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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

[4.00/10] Survival of the Dead (2010)

Survival of the Dead (2010)

George A. Romero, the creator behind the 'Living Dead' franchise, returns with a new entry in that long running series. Though awash with CGI the film is quite competent in technical terms and gore-count, even accomplished in some of it's cinematography but the aesthetic cannot distract from the absurd, nonsensical storyline. Add to this a cast of unbelievable two-dimensional characters and your left with a cold turkey. It seems Romero has forsaken all that made his early 'Dead' films great instead adopting a lazy, unsatisfying 'rinse-and-repeat' formula. Just about every scene has its badly scripted dialogue interrupted by an errant lurching zombie bursting into frame. Somehow this happens with zero shock value throughout as various characters kill various zombies in various comedic and silly ways. With the recent evolution of slow zombies into fast killers in more recent and better films Romero really needed to create a sense of relentlessness and the inevitability of imminent danger with his lumbering monsters. Romero's ".. of the Dead" franchise is now officially dead. RIP!

  • My Rating: 4.00/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 42% (5.2/10)
  • IMDb: 5.6/10

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