Land of the Dead (2005)
Canada / English
"The dead shall inherit the Earth. "The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation.
Well Worth the Wait, and Will Upset All the Right People
I wanted to write a more in-depth review, but I can't squeeze it to
under 1,000 words, so I'll be brief.
This was well worth the wait. It is the best of Romero's films, and it
fits perfectly within the story arc of Romero's "dead" universe. There
are powerful political overtones throughout, and they will undoubtedly
upset all the right people.
The movie was excellent; it's strengths more than make up for its minor
flaws. The leader of the zombie revolution, Big Daddy, is a big screen
horror movie antihero on par with Karloff's Frankenstein monster. The
acting is quite good and surprisingly believable in such a bizarre
See this movie.
See it soon.
You can bet that certain talking heads in the media are going to tear
into it, and perhaps that's appropriate, all things considered. Do not
let them dissuade you. There are going to be people who disagree with
Romero's message in this film; you may be one of them. You may even
work for Kaufman. If you're not, though, see this movie.
Brilliant stuff. Huge kudos to George Romero for making this movie at
this point in history. It couldn't have come at a better time.
Don't miss it.
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