Zombi 2 Reviews
A Zombie is found aboard a boat off the New York coast which belongs to do a famous scientist. Peter West,a journalist, travels to the Antilles with Ann, the daughter of the scientist. On the way, they meet with with Brian, a ethnologist, and Susan. When they arrive at Matul Island, they find Dr. Menard, and discover a terrifying diease which is turning the Islanders into horrifying Zombies which devour human flesh and seem indestructible.
The story was good but very slow one of my favourite scenes is when the zombie fights the shark under the water ridicules but cool.
60% for story slightly above average slow and cool.
40% for acting most times they cant act for shit and just standing around when zombies are attacking but most of the American actors pull throw.
70% for special effects they would have been shocking for its time including when the girl gets the splinter throw her eye.
60% for characters' my favorite is peter the journalist he really wants the perfect story but it just came walking towards him with the maggots falling off its body down on him.
80% for everything else some great setting, AMAZING HORROR SCORE!, etc
Overall slightly above average but any horror fan like me would love it
Keiko's score 69-100
Very bloody and gruesome, so if you like that, then great!
Really, all there is to acquit the movie is the makeup, and the fact that Mia Farrow's sister is the main character. One acts for Woody Allen...the other acts for Lucio Fulci. How great is that?
One of the best of Lucio Fulci's zombie films.
Dr. Menard: Not a chance.
Now, I knew this in advance, but this movie is titled Zombi 2 in most places, claiming to be a sequel to Dawn of the Dead. The truth is that it took the '2' based on the success 'Dawn' had. This movie is not a sequel to anything. It actually would have better if it had been called Island of the Living Dead.
Anyway, this movie sucks in terms of having good characters and story, but those coming to watch this type of movie, a non Romero zombie movie from the 70s are probably not expecting much depth.
Two and a half stars comes for only a few reasons: I made up my own dialog throughout the movie. There are some quality kills and gore. There is plenty of gratuitous nudity. The music pretty good. And the ending is appropriate for this film.
People are just so stupid in this movie. There are a few times where people just stand still for a good minute and a half before realizing that maybe they should move out of the way before being eaten.
The story is so ludicrous, and even bothers to try and explain the origin of these zombies, despite the fact that against all odds the scientist still maintains that there is a logical explanation for all of this.
There is some creative stuff here worth a viewing once, but no reason to really come back when there are so many superior zombie films out there already.
Dr. Menard: The boat can leave now. Tell the crew.
What separates ZOMBIE from its genre brethren is atmosphere and special effects. Lucio Fulci knew how to create great atmosphere in his films and he also knew when to take a special effect way, way over the top.
The rotting, walking carcasses in this potboiler are just so wonderful as they walk and stalk and chow down on anything that moves.
The famous "eyeball" scene is a showstopper and the scenes where zombies sit around a corpse eating slowly, so as to savor the taste, are priceless.
The flaming finale shows real passion for the genre and the voodoo background never becomes boring.
This is one of my favorite Fulci flicks, I also harbor affection for THE BEYOND and GATES OF HELL. both films rich in atmosphere.
In the end despite its flaws like the bad dubbing and a few slow spots the film more than makes up for it with great atmosphere and delivering the gory goods which is what counts in these kind of films