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Shambling along like a good'un,
This review is from: The Dead [DVD] (DVD)
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The Dead is a shambling zombie flick, and I have to say it is a welcome return to the shambling zombie. Whilst peril is certainly higher within the running zombie/infected genres there is a tension in the inexorable creep of the undead masses and this flick does not disappoint in that department.
The zombies are mindless barrels of appetite, reacting to stimuli (sight or sound) and shuffling their way towards the target. The targets, in this case, are American engineer Brian Murphy (Rob Freeman) - a man who failed to make the evacuation out of zombie plagued Africa when his plane went down - and local soldier Daniel Dembele (Prince David Osei). Okay, some of the acting is less than brilliant... but it's a zombie flick and I have seen much worse, believe me. The main star of the film, however, is the location, By moving the zombie apocalypse out of the normal city based locale and placing it in the African plains the film achieves a notable distinction to its rivals.
In the end, if you want a shambling zombie film then it is worth your time, you know what you are going to get and you get it in a setting unusual for the genre and rather beautiful. The only complaint would be the final scenes, where the filmmakers seemed to fizzle out and not be sure what they wanted to do. So, why only three stars? Because you are getting a shambling zombie film, it won't redefine the genre, make you wonder about the meaning of life or move you to tears or laughter. It will, however, make for an evening of zombie entertainment.