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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 kill your loved ones."
Film #90 of Make me watch your favourite.
Recommended by Valdesbian.
Socialism vs the Undead.
A rogue harpoonist.
Undead salsa dancing.
The most hilarious sitting-naked-in-a-car-chained-to-each-other scene you'll ever see.
Coolest DIY amphibian vehicle ever.
Hairy Cuban balls.
Yeah, you kinda need to watch this.
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…
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.
I ended up watching Juan with the English dub audio because the original audio had some odd echo effect going on. I think it took away from the film as the dub was bad, real bad.
Otherwise, like most of my three star rated movies, it seemed it could have been so much better if has less cliche and just reached out a little bit more. However, it did have some original scenes that gave me a chuckle.
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.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Esta muy pendeja y divertida. Como todo tiene sus puntos bajos,muero lo que más molesto fue el final. Un Juan que se muestra cobarde y pusilánime.
Mejor de lo que pensé. Divertida, con estereotipos pero presentados de forma interesante. Los efectos especiales dejan mucho que desear pero es muy entretenida y con momentos muy rescatables
March Around the World: Cuba
I love zombie movies, so even the bad ones are an easy sell for me.
And Juan of the Dead isn't bad. It's not good, either, but it's not bad.
Juan is a slacker who decides to start up a business taking down the dead when zombies start invading the streets of Havana. The story leans toward comedy and slapstick action without getting any deeper than that, and the characters make ridiculous illogical choices. But the filming style was well done, the zombie make up was cool for the most part (with the exception of some ridiculous CGI moments), and the acting was decent.
It was cool seeing it from a Cuban POV, too. Half…
This was my first Cuban film, and wow, am I impressed. Acting was perfect, soundtrack was phenomenal, and the plot actually had progression. I definitely wish I hadn't put this film off for so long.
Juan de los Muertos is open for business! Bloody fun with Cuban zombies. The opening scene immediately sets the mood. Lots of social satire here too, above and underneath the surface. A couple of hilarious kills by a bunch of loafers who don't really know what they're up against. Dissidents perhaps? Apparently George A. Romero's films never made it to the island. There's some terrible CGI, but it suits the goofy vibe of it all. That shark cracked me up. It could have used some more gore or something and sometimes the movie slacks a bit, but Juan's attitude (we kill your loved ones!) is indestructible.
this is a very nice take on the living dead story.
the actors and characters are great and funny, and the low budget helps that out with no real great excess on visual effects.
A collection of thieves, slackers, and scumbags loot their way through the Cuban zombie apocalypse that is DEFINITELY NOT HAPPENING, IT IS A YANKEE LIE.
A nice zombie movie for those who like them - some nice gore, some funny deaths, harpoon guns...It's all there.
Second viewing and still very funny to watch as a Cuban version of Shaun of the Dead. Loved the scenery of Havana.
Recommended to those who love their gross humor and zombie films. Not recommended to anyone who expects smart, inventive political satire. Those who want something more intelligent to get their teeth into should probably seek something with fewer zombies.
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