Saturday, June 26, 2010

Survival of the Dead Reviewed at The Cinematheque

Before going on, I must first admit to an unnatural (but wholly rational I tell you!) fear of zombies.  Forget vampires and werewolves and chainsaw-weilding maniacs.  Forget giant lizard like things burning up Tokyo, it is the undead, more than any other movie monster (as it were), that scare the living bejeezus out of me.  Don't know why (perhaps it is the fact that with most movie monsters, they can be stopped by daylight, but with the walking dead they just keep coming and coming and coming and...well you know) and don't care why.  I just know it is true and that is my (some may say ridiculous) burden to bear.

Anyhoo... my newest review is on George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead (the sixth in the 42 year old series!) and (ir)rational fear aside, the movie just isn't that good.  It's not terrible (as it could have easily been) but it is certainly not very good either.  The weakest of the set, Survival does have its moments (including the hottest undead chick this side of never!? - yeah, I said it!) but not near enough to claim a seat in the class with Romero's first four ...of the Dead series (number five, Diary of the Dead, though better than most give it credit for, falls short as well).  The worst (or best) part is that the film never scared me.  The admitted zombiephobe!  Not scared!?  What worse of a criticism for such a movie could there be!?


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Hi Kevyn,

On behalf of Magnolia Pictures / Magnet and the movie’s producers and director, many thanks for plugging George A. Romero’s "Survival of the Dead" ... .. thanks also, on behalf of the distributors and producers, for not posting links to any pirate copies of “Survival of the Dead" on this site... .. and if you / your readers want good quality, non-pirated, previews, then the official, red-band trailer is available for fans and bloggers to post / host / share etc via the official site at www.magnetreleasing.com/survivalofthedead ... .. for further details of on-line promotions for this movie and Magnolia / Magnet releases generally, check-out www.magpictures.com and their official YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/MagnoliaPictures, along with IGN’s entry for the movie at http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/142/14286833.html.

Thanks again for your plug.

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WEB SHERIFF

Kevyn Knox said...

Thank you and you have no worries about piracy - I would never promote that.