Diary of the Dead (2008) Review
Written by: g0m4k
Okay, let me start out by saying that some reviews i have read about this movie whom gave the movie low scores were all pretty much for the same reason. People became angry because the main character filming would not put down the camera to help anybody during the film weather they were being attacked by zombies or chased or what not. I understand where you are coming from but you have to look at it a different way. This character wants to put his findings and show the entire truth of what's going on in the world no matter what the cost. They also talk during the film about how there are always people like that who film in the worst of situations such as war and keep filming no matter what. Also, the acting is good, but not exceptional, remember, this was all done on a 2.5 million dollar budget. So keep that in mind when you see this film.
In order to see this movie, i drove a total of 2 hours, (yes, 2 hours..... @_@) in my opinion, this was the best zombie movie since romero's dawn of the dead. I was not dissapointed one bit in seeing this movie. Half the movie you are sitting there with your jaw dropped. I couldnt tell you how many times the words "oh my god" and "HOLY S&!T" were said by those around me. Theres even a suprise cameo in the film, see if you can spot it!
The movie starts with several film students filming a horror movie when the news reports of the living dead start to roll in. After about ten minutes or so, most of them decide to hop in this RV and drive to try to get to their respective family's and houses. Let me tell you, this movie is GRUESOME! I thought i had seen it all in terms of killing people and zombies in film, but boy was i wrong.
For those of you who think this is just another Blair Witch/Cloverfield movie, your wrong. The script for this movie had been in production for quite a few years, way before cloverfield ever came out. I myself, am not a huge fan of the whole frist person, home movie kinda films but this movie was an exception. The cameras used in the filming are actual cameras used to make films, not some crappy 400$ camcorder, where you have to worry about motion sickness going to see this film.
Bottome line, i think this is Romero at his best. I always said he works best under smaller budgets and with a budget of only 2.5 million, Romero delivers and then some. Im not gonna spoil any of the awesome kills, but I will guarentee they are unlike anything you have ever seen. The only thing i didnt like about the George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead, was that it had to end :(