Land of the Dead Review
Written by: zomcom
I have to admit Land of the Dead is not as good as George A Remero's earlier films.The story takes place In the near future, the zombies are all around the world, and the human society is restructured and adapted for the new reality. In a protected city ruled by the powerful Kaufman (Dennis Hopper), the upper class has the usual privileges living in a fancy well-supplied building, while the poor people lives on the streets. Riley (Simon Baker) and Cholo (John Leguizamo) belong to a team that bring supplies (food, medicine etc.) to the city using a heavy truck called Dead Reckoning and designed by Riley.
When Cholo is betrayed by Kaufman, he steals the Dead Reckoning and threatens Kaufman, who requests Riley to retrieve the vehicle, with the support of his friend Charlie (Robert Joy) and Slack (Asia Argento). But the dead are smarter and organized under the leadership of Big Daddy (Eugene Clark).Even though this is Remero's weaker film,this is still one hell of a great movie.I like the whole idea of the zombies learning how do stuff and the big Dead Reckoning vehicle which is filled with guns and rockets.I hated how there was a lead zombie,it did not even look like a zombie more like a burn victim.The acting was well done,Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright the Creator's and actors of Shaun of the dead have cameos as zombies.George A Remero's directing was even better then before.You can expect a lot of gore as usual.In the end Remero's weakest film,but still a great movie.I recommend it to all his fans.