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10 September 2003 @ 10:59 pm
Dawn of the Dead  
Just finished watching Dawn of the Dead.
Not nearly as good as Night of the Living Dead, but still quite enjoyable.
Apart from the very poor zombie make-up (read: blue paint), and the plot-holes you could drive a truck through, it wa quite an enjoyable watch.

If zombies are strong enough to rip through living skin with teeth, and even bare hands, why can you just push them over?
Why does zombie behaviour seem to oscillate between heading directly for the nearest human flesh and trying to emulate behaviour from when they were living? Sometimes even when a living human was nearby you see zombies fiddling with telephones or whatever.
If the zombies are able to walk around because they are fueled by eating human flesh (as is postulated by a scientist in the film) why don't they eventually stop walking? These zombies spend most of their time not eating, yet seem to potter around 24/7. These zombies are perpetual motion machines!
But the biggest bugbear for me was the "professional army" at the end. How is it that these guys who are so obviously stupid and reckless have managed to survive so long? Especially the ones that leap into the fray armed with nothing more than a mallet or a sword. Surely they would have encountered battles like this before, if they had been travelling the country-side looting indiscriminately, so why did they lose so many people in this battle and not before?
Anyway, it really was a pretty cool movie, but it just didn't have the same intensity, nor the brilliant ending of the first installment. I'll have to go get Day of the Dead now.
 
 
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Nerdgirlnerdgirl on September 10th, 2003 04:05 pm (UTC)
Night of the Living Dead still freaks me out even though its real low budget. I am constantly screaming at the television for the people to do certain thing. "Get away from the window, dumbass!" "The keys are on the hook in the basement!!!" heh
Robet Éivaayvah on September 11th, 2003 04:52 pm (UTC)
Irrelevence
I know this isn't where you want me to ask this, but somehow I got the idea that this is a more informal way of asking...

Have you watched Wings of Honneamise yet? You like?
Jacobyak_boy on September 11th, 2003 06:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Irrelevence
You can ask wherever you like, I don't care.
No, I haven't watched it.
Mainly because I forgot I had it, and only just rediscovered it in the bottom of my backpack.
Sorry.
I'll watch it sometime this weekend.
Maybe my brother will want to watch it, he's very into Japanimation, Manga, Anime, whatever you want to call it.
Robet Éivaayvah on September 11th, 2003 08:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Irrelevence
Yeah. I had a feeling that you might need reminding.

Just as long as it doesn't become lost and forgotten PERMANENTLY....
Jacobyak_boy on September 11th, 2003 08:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Irrelevence
No, no. I just hadn't taken it out of my bag.
It is now on the coffee table near the DVD player and will be watched this weekend.
Robet Éivaayvah on September 11th, 2003 09:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Irrelevence
That's fine.

This anime is pretty different to most of the stuff they show in the Western world.

That's why I was planning to show it to Paul. I was hoping it'd just get him away from the violent/pornographic/childish view of anime.