
     

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