Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
As I Lay Dying
Inane Fulci gorefest. Alternately boring and silly.
Zombie is awesome! An underwater zombie fights a shark; 3 hundred year old Zombies are burned to cinders by Molotov cocktails; a lady%u2019s eyeball is spiked; another lady%u2019s throat is torn-out by a zombie with worms pouring out of its eyes; Zombies cross the Brooklyn Bridge while the radio announcer is eaten by zombies. Zombie has excellent cinematographically ingenious dolly shots (my favorite dolly-shot where the camera is mounted on a ceiling to capture the action occurring in one hallway and the next hallway in once scene!) editing; and plodding ominous music. Also interesting is that Zombie takes place on islands: Manhattan and Matul; if expanded more%u2014Old World magic and mysticism inevitability collides with New World scruples and sensibilities. Zombie is excellent if a guy doesn%u2019t see it 20 or so times. But the reviewer%u2019s biographical data will determine the reviewer%u2019s ability to appreciate and Zombie. For instance a kid who is 12 in 2009 will think Zombie is slow and a guy who was 12 years old 30 years ago will always love Zombie. The kids of today love my Zombie movie poster though. Maybe if Zombie were set to country music (The Devil Went Down to Georgia, maybe) it would be exciting.
Jul 14 - 09:30 PM
It`s not ****ing awesome! Boring and crappy.
May 7 - 07:45 AM
I appreciate that some Romero loyalists will dislike it, feeling it's a hack job.It must be said, however, that Fulci's work is much superior than Romero's films. And I prefered the cast in Fulci's film.Zombie vs shark fight is more interesting than anything Romero has ever done.
Oct 29 - 04:17 PM
Romero is interesting because of the satire and social commentary mixed in with some fantastic splatter effects and dialogue that does weigh down his films sometimes.Fulci on the other hand is a whole different kettle of fish (forgive the cliche) who is more of an inventive visionary director that takes us on an insane journey but neglects the scripting process.I happen to love both, I don't understand why others can't do the same.
Nov 9 - 05:53 PM
I think people are way too harsh about Fulci and HG Lewis. People need to settle down.
Sep 14 - 12:10 AM
It fails on every level as a movie, but it got the zombies right. They do look creepy.
Sep 1 - 07:57 PM