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A vegetarian zombie, are you serious?!
Day of the Dead  (DVD)
Member Name: sazwah
Day of the Dead  (DVD)
Advantages: something to watch when you're painfully bored and have nothing to do
Disadvantages: everything. absolutely everything about it.
I don't like Day of the Dead (2007)Why?
Because the zombie's decomposable transition lacks in my opinion, I don't like the effects and I don't like how the flesh looks; the make up is very badly done and it seems like everything was done on a much smaller budget in comparison to most modern zombie films. I also don't like how "gooey" everything is and how there seems to be a lack of blood/gore in comparison - for instance, the zombies for some bizarre reason have stringy/gooey slime like skin rather than your traditional rotting flesh look and closely resembles someone who has suffered from third degree burns rather than a zombie. Basically the goo to blood ratio is just stupid and for me personally I took the film a lot less seriously after seeing how poorly done this was.
But let's not get too picky about the effects, because that's not just the reason why I thought this was a bad re make. They have a vegetarian zombie with a diabolical excuse for a love story inspired plot in how this zombie "helps them" and remembers who Sarah is (one of the surviving military characters). I don't know what it is about this that makes me dislike that idea so much, maybe because every time you hear stories about the un-dead and love combined in the same story line you can't help but think about twilight's absurd love story with the un dead, OR it could be because it's too close to reality, or too human as it were and the whole concept of zombies is humanity facing extinction and dealing with apocalypses - not falling in love with vegetarian zombies.
What attracts me to the whole aspects of zombies is the fact that they're no longer human, physically or emotionally. Everything has changed, vanished and decomposed into something else, thus rendering every human capability impossible, besides the ability to hunt, run and feed. So the fact that they are able to use machine guns, recognize their children's voices on radio broadcasts and suddenly have the ability to jump mid air with badly animated sequences similar to those of some 90's vampire tv series; makes me feel awkward in the sense that I don't find them awesome, I don't find them scary, I find them ridiculous. Zombies can't and shouldn't use machine guns. It's just using a man made aid to destroy humans, which defeats the object of being a flesh eating human destroying machine, am I right? Right.
Even for a remake by director Steven Miner, of a George Romero film whom has earned the title of the god father of zombies; it isn't exactly a winner. Oh dear Steven miner, what are you doing? You've disappointed me deeply.
Summary: A shockingly bad re make that has a cheesy story line that isn't working on a great budget.