I went into this with low expectations, however, the movie was great, and exceeded those expectations. Romero once again proved that he's the father of survival horror, and to paraphrase Wu Tang, I felt like he screamed on my ass like my dad. Romero does what I like the most about survival horror, or at least what I think works the best about it. It isn't the horror of the threat facing the survivors, it's the horror of the way that the survivors treat eachother, and in that aspect, Romero succeeded beyond capability.
Where as in Night he was fighting racism and predjudice, in Dawn, he was lampooning consumerism, in Day he was talking about cold war arms race escalation, and penultimately he dealt with the growing problems with class.
This is different, this is a full scale assault on apathy, mainstream media, healthcare, the current administration, and the growing problem of a soulless nation. The final line of the film "Are we really worth saving" is something that resonates loudly thoughout the action of the film. The idea of killing family is dealt with, the people trying to hold on, and put down like traitors for not doing their civic duty. Perhaps it was foolhardy of them, but beyond that he delves into something deeper, more sinister, what is the difference between us and the zombies, at what point to we even claim our humanity as something noble. Perhaps it's in this, it isn't the ramblings of some old man who has seen the decline of humanity, it's that we are being conditioned to handle something like this, and because of that, we're doomed no matter who wins. Romero made a great film that isn't so much a horror film but more an essay of philosophical fiction. Putting down postmodernism in it's tracks by saying is this what we identify with, the running gag, when it clearly isn't supposed to be funny, and documents it as it is, an excuse. Harrowing and rewarding, I am starting to see why it got such bad press, it takes the voice of the contrary to acheive what this film does, but oh, what contrair does to the fuel of what was being said burns it, and for the voices for it complete, you have to bury it. This is Romero's Citizen Cain (spelling is intended, I know it's Kane.)
Also, I don't think that I buy into it that it was supposed to be about technology being bad, it was about the return to primal states. Look at the point in which the survivors pick weapons, after they've had to kill friends, lovers, and family.
Anyways, I highly recommend this movie.