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This review is from: World of the Dead: Zombie Diaries 2 [DVD] (DVD)I'm a huge zombie film fan, having watched all the classics, new breed and B-movies.
This film is a B-movie, but it's not even a good one.
The story is unoriginal by zombie film standards, the zombies are not even remotely scary - they are' slow, even when trying to grab the survivors. The make-up artists have failed miserably to show any sign of death and decay. All that is apparent is some fake blood.
The actors weren't bad, but I have to' say that the so-called soldiers make many pathetic mistakes. Like not securing areas, turning their backs on zombies, being quiet, sneaking up for stealth kills then shouting (!?).
Not to mention starting a campfire in the middle of trees in a field, in pitch black with only 1 as look-out while they all sit talking. The list goes on.
The bandits were scarier than the zombies. Even they were a joke.
Put it this way, my girlfriend is scared very very easily - after watching horrors, she won't go anywhere in the house without me escorting her. But even she admitted that the film wasn't scary - and that the bandits were more of a worry than the zombies.
To be honest, we couldn't wait for the film to finish!
My advice is, even if you are obsessed with zombie films like me - DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!
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Initial post: 18 Oct 2011 14:27:41 BDT
I was going to buy this, but saw your comment...
Can I ask what Zombie films you would recommend?
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Oct 2011 00:02:30 BDT
Darren Selley says:
If it's newer stuff you're after, I'd recommend Dawn Of The Dead (remake) and Land Of The Dead. As for the older stuff, you can't beat the original Dawn Of The Dead (Director's Cut) and Day Of The Dead.
If you haven't seen 28 Days later and 28 Weeks Later, they will satisfy the need for gore, albeit with a slightly different take on the genre.
There are way too many crap zombie films out there - a word of advice, the ones with great reviews? Make sure you've heard of the magazines or websites that the reviewers are from...!
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