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Day of the Dead
The darkest day of horror the world has ever known.
The final chapter of George A. Romero's "Dead Trilogy". In an underground government installation they are searching for a cure to overcome this strange transformation into zombies. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have made their way into the bunker.
Another really damn good zombie film from George A. Romero. In my opinion this is just as good as the other two films in the trilogy. It's darker, more serious, and has more tension than the predecessors. The special effects in this movie are nothing sort of magnificent, especially considering that this was made 30 years ago.
Day of the Dead might just be my favorite of the trilogy.
The zombies will stop at nothing for juicy human flesh! And if you get in their way, your Achilles tendon will become their floss!
Day of the Dead is without a doubt the strongest installment in the Trilogy of the Dead. Yes, you heard that right, it's the best one yet. What a gorefest! This marks my first time watching it and needless to say, it will also be my last. There is no way in hell would I want to re-experience the dread this film has cast on me, no fucking way. Never had I encountered a film this intense, this emotionally draining. Oh jesus, mary, and joseph, my head hurts! The climatic…
Tom Savini, a special makeup effects genius. T-Dog's Jamaican uncle. A drunk guy who can shoot straight. Bub the world's smartest Zombie. Romero doing what he does best: Making a zombie film not about zombies, but about raw human emotion. Romero's most underrated film.
Is this the results you've been talking about? Is this what your research is all about? Make them do tricks? Train them like dogs?
While George Romero has said it was his favorite of the Dead films, most fans feel quite differently. Day of the Dead, the bastard step-child of Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, grows on me more and more with each viewing. I'm now convinced it would be a masterpiece of sorts if it wasn't for some questionable acting sprinkled through out.
Surprisingly it isn't Joseph Pilato's larger then life portrayal of Captain Rhodes that bothers me. In fact I think he's one of the highlights of the film. When you…
When Bub first cocks the gun, it's one of the great "oh shit" moments in a movie and I love how it pushes Romero's trilogy to a boiling point, a zombie metamorphosis. Sequels should always, always, always aim to evolve ideas set up previously, whether it be social commentary or makeup effects or literally the zombies themselves. In a perfect world, a sequel flips the pillow to the cold side, flexes new muscles, and re-configures what you thought to be possible. Romero's trilogy beautifully follows this through. Each installment is a flip of the pillow.
Jamaican nihilism + awesome practical effects = damn good movie
The walking dead have taken over the world. Scientists and military personnel have found refuge in a disused underground missile silo, where anxiety is escalating between both camps, as they round up zombies for experimentation, and hope for a "cure" regarding the horrific phenomenon. The third in George Romero's Living Dead series is a controversial one among fans and non-fans alike; one Romero reportedly eschewed obtaining a large budget for in order to have more graphic violence. The dark, claustrophobic setting may be off-putting to some - as well as that, apart from our levelheaded heroine (Lori Cardille), there are virtually no likeable characters. The undead "Bub" (Sherman Howard) is a make-or-break factor: he seems relatively popular nowadays, though that…
Definitely the weakest of the original three films. I liked the military commander who gave a pre Eric Freeman in Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 performance. One of the guys looked like Rowan Atkinson to me. I want my Mr. Bean vs. Zombies movie.
Also, did I watch a shortened version or something? The ending made no sense. She was attacked, then simply woke up on a beach. That made as much sense as the ending of Starship Troopers the book where he's knocked out and wakes up after the battle. Except here it's never explained.
Oh, well. Still a decent entry in the series.
This one might be my favorite of the original three. It's got such a whimsical air (because of Bub) and yet it's the goriest of the three. Also, my favorite character doesn't die in this one.
While George A. Romero is definitely known for creating his zombie gorefest films as social allegory ("Land of the Dead" being a post-9/11 tale as much as "Dawn of the Dead" throwing a middle finger up at consumerism) - his "Day of the Dead" is probably his most heavy-handed of all. This comes, however, as a complete compliment. Romero’s over-familiar narrative of humans entrapped in their own claustrophobic places while zombies lurk beyond their walls has, in this film, barricaded themselves in a bunker underground. The results, and what makes this Romero’s most tasty compilation, though, involve them experimenting on the infected monsters - where the director uses both comedy and tragedy to bring up painful thoughts that verge more on humanistic; analyzing the human in the monste and the monsters in us all.
George A. Romero dirige y escribe una película de zombies bastante interesante porque explora la psicología de los zombies y cómo se les podría controlar... si no fuera porque al final el ser humano es menos controlable todavía. Buenos diálogos y buenas escenas gore... ¿quién espera más?
I would easily stand behind this film as George A. Romero's best work or quite possibly one of the best zombie films.
The gore, the characters, social commentary, and finale are all top notch.
Wish the final scene didn't feel so rushed and jarring though.
I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I enjoyed this. I liked its take on somewhat intelligent zombies. Though, I didn't really like how it skipped right to a happy ending.
I salute you, Bub.
This is the one that starts to get to the point where we start rooting for the zombies. Moments of entertainment but doesn't live up to the lineage set up with NIGHT and DAWN. Bub for Prez.
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