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Survival of the Dead
Death isn't what it used to be.
On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state.
Worst zombie movie of 2009. Survival of the Dead is just a weak movie and I know George A. Romero can do better than that.
George Romero was the man who gave us zombies as we know them today, complete with all the rules we take for gospel. For example, to kill a zombie you must shoot it in the head. Unfortunately, I think it's time to take Romero's career as a director of zombie films and put it down with one well placed piece of lead between the eyes, because Survival of the Dead is just as shambling and soulless as the ghouls that haunt it. The story follows a group of rogue soldiers who stumble into a feud between two Irish families on a remote New England island. The island itself is the only real thing of note, filling the film with beautiful…
Film #7 of my Band-tastic Halloween Season
I'm a die hard fan of Romero's Dead flicks. You don't see much criticism for the original trilogy although Day of the Dead is still pretty underrated. The same does not go for the latest three.
I liked Land of the Dead a lot. I saw it theaters when it came out and left completely satisfied. It was updated, modern and more of an action film than the original three but I felt that Romero touch.
Diary of the Dead is widely disliked but I liked the direction he took with it. He jumped on the found footage bandwagon but I thought he pulled it off and I liked the characters and, most…
Finally forced myself to watch this. The reason it took me so long is that after all the bad reviews and having not forgotten about Diary of the Dead, I just didn't want to link any more bad memories to George A. Romero. It's incomprehensible that the same man that gave us Night of the Living Dead and it's three sequels also gave us this (yes I have love for Land even). It just finally got to me that there was a Romero zombie movie that I had not seen and it was just somehow wrong.
I don't regret watching it though. The story was ambitious for the budget, but it was also quite ridiculous at times. No mater... my love for Night through Land won't be effected by this.
Romero, Romero! Wherefore art thou Romero?
This is a refreshing yet clever take on a stale genre in which George Romero himself created. The kills are fun and even funny at times, the direction is top notch and the story is very thought out. I have a brand new appreciation for this film. My only complaint would be that I didn't like how the zombies arent really a threat anymore, more of an inconvience. Long Live the master of Horror....George A. Romero!!
Gran decepción del maestro del genero. Es aburrida, básica y la metáfora final es lo único que se salva.
first time viewing 2/10
yea its official by this point in the franchise the George A Romero's Of the Dead films had gotten ridiculously stupid, in fact Survival of the Dead is more unintentionally more comedy then horror because ever since Land of the Dead the zombies have been gaining intelligence again letting them do basic things like chop wood, pump gas, and ride horses which is really lame, though the concept was first brought up in Day of the Dead its not fully realized until Land of the Dead. It is quite clear the George A Romeo has lost his spark when it comes to zombie films. On the bright side though most of the acting in Survival is good but perhaps a bit cheesy, The zombies feel a bit more cartoonish in this as well but the zombie practical effects are really good. I'm kind of glad that Romeo has stopped with the zombies.
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Survival of the Dead takes a character that appears for maybe two minutes in Dairy of the Dead and tells his story. Like Day of the Dead his story concerns a military like group that is trying to 'survive'. There are other characters and a secondary story of an old age family feud that comes to heads with the impeding doom of the zombie apocalypse.
That's a great idea and there are lots of great ideas in this movie but there is also lots in this movie we have seen many times before. I'm not talking about the military group like Day or the idea that the zombies evolve and remember and try to be…
Fun, but I do see why the great George Romero hasn't made another movie. The last of his second zombie trilogy that began with 2005's decent Land of the Dead, Survival sees a military unit seeking refuge with a group of Irish families on an island off the coast of Delaware, who advertise their island on the internet as a place where people can "live their own ways." Romero then turns the story into one part Hatfields & McCoys and one part study in really-not-so-different contrasts between the cold, hard troops and the broken morals of the rural survivors. Simple and obvious.
Unfortunately, aside from getting caught up in that little family feud and a thoroughly undeveloped subplot involving retraining zombies…
Romero's zombie saga has come to an end, but as a result, the finale dropped the ball with horrible characters, bland story and slow pacing, marking the sixth head the most rotten in George's catalog.
Halloween, a time when traditionally people get all excited about George Romero's zombie movies. And why not, he's made some belters. But I get the feeling people just kept asking him about zombie movies, over and over again to the point where he figured he'd need to make a zombie movie so atrocious that people would just let him get on with his life.
Survival of the fucking Dead, ladies and gentlemen. Absolute garbage.
truly, an exercise in survival
Romero, Romero! Wherefore art thou Romero?
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