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BigGameHunter
19-03-2004, 16:38:57
I'm thinking of going to see this tonight.
I don't like horror films at all, but I've always been drawn to apocalyptic/undead army type films like Planet of the Apes, Omega Man, 28DL, etc.
I wonder why that is?
Initial reviews seem to indicate it is going to be highly entertaining and well put together if nothing else. Anyone heard otherwise or care to do an analysis of my morbid fascination?

jsorense
19-03-2004, 16:47:21
The L.A. Times gave it a good review today, for what that's worth.:)

Chris
19-03-2004, 16:50:50
I have been waiting for this for some time, I love stupid zombie movies, the orginal is still one of my all-time favorite movies!

This one looks to be far more creepy, now, the dead seem to be able to run, so the living lose a distinct advantage from the old classic series.

BigGameHunter
19-03-2004, 22:35:17
Have you seen 28 Days Later?
It's going to be tough to match that one for atmosphere and sheer despondance.
Using London as a soundstage was brilliant. I'm sure this will be a somewhat dumber American version, but better on effects.

Venom
20-03-2004, 01:19:42
I've heard pretty good things about it, and I too plan on going to see it this weekend. Also, I've heard it's more action than scary. Sort of a really gory action movie.

BigGameHunter
20-03-2004, 07:59:51
I went and saw it tonight. It was a really well done zombie movie full of action. Lacked the intelligence of 28DL but good in its own right.
Very gory I thought and I was super pissed to see how young some of the kids were that parents brought there...what the fuck are people thinking?!?

Chris
20-03-2004, 14:53:24
Saw it too, fast moving zombies were really a nice change, lots of gore, thumbs up for this one.

Gramercy Riffs
20-03-2004, 14:57:33
I'm thinking of going to see it tonight, but 21 Grams looks tempting too.

Nav
21-03-2004, 21:39:21
I'm looking forward to Shaun of the Dead (acted and written by Simon Pegg and somebody else from Space). That will have the more traditional slow zombies.

Rodgers
22-03-2004, 11:12:53
Originally posted by Nav
I'm looking forward to Shaun of the Dead (acted and written by Simon Pegg and somebody else from Space). That will have the more traditional slow zombies.

His attempts to kill them using records as throwing stars looked funny - especially when the two guys start arguing over which records to use :)

MOBIUS
26-03-2004, 23:26:45
Originally posted by Chris
I have been waiting for this for some time, I love stupid zombie movies, the orginal is still one of my all-time favorite movies!

This one looks to be far more creepy, now, the dead seem to be able to run, so the living lose a distinct advantage from the old classic series.

Chris and I agree on something!!!:eek:

The original kicked ass - not sure about fast zombies (I think I am a traditionalist in the zombie dept), but I'll be open to new ideas when I see it...:D

BigGameHunter
27-03-2004, 17:15:32
Zombies that stagger are dumb--unless you're out in the open with no trees and no weapons, what is your excuse for getting eaten?
How they get around the whole rigormortis angle is a little off putting--within a day or so they should all be stiff as a board and unable to move at all, right?
But I guess zombie movies appeal because they are the most "real" possibility in the undead monster world. Vampires just seem gay, the wolfman is silly, Frankenstein slightly more credible because of zombie overtones, et.

King_Ghidra@home
27-03-2004, 19:11:26
Originally posted by BigGameHunter

How they get around the whole rigormortis angle is a little off putting--within a day or so they should all be stiff as a board and unable to move at all, right?

wtf?! dude you've already made the leap of faith to accept that the living dead are possible, i'm sure you can handle the idea that rigormortis isn't a problem...

Lazarus and the Gimp
27-03-2004, 20:43:58
Yeah! If they can cope with total shutdown of the central nervous system, a spot of rigor would be laughed off.

Maybe that's why they're slow?

BigGameHunter
29-03-2004, 20:57:58
In my old, embittered, jaded self the possibility of the dead coming back to life in order to tear me and my loved one's limb from limb is not so much a leap of faith as it is an inevitability.
God only knows what kind of nasty little bugs and vapors government psychotics are messing with. Can you say with any assurance that you'd put the "bring our dead soldiers in the field back to life so we can destroy our enemies" (hereafter known as BODSITFBTLSWCDOE) project beyond certain "phantom" branches of the military????

Venom
29-03-2004, 21:07:18
What if the dead came back and they were really polite and carried all the answers from the other side?

Lazarus and the Gimp
29-03-2004, 21:27:38
That's Mormons. I can understand the confusion with zombies.

BigGameHunter
29-03-2004, 21:46:52
Hey, say what you like, but my Mormon neighbors are the best I've had in ages. The wife looks like she needs a serious rumpy pumpy session though.

Chris
30-03-2004, 14:03:14
The slow zombie thing worked because it was made clear that people didn't understand the problem at first.

Folks see loved ones walking, and want to help and are not affriad, and thus, are bitten and killed by the zombies, as they also make it clear the bite always kills.

The fast zombies are a nice twist, far more dangerous.

Eklektikos
30-03-2004, 14:16:26
Originally posted by Nav
I'm looking forward to Shaun of the Dead (acted and written by Simon Pegg and somebody else from Space). That will have the more traditional slow zombies.
I saw the trailer for that the other day. Turns out someone I went to school with is in it as some kind of bit-part/extra.

MOBIUS
30-03-2004, 22:26:50
Originally posted by BigGameHunter
Hey, say what you like, but my Mormon neighbors are the best I've had in ages. The wife looks like she needs a serious rumpy pumpy session though.

Probably cos she has to wait her turn with the other wives...:cute:

BigGameHunter
31-03-2004, 06:31:01
No, probably 'cause she's only ever known the "missionary" position.


Take that, Funko!

Darkstar
31-03-2004, 07:34:54
Funko is your Mormon wife?

BigGameHunter
31-03-2004, 16:52:59
We might be able to work something out...

Venom
31-03-2004, 17:21:00
Or work something in.

BigGameHunter
31-03-2004, 19:47:23
He's sensitive and pale...just my type.

protein
03-04-2004, 17:54:06
Just saw it. I haven't been made so happy by a film in ages. There was actually a round of applause when one guy's head got shot in two. It was funny but still managed to have some pretty tense moments and with mostly believable characters. I thought it took some good elements from Braindead and 28 Days Later and I think that this re-make is better than the original.

Just goes to show that the 28 Days Later "What if zombies could run?" idea was an excellent one.

Noisy
03-04-2004, 22:56:09
Rigir mortis (http://chemistry.about.com/cs/biochemistry/a/aa061903a.htm) starts after a few hours, and then fades after about three days. So it all depends on how long the zombies had been dead, really.

Lazarus and the Gimp
04-04-2004, 08:14:11
BGH- Check out "Cabin Fever" if you've not yet seen it. It's like a cross between "Deliverance" and "28 Days Later". Very, very bleak.

MOBIUS
04-04-2004, 18:52:42
Just saw it - what a cool movie!

Anyone notice that although it was supposed to be set in Wisconsin, it was apparently filmed in Quebec?

I saw a French Canadian 'KFC' box on their dining table - The Frog Canucks are so anal they call it 'PFK' instead...:D

Anyone stay for the credits - one of the best bits IMO...:)

protein
04-04-2004, 18:56:24
A load of people got up and then had to stand in the isles to watch that bit.

BigGameHunter
07-04-2004, 04:42:45
Yeah...left little hope for a seamless sequel, didn't it?
:)

Noisy~ it's "rigor". ;)

MOBIUS
10-04-2004, 21:24:54
Will have to see Shaun of the Dead now...:)