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What do you think of Land of the Dead?

Let me tell you about my experiences. I'm studying in Rotterdam at the moment. Luckily the movie was playing there in cinemas. Not here in Roosendaal too bad. However, I went to the cinema and saw the movie together with ten other people. More then I expected emoticon

After seeing the movie I was a bit dissapointed but in a way my mood changed and now I'm very positive. I agree with EMPIRE: the movie is not as good as the previous movies but still a very good Romero zombie movie!

Good points:
+ nice gore and sfx!
+ great make-up
+ good actors
+ the references to previous films
+ social commentary
+ cool lead zombies

Bad points:
- the story wasn't great I think, as well as for the end
- I noticed several fore scenes which must have been cut

And what about you? What do you think about it?

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I consider Land of the Dead to be a post-911 rewrite of the original Day script. This time around, comic book politics doesn't touch a nerve.

I was surprised by Simon Baker. Previously, I thought he might be a bit too sensitive for the role of Riley Denbo, but he carried it well. His presence was aided very much in the film's superficial dialogue.

Dennis Hopper was also surprising. His character was a bit stupid, but Hopper didn't use this as an excuse to ham it up. He was more subdued than expected. Hooray for him, too.

Big Daddy is a bad joke. Why in the hell does he seek out Kaufman? I understand the subtext, but this truly doesn't make sense on the screen!

The lead zombie helps to reveal a glaring contradiction: are zombies now regular citizens? Many times, a zombie chews into a human, but then we're asked to ignore this. This movie could have been called "The Week That Zombies Decided To Evolve".

Without discussing Romero, I'll rank this film beside Alien Versus Predator.

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