Sometimes I get stuck in a rut when it comes to watching films. I either just watch anything that comes…
Juan of the Dead
50 years after the Cuban Revolution, a new Revolution is about to begin.
While Havana is full of zombies hungry for human flesh, official media reported that the disturbances are caused by dissidents paid by the United States. Panic seizes all until Juan comes to the rescue: he discovers he can kill the undead destroying his brain, and decides to start a small business under the slogan "We killed their loved ones."
Film #90 of Make me watch your favourite.
Recommended by Valdesbian.
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Can't remember who's review I saw now but it was enough to make me watch this. Juan of the Dead is a Spanish-Cuban zombie comedy horror based in the Cuban city of Havana and is directed by Alejandro Brugués.
Juan is a bit of a lowlife criminal making a living in Havana. A zombie epidemic suddenly starts and spreads quickly. Juan decides that he can make money from this and starts his own business called Juan of the Dead, charging people for killing their infected loved ones. As the film progresses, most of the city eventually becomes infected and Juan and his band decide to find a way to leave Havana.
The movie mainly impressed me with some good accomplished…
A zombie flick where the humans do more repulsive things than the zombies do!
I think the biggest plus was the fact its a Cuban film in the 1st place! That's pretty impressive especially considering all the jabs the film takes at the Cuban government!
Interesting, mildly funny and I look forward to future Cuban contributions to the film industry!
As I sit here in Florida, staring out at the ocean, I find myself reflecting on lots of things. But I also think about the country that is a few hour boat ride away from here.
Of course this country has had its fair share of difficulties and unsavory history. Today Cuba is still a lot different than many societies which makes films like these very easy to enjoy. It's almost like they made this film so everyone could heave a big sigh of relief and confirm that Cuba is slowly but surely moving away from its hostile reputation. Juan of the Dead is basically (if…
Is this basically a Cuban Shaun of the Dead?
Sorta. It is about a scrawny guy and a chunky guy fighting zombies.
Does that mean it's bad?
Not at all. It's actually fun as hell. Aside from some slightly vague likeness to Shaun, it's pretty original and creative not only in it's comedy but it's zombie kills.
Don't expect it to be better than Shaun, but it's still a hilarious zombie flick with plenty of laughs and full of heart. Hell, if Shaun wasn't so good, I'd say this was the best zombie-comedy I've ever seen.
Juan of the Dead is impressive given how effectively it uses its budget and setting. The film is unashamedly silly and has more than a few completely hilarious scenes. Despite being short, it manages to outstay its welcome as it has a very brisk opening and then plateaus - it can't keep up the energy in the second half. Still very much a must-see if you love the zombie genre or enjoy Shaun of the Dead.
20 de Fevereiro a 4 de Março 2012
Rivoli Grande Auditório
Shawn of the Dead würdiger Remix
Cuban zombie comedy. Pretty entertaining.
Ich box deinen Bart in Brand.
Juan is a former soldier, living his life in the sun, waiting for his 'big chance'. He spends his time womanising, fishing, and lazing around with his over-sexed and clumsy sidekick, Lazaro. When a zombie outbreak suddenly occurs, they sieze the opportunity, setting up their own business to exterminate undead family members for money.
[Answers the telephone] "Juan Of The Dead. We kill your beloved ones. How can I help you?"
They are soon joined by Juan's Lara Croft-like daughter, Lazaro's surfer-dude son, a transvestite petty crook, and a huge, tough-guy who faints at the sight of blood.
While there's enough graphic gore to keep this in the horror genre, it's the comedy that really lifts it above so many…
Ieri negli USA era il capitalismo, oggi nella Cuba di Juan de los Muertos il comunismo. Il sistema dilaga grazie all'orda dei senza volontà.
Juan of the Dead starts off having fun. Then it has too much fun. Then it gets silly. Then stupid.
As a zombie film JotD doesn't offer anything new but it is definitely solid enough, although obvious CGI moments seem unnecessarily ambitious in a film better suited to low-budget scale.
What sets this zombie flick apart is its Cuba setting, and while some of the humour works on a satirical level the subversive nature of the film is undercut by predominantly puerile gags - most of them fairly mean-spirited or homophobic in nature.
Worth watching? Sure, if only to get a glimpse of Cuba after a zombie apocalypse; (spoiler) it looks pretty much the same as it did before.
Juan of the Dead has some fun moments, but it gets a little bit boring at times and doesn't really bring anything new to the Zombie genre.
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