Land of the Dead Review
Written by: deadmanwalkin
*Holding up megaphone*.. Listen readers, this is not a Romero film. I repeat. THIS IS NOT A ROMERO FILM! Land of the Dead was suppose to be the film all of us zombie fans have been waiting for. The Godfather of the Undead finally got the backing and the funds needed to make "HIS" picture and all we got was sky flowers, cheap scares and a lead zombie who's make-up looks more like a vamp from the "Buffy the Vampire" series.
No wonder this film has failed to bring in the real dollars at the box office.. for one it was released at the wrong time (still don’t know why it got moved up).. the story was weak, very little character development and an ending that made you glad the film was over, instead of wanting more. Was this truly the best you can do GAR?
If you line up a three of GAR previous Dead films, you will see that even though they all look different, each film has the same feel. You can tell that each one is connected, you can see GAR's special touch as the strong characters begin to come forth and the solid story lines take shape. LOTD had none of this, it's more like the red headed stepchild of the series, the bastard baby from some illicit affair.
This isn’t a true GAR film.. it can’t be, because if it is, then I have to say that GAR is losing his touch. LOTD looks and feels Hollywood all the way, like some cheap ass "Wes Craven Presents" film - trying to capitalize on a name and nothing more. Hmmm, maybe I should view LOTD in that way too.. "George A. Romero Presents: Land of the Dead."
*takes a deep breath* Ok, enough of my soap box ranting. Now that you have an idea of what my overall opinion of this film is, lets break this film down some more.