Cast Members of Note- Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe, Alan Van Sprang, and a bunch of other Irish people named O'Shea and Flannery. Directed by- George Romero
SOTD is the newest entry in George Romero's Dead Series. This time around we have a group of misfit soldiers gone AWOL that need a place to hide out, who happen to learn via the Internet (?!?) that there's an island waiting just for them, to keep them safe and sound from the Zombie Apocalypse and the dangers of an impending court-marshal
|I'd rather face the court marshal.|
|Aren't zombie kids cute? Apparently they're trainable too...|
|What a great shot of zombies dueling. Who knew they could duel?|
I love George Romero. He seems like a cool guy, he doesn't take anyone's shit, and he's made some all-time Classic Horror movies... what's not to love? There's a part of me though, that wishes he would just give us an all out zombie bloodbath of a movie, and stop trying to be topical. It's not really maverick filmmaking anymore like it was in the 60's, 70's, or even the 80's, because today's audience "already knows" everything, and to me it feels like preaching that falls on deaf ears.
Also, I have to say that this movie's hero, played by Alan Van Sprang, is nowhere near as bad-ass as his character on The Tudors (Showtime.) He's awesome on that show, and not just because the eye patch looks cool. While we're on the subject, King Henry VIII had some issues. Just sayin'.
|Van Sprang as the one-eyed assassin. Coolness.|
|Tim McGraw goes in for the zombie kiss.|
Romero has never been known for making boob-filled sex romps anyhow, so it's nothing we expected anyhow
George Romero is not making the best zombie movies around anymore. Also, rehabilitation is bullshit. Pedo's, rapists, rabid dogs, zombies... just put them down and move on.
Diary of the Dead, but not as good as Land of the Dead (which I can't help but watch every time it's on cable), SOTD is a decent watch that should (might) satisfy most zombie lovers out there. It was a little on the campy side of things for me, as I prefer my zombie movies either creepy and gory, or funny, not both. Still, it felt mostly like a Romero movie, and although it's only the 5th best of the series (of 6), it's worth a watch.