Monday, January 24, 2011
Review: Survival of the Dead (2009)
Some family feuds never die, some die but just don't stay dead, specially when it involves Zombies...
Leave it to George Romero to deliver another powerful thought provoking tale of horror, this movie follows a team of renegade soldiers escaping fleeing the zombie apocalypse only to end up in the middle of a family feud between the O'Flynns and the Muldoon, two big families with very different views on how to deal with the clan members that have died and been reanimated, the leader of the O'Flynns beleives that they are an abomination and need to be out down, while Pater Muldoon prefers to adhere to this bloggers idea that "Zombies were people too!!!" (at least as it pertains to his kinfolk) keeping them in chains or in a stable in the hopes that someday someone might find and a cure, or they can at least teach the zombies to feed on something other than humans.
This is definitely a movie to watch, it has the inventive gore that you come to expect from a modern zombie flick, intelligent survivors who are prepared for the threat ahead, but what is most important to me is that the movie posts moral questions that leave you thinking, I know that thinking is a very dangerous pastime but sometimes it's inevitable.
In synthesis, this movie is well put together, believably acted, and has a good serving of gore for those who are just in it for the thrill of it.
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