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A Review by Joekool

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Land of the Dead
 
Director- George A. Romero
Cast- Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento, Robert Roy
Rated R: for pervasive strong violence and gore, language, breif sexuality and some drug use
Running time- 94 min
 
In the latest film to the zombie franchise, Land of the Dead, the "dead" have already inherited the earth, except for a city and some parts north in Canada. The city is called Fiddler's Green and its basicallly a refuge for humans. zombies own anything beyond the perimeters.
 
I usually dont see films I know that are gonna suck, and I knew this one would, but some small part of me told me to give it a chance. So basically the reason why i watched this movie was to see things blow up and zombies get their heads torn apart, basically some mindless action, just for a change. The mindless action was well...retarted, and just plain stupid. Sure zombies got killed, but it was illogically done and greatly idiotic. For instance in some scenes the supposed slow-walking zombies were actually out-running the humans! I couldnt take it. It was like watching the tortise gain some speed from out of no where, catching up to the hair, and eating it alive.
 
One thing that I thought was going to be an improvement at first was that the zombies learned from their mistakes. In one scene a zombie grabs a gun from a dead human and learns that it can fire small pieces of metal at incredible speeds. Ooo what incredible intelligence. It was a good idea but its uses were put in the story with poor effort, shame.
 
If your looking for a zombie movie, rent one the classics. Such as the original Dawn of the Dead or Night of the Living Dead, they actually have good material and are simply better films.
 
Good Points
-Attempted new idea
 
Bad Points
-Bad acting
-Crappy story
-Too illogical
 
Rating- 4/10

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