Sunday 27th June 2010

Land of the Dead

Director: George A. Romero
Year: 2005
Stars: Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper

I guess it was the reviews I read of this when it got released, but somehow I was expecting more from this film.

The film picks up where the earlier "Dead" films left off, with the zombies contained but not quite dead. Only problem is, they're now learning to think for themselves and managing to escape their enclosures - unsurprisingly, not good news for those who survived first time around.

A number of the reviews claim this movie was as much social commentary as it was horror movie, but to me it just felt like a logical extension to the standard zombie movie. Credit where it's due, it's not something that's really been done before, but the movie still just descends into the standard zombie movie in my opinion.

Rating: 3 out of 5

No comments:

About Me

My photo
I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.