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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…
Romero, Romero! Wherefore art thou Romero?
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.
Hoop-Tober 2.0: Film 26
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…
This one is not so bad as everyone is saying. Just watched this movie. Was not a fan of Diary of the Dead so I appreciated this film actually had establishing shots and something other than steady cam nonsense. I kept waiting to get to know some characters or learn the plot. But none of that happened. The whole rivalry thing was paper thin and I never understood why the girl cared about sparing the dead people, along with the flannigans or whatever they were called. If they could get the dead to eat horses etc.. so what? They do not need food to survive its a craving for the living, which would still extend to humans regardless. In the…
There is a unique experience in viewing a zombie flick directed by the man that revolutionized the genre, much like it probably felt to watch Picasso paint. Romero broke onto the scene 32 years ago and altered the horror brand forever, making the idea of zombies what it is today. Survival of the Dead gives off a radiance that makes you feel at home in the presence of a Romero contrivance, allowing one to confide in the man that set the undead wheel in motion.
Zombie films ride a fine line between tacky and utterly grotesque. The die hard fans recognize such a line, but embrace it, finding the best of each side. However, taking a step back during Survival…
Whether he wants to or not, it seems that George A. Romero is never going to leave his decomposing pals behind. Hopefully, that’s just fine by him, especially when he can give us movies that are this much fun (and a hell of a lot better than Diary Of The Dead, the worst entry in the series yet).
This time around we follow a character we actually met, briefly, in Diary Of The Dead. He’s a military man (played by Alan Van Sprang) who, along with his group (played by Athena Karkanis, Stefano DiMatteo and Joris Jarsky), looks after number one and struggles to stay alive in a world increasingly full of the hungry undead. Possible salvation lies when they…
Romero Theme: Forgiveness/Vengeance
Pretend this film never existed.
For the most part, Survival of the Dead is an incredibly satisfying installment in Romero's recent slate of modern zombie films. Surprisingly fun, although at the expense of some horror elements, Survival is the best film Romero's produced since Day of the Dead (1985). Presented in Survival is a purposely broad allegory for conflict and tribalism told with humorously over-the-top characters and some of the best and most creative zombie attacks seen in a Romeo film in years.
Survival of the Dead is a direct sequel to Diary of the Dead (2007). Alan Van Sprang plays “Sarge" (although this name may be changed in the credits by the time that the film is released). Sarge leads a small group of…
Un grupo de supervivientes se dirigen a una isla creyendo que sera un lugar seguro donde sobrevivir, pero se veran envueltos en una lucha entre dos familias rivales... y los zombies. Comedia involuntaria de serie Z que no aporta nada nuevo y apenas desarrolla el concepto, planteado en su anterior pelicula, de la evolucion intelectual de los zombies. Poca cosa.
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.
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…