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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 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.
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.
I was impressed by the way Juan of the Dead was able to use zombie-ism as a metaphor for the current political state of Cuba. The zombies are referred to most frequently as dissidents and the film draws numerous parallels between the revolution and the zombie uprising. Still the film is highly derivative and dips too often into goofball gags to be considered great. This is ultimately a very fine offering considering what it probably took to get this film made.
This movie is so bad, I got it cause I found it extremely cheap at a store and have read good reviews, I say, this is a no brainer, gotta get it, and damn, bad acting, crappy storyline, bad dialogues, effects sucks, no likeable characters.
Yes it's a cuban zombie film, which is a merit on its own, there is a lot of political undergoings all around, which is not bad either, but come one, movie looks extremely lame in all other aspects, things you can't forgive. Looked like a bad sketch out of a tv show.
As a comedy I only laugh at the blowjob scene, that was hilarious. Other than that, I was constantly checking the running time, I want it to end faster, and it didn't. I regret buying two copies, I buy one to give it to a friend who's a zombie fan, but hell no, I won't give her this crap.
A lot of the jokes fall flat for me, some are obviously lost in translation and some are really juvenile, but the ones that work are very funny. That's kind of the same thing with the rest of this film as well. Some things suffer from low budget, some from not being able to pull off what they're going for and some things are just dumb. Luckily there's enough here that is fun or over-the-top enough to keep this film from failing. The characters aren't very likable but I did kind of start to like them by the end and for the most part, while not nearly as funny as I'd hoped it would be, it had enough to keep me entertained the whole way through.
Kind of wish they'd kept the iPhone joke from the deleted scenes in the movie though.
Put this on worried it was going to be too far on the bad side of 'so bad it's good'. Turned out to be the other way, 'so good it's good'. A pretty dark black horror comedy with genuine laughs, some good gore and some solid action sequences.
É ok...nulla di speciale..qualche bella scena c'é.
Entretenida, el hecho de que transcurra en Cuba da bastante juego.
Se deja ver y tiene algunas bromas bastante divertidas.
Basically a Cuban zombie movie. I will say it really tried to be funny, but a lot of the humor just felt like toilet bowl humor to me, so it just came off as lame imo.
The cast was okay, but the fat brother was really annoying. The daughter was good though. I liked the brief role by the one American.
I guess instead of getting off the island, they stay to try to make money by killing zombies is pretty original in these kinds of films, but also seemed quite idiotic on a common sense level.
All my complaints aside, it was still fairly watchable.
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