Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Survival Of The Dead

Survival Of The Dead
Survival Of The Dead is George Romero's sixth zombie film, following Night Of The Living Dead, Dawn Of The Dead, Day Of The Dead, Land Of The Dead, and Diary Of The Dead. While the first two films in the series remain horror classics, the others have been relatively disappointing. Survival Of The Dead is perhaps the worst in the series, with unthreatening zombies and a scenario more reminiscent of a western than a horror film.

[Warning: plot spoilers.] What's the point of the million dollars, except as a set-up for a potential sequel? Why does the twin sister appear out of the blue, for an inconsequential emotional reconciliation? Why is the zombie horse-rider initially smarter than other zombies, and why does she suddenly lose her sentience? And what, if any, socio-political comment is Romero making this time?

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