Sunday, August 31, 2008

Diary of the Dead

Saturday, August 30, 2008

I pretty much knew this one was going to suck, but it's a Romero zombie movie, so I felt compelled. It has a terrible premise, a lot of awful, heavy-handed dialogue made even worse by a voice-over narration that explains the already over-stated themes and ideas. I don't exactly expect subtlety in a horror movie, but this is ridiculous. The few good ideas the movie does have are ruined because the characters have to draw attention to them and point them out in case you didn't get it. Ugh.

The zombie stuff is good though. It's a lot like Romero's Day of the Dead, where a terrible movie is made watchable by some entertaining zombie action.

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