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.
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…
Containing some of the greatest practical effects I've seen, it still doesn't come close to topping Dawn. That aside, it's probably my 2nd or 3rd favorite zombie film. The score is just as good as Dawn and the zombie acting may be more convincing, but I didn't care for any of the human characters nearly as much as the ones previously (maybe that was the point?). The shopping mall is too genius of an idea to be topped by an underground bunker. Loads of gory fun, regardless.
' ... sometimes that zombie looks right at ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a zombie is they got hollow lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When they comes at ya, they doesn't even seem to be movin' fast enough to get ya ... 'til they bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then ... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. Then everything turns red, and despite all your poundin' and your hollerin' those zombies come in and ... they rip you to pieces.' - If Quint was in Day of the Dead.
The third in Romero's zombie saga, this film seems to have gotten better with age. A bit of a slow-burner when compared to its predecessors it probably has the best gore effects of the series - provided by an on-top-of-his-game Tom Savini - and a final act that makes the wait worthwhile.
While I've always liked Day of the Dead, it's grown on me a great deal over the years. When I first saw it, it was a grimy, dark affair (especially on the Media VHS my friend and I rented) that was kind of a letdown after the brightly colored, comic book-influenced aesthetic of Dawn of the Dead. The likeable quartet from Dawn was also replaced by a cast of characters that was mostly made up of racist, belligerent, rape-y soldiers. It's definitely the most cynical of the original three, but now I think it's one of Romero's best movies - it probably sounds silly to say that a zombie movie requires some maturity to fully appreciate, but as the liner…
Choke on it.
Zombie apocalypse used as a social showcase and morality play. George A Romero got there first and it's clear he did a great job. The effects are pretty mediocre, but zombies are easy so they hold up, and even though some of the characters are too cartoony for my taste, it all still plays as a great moral tale.
Ovaj sam, primjereno, pogledao po danu.
Sasvim solidno, ima KUL JAKU ŽENSKU PROTAGONISTICU kojoj je jebač plačipička, ludog znanstvenika FRANKENŠTAJNA koji trenira zombiće i lošeguzog crnju pilota koji, naravno, rula.
Impresivne ZOMBI maske, nekoliko fora smrti sa puno unutarnjih organa i crijeva te jebeno odlična glazba.
Una cosa densa y chunga, como deben ser estas cosas. Lejos de la idiocia festivalera para toda la familia en la que se ha convertido el género.
De todas formas Romero no es Fulci, en donde el mal rollo se densifica con ese peso que te da el ser católico y estar jodido. A Romero le pega más ese estilo del post-jipismo de "no creas en los científicos, tío, no confíes en los militares, tío", esa desconfianza de la autoridad y desafío los poderes fácticos, que tienen en las películas de zombies una coartada perfecta (como ese otro jipi fenomenal, Dan O'bannon, demostró con mucho mas salero y gracia).
Por cierto, cuando yo era crío (muy crío) la forma de referirnos a esta película era de la manera siguiente:
-he visto una peli de zombies a.co.jo.nan.te!
-La del centro comercial?
-No, la del bunker, la del bunker!
Another zombie classic for George Romero. Although not as great as the 2 previous movies, Day of the Dead comes very close with it's strong story line and even stronger blood and gore. This movie continues the struggle for survival adding more assholes trapped with good people trying to survive the original zombie apocalypse. Another must see for zombie fans
How to make the perfect Trilogy ?...Well, ask Mr. Romero. Because he did it with his trilogy of the dead. And although many people say this third installment is a disgrace to Night and Dawn...they couldn't be more wrong. Although Day of the Dead is a known and famous movie, it might as well be the most underrated horror movie ever made. It deserves a lot more credit than it receives. Night of the Living Dead was a milestone in horror. Original, dared and one of the most influential movies ever made. Dawn of the Dead is pure perfection. Claustrophobic to the max and it gave a whole new definition to the word "gore". True, Day of the Dead doesn't…
Probably my least favorite of the series. It would've been interesting to see how this did with a bigger budget, but that just wasn't the case. The music is particularly awful. I found the gore a little excessive but obviously that comes with the territory.
Good grief, another 7 out of 10 review. That's 3 in a row. Unfortunately, that's where we are with Day of the Dead - a middling end to Romero's original trilogy of Ghoul's. There's about 4 great scenes in this ruined by a bunch of uninspiring ones so I guess it works out equal. The Highlight is Zombie Bob, hands down best zombie ever. You know, I kinda wished they remade this instead of Dawn of The Dead... So what happens? It's Scientists versus Soldiers basically and Tom Savini (I presume) gets to show some pretty innovative special FX. Awesome. Well kinda. I could make a 45 minute version of this with all the parts I liked and leave the rest
The dead have taken over and are roaming the earth. A handful of humans in Florida have taken refuge in an underground missile silo. Amongst the humans are scientists who are trying to find a cure or a way of retraining the dead. And there are soldiers who want to take charge and do away with the experiments because they feel that there is no hope. Classic horror film that says a lot about how we as humans will never succeed because of our divisiveness.
En una escala de 0 a The Walking Dead en cuestión de lentitud es un 5. El rollo ataque zombie empieza bastante tarde. Se puede decir que toda la película se centra mucho más en la realidad humana luchando contra sus emociones (la violencia, la supervivencia, la ética,...).
Aún así, las escenas gore son muy divertidas.