Day of the Dead Review
Written by: Moviemaven
What comes after Night and Dawn? Day, of course. This third installment of Romero's classic Dead films is not the best of them, but it managed to scare the crap out of me anyway. I used to cringe at the sound of chopper blades at night. I just knew that we were under attack. Hey, I had a very active imagination. LOL Still do.
Of course Night is the ultimate classic and Dawn is mindblowing, but Day provides even more of the desolation that would naturally follow a siege of human-hungry reanimated corpses. And along with this, Romero's continuing commmentary on the human condition. A lot of people have issues with this film and feel that it falls flat compared to Dawn. But the older I get and the more times I watch it, I realize that he just had more to say here.
Rather than waiting for the next explosion or gush of blood, we should just sit and listen for a while. Uncle George is weaving a tale about us. The survivors here are hunkered down in an underground bunker away from the hordes that have successfully taken over the rest of the world. There is a mix of military personnel and scientists that are frantically searching for a way to end the zombie apocalypse before there are no humans remaining.
But living underground can take its toll after a while. The lead scientist is going a little mad and the military guys are kind of hormonal and trigger happy. Good times are not being had by all. The military leader, Rhodes, is at odds with Dr. Logan. Logan is at odds with his sanity. And the whole damned group is at odds with zombies. With infighting and desperation climbing like crazy, something is bound to give. And when it does, every bit of remaining order goes with it.