Land of the Dead
The dead are back in this final installment in the George Romero’s classic Living Dead Franchise.
Due to the growing popularity of the zombie apocalypse genre, Land of the Dead was made with a much higher budget and with bigger name stars than the movie’s predecessors. Land of the Dead also took a lot of verbal lashing from horror movie fundamentalist due to this larger production value.
Personally, for me, this was the movie that I wanted to see. It was the conclusion that I expected for the Undead tapestry Romero had woven in his head for us.
What’s Land of the Dead About
Many years have gone by since the initial outbreak occurred in Night of the Living Dead. Civilized humanity now lives behind giant walls in cities that are controlled by crime lords and other people with power. Those who have, make the rules… and live.
This story is an interesting combination of man’s fight against nature and fights against the corrupt society that they build for themselves. Another interesting aspect of this movie is that we start to see further steps in the evolution of zombie thinking. The evolution started in Day of the Dead with bud and moves on to a potentially fully armed rebellion.
I loved this movie, but of course, it had been so long since George Romero had made a zombie film, at least one that wasn’t found footage, that I was ready to suck up and enjoy just about anything.