In the land of the free, and the home of the Undead

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zombie landZombies in my back yard? I don’t think so. But for the survivors of Zombieland, they aren’t so lucky.

Zombieland, starring Woody Harrelson and some other people that aren’t Woody Harrelson or have penis slang for names, is the story about a world overrun by the undead. Sounds like my kind of party! A group of survivors band together in order to…well survive more.

From the trailer this movie looks like action comedy with some slapstick humor mixed with violence of the best kind. The trailer has a very Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy feel to it with the way the narrator tells things. Lots of people will nit-pick this movie, “The zombies aren’t realistic enough” or “I don’t like when they make zombies humorous” but when dead things are coming back to life there are only so many ways you can take it.

Running Zombies will be a major gripe. Romero made his zombies slow, and it worked. It still works on some levels. Slow zombies are a near unstoppable force. You can out run them, shoot them, set them on fire, but they will continue to shamble after you. That is until enough of them manage to corner you and make you one of them.

Fast zombies can work as well. For the current movie going audience, a slow lumbering dead thing isn’t very threatening. If you make that dead thing fast, and put about 10 of them after you then you’re more scared. Kind of a more bang for your buck type deal.

As for Zombie realism…those two words should never be said together again. In the event of an actual viral infection that turns people into a zombie like creature, we will probably see the Rage infected type from 28 Days/Weeks later. That seems the more realistic approach when it comes to a zombie situation.

I love zombies and anything zombie related. So I for one can’t wait to see this, along with a number of zombie movies, games and other media that are coming down the pipes.

Shock till you Drop has a high res teaser poster for Zombieland.

Source for poster: Shock till you Drop

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One Response to “In the land of the free, and the home of the Undead”

  1. Corey Caudill Says:

    Slow zombies suck Nick, it’s 2009. Update. Haha.

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