Diary Of The Dead Review
Written by: thedeadshallrule
I am going to start this review out a little differently, by telling you what I have learned, Through a course lesson I have taught today. I want to quote John Donne a Poet and clergyman who lived over 400 years ago. In Donne's time when someone died the great bell in the church tower was rung, it was called a "Death Knell' I quote Mr. Donne...No man is an island , entire of itself: every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the maine, if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less... Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls: it tolls for thee.
What Mr. Donne was doing there is giving a definition of Compassion. His idea is not only connected to Death, Compassion works because of a feeling of Connection. When we don't feel compassion for another, it is because we don't feel connected. Selfishness is a force that works against compassion AND leads to indifference. The temptation to Feel strong at the expense of others leads to cruelty. The most powerful force that destroys compassion is FEAR. Fearful we can perceive the hurt and helpless as OUTSIDERS, that is how we make outcasts of the very people who deserve our compassion. With all that said, I feel this topic is the subject of what Romero bases his zombie invasion/infliction. Diary Of The Dead captures this subject with a robust burst of technology for this present time.
A group of college students are filming the outbreak as it happens, while trying to get to the safety of their homes. They want to expose the truth vs the media coverups. They all deal with the situation individually and together. The end the Protagonist asks the question that sums up the movie's gist. "Are we worth saving?" "You tell me". My answer is the foreground to what I have written is, "Yes, Mr. Romero, we are."
Now you keep bringing us the zombie movie and we will leech the truth out of every last drop. Thank You Mr. Romero, you inspire me!