Saturday, September 17, 2005

Hell on earth.

I finished watching Dawn of the Dead (the 2004 remake) this morning. Quite enjoyable. I still need (er, want, rather) to see the original.

It was ...disconcerting to watch the images of the zombie movie and how they correlated to real life images from the news lately.
Um. I guess it's time for spoilerness, eh?

{Spoilers for Dawn of the Dead [2004] follow, highlight to view...}

One thing that didn't make sense - why didn't the military helicopter stop to pick them up? Or at least acknowledge that it had seen them? I can understand it not returning - it was pretty evident that there were VERY few survivors - but to just completely ignore people that needed help? That's like...well, kinda like real life a little, huh?

Other thoughts, in Patypical random order:

[-] Zombie baby was silly and not unforeseeable.

[-] On the other hand, I was expecting Chips to turn out to be a zombie dog. (As an aside - are there any zombie movies with zombified animals [other than humans]? Because zombie dogs or zombie cats or zombie monkeys would be some of the creepiest shit evah. [/aside])

[-] I liked that these zombies could run. 28 Days Later's zombies could, too, but these were scarier somehow. Also, I liked this movie better.

[-] The muzak version of "Don't Worry, Be Happy" playing when they first got into the mall was amusing.

[-] As was the fact that Ving and Andy were playing long distance chess.

[-] I liked that Anna figured out the bite/infection connection, but dude. Doesn't anybody watch zombie movies? Everyone knows that if a zombie bites you, your goose is cooked. (And, yeah, add zombie geese to the creepy list.)

[-] The tag line "When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth." (also said by the preacher on tv) reminded me of Ran Prieur's quote on the top of his site: "People do not go to hell after death. The designers and builders of hell are human beings. The designs and buildings are almost completed. It is becoming difficult to add more hell." - Tamo-san

[-] The end credits coda actually disappointed me. I would've preferred to not know the survivor's fate. Or at least, I was hoping it would've been more positive. Oh well.

{end spoiler}

I still need to watch the bonus futures. I'll do that tonight after everyone else has gone to bed.

In other news, we downloaded the trailer to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire using the inaptly named Quicktime today. (Thanks for the link to that, Jupe!)
Total goosebumps.
In fact, after we watched it, Saren said, "This is gonna be totally awesome!!" Hee.

In book news, I'm nearly finished reading Dean Koontz's Frankenstein Book One: Prodigal Son, by Dean Koontz (go word count!) It's typical Dean Koontz (interpert that as you see fit), but one thing that is interesting - it takes place in New Orleans. I wonder how that will play out in the remainder of the series and if he'll incoporate the flooding or not.

And lastly, we're going to go see my sister at her new home tonight. My parents are in town, and this will be everyone's first opportunity to see Irina. Unfortunately, the beana is not feeling too well, so she may be a Grumpig during the visit. I'm sure I'll report back with details later.

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Amy said...

Fast zombies is wrong.

Also, my biggest disappointment was that the zombie baby didn't burst forth out of the womb. I may be a disturbed individual.

Aside from that, I recall that some good men went out like punks, which is always the most disappointing aspect of zombie movies. I hope that when the zombies come, none of my friends go out like punks.

Does Pet Cemetery count as a zombie animal movie?

Also! Good luck with whatever is going on this evening!

P@ said...

Pet Cemetery totally counts! Zombie cats! Yay!

Amanda said...

I tried the AOL version of the new trailer, and it was much, much worse. But definitely goosebumps. Ralph Finnes is Voldemort??? I'm not sure what to think about that.