Day of the Dead Review
Written by: Dean Valent
Where else would you want to go for the intelligent zombie movie? Exactly. Day of the Dead is the third and no longer final chapter in the legendary quadrilogy of George A Romero's zombie films. Looking back at this film and where I was when I watched it has a big effect.
The first time I saw this movie was when I was a mere ten years old, after I saw Night of the living Dead and the ultimate dead film, Dawn of the Dead. Ahem, so I was ten, I got quite confused by the genesis theorys of the dead and couldn't understnad why they wanted to turn the dead back when six billion zombies roamed the planet. Flash forward four years. I'm fourteen and already a zombie maverick (sadly I'm less of one now) watching as many corpse munching movies as I can, and I stumble upon Day again. 1996. Boom.
That's it. I got it. This is the theory lesson in zombies. Nine years later. 2005. Recently watched the film again and the detail in the film is truely outstanding... Day focuses on the remnants of society (a mighty dozen people) who are divided into two groups. The military perspective and the scientific views. Needless to say the two groups begin to hate eachother with a passion, and tension turns to fury when the lead scientist (Dr Logan aka Frankenstein. The actor who portrayed the guy is sadly deceased now) is found to be using dead soldiers as guinea pigs.