Diary of the Dead Review
Written by: The Creature
Plot: A group of people are making a horror film during the outbreak of a zombie apocalypse. A group member decides to film everything they see and experience with his film camera. The final product of the documentry film is edited, scored, and then released on the internet by the group member's girlfriend.
What was cool about this film was that Romero had kept the social commentary that was in his other Dead films. (Night of the living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, etc,) I won't let on what the commentary is about, because I want you to see it for yourself. Don't worry though, it's very easy to recognise, you won't miss it.
Diary of the Dead was a good watch. It's not as good as Romero's last film, Land of the Dead, but it was still very good. However, that's only because Romero was behind the camera. If anyone else had directed Diary of the Dead, this film would have turned into a disaster.
One thing that really dissapointed me was all the damn CGI. I can't tell you how much I despise it. And to see the use of CGI blood throughout a whole Romero film was heartbreaking. The CGI that was used in Diary of the Dead was used well, but I can't tell you how much I would have loved to see that old school special effects come back again like it did in Land of the Dead. If they had layed off all the CGI, I might be giving this film a ten out of ten right now.
I must also comment on the ending. It was frickin' fantastic. Of course I won't tell you the ending however, becaue I don't want to spoil it for you.
Diary of the Dead, which is not as good as the other Romero films, was still very good and definitely worth the watch. Highly reccomended. Letter Grade: B -