epiphany_maria (epiphany_maria) wrote,

Movie Review: Day of the Dead (1985)

A small enclave of scientists, civilians and soldiers survive on a military base in this third entry in George Romero’s dead saga. They can’t locate any other survivors, zombies loom and the survivors have turned into aggressive idiots due to the exhaustion and stress. The worst of the lot is the unpleasant Captain Rhodes.

The zombies are learning and are being experimented on, a whiny idiot whines, there is bad acting and a mad scientist is maniacal. Everyone is OTT aggressively hostile in the soul destroying situation. Everyone shouts. Bub the zombie lurks, he was the precursor of Big Daddy in 2005‘s ‘Land of the Dead'. Everyone is mad and uncouth and naturally things fall apart. This unrelenting nihilism was mediocre. As the zombies overrun the base, you notice how clean their clothes are. The original ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and the ‘Dawn of the Dead’ remake are far better even if they didn’t have a zombie clown in them.

Best Lines:
“There’s nobody.”

“There isn’t anyone else. We’re it.”

“Can’t we just get along?”

“Look here woman!”

“You want me to salute that pile of walking pus?”

“Choke on em! Choke on em!”
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