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George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great film -

    Way better than Land of the Dead. Intelligent, in some spots outrageously funny - if this turns out to be Romero's last say on the subject, this film caps the series nicely. Don't listen to the haters who say this film sucks - this is George getting the chance to document the initial outbreak in the way it should have been done to begin with.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Why, George, why?!

    George Romero has made his fair share of flops in his time, but this is above and beyond the call of duty in terms of sheer awfultude. How this could have come from the man who spawned not only the classics "Night of the Living Dead" and "Dawn of the Dead" as well, but even the lesser two films is mind boggling. Upon first hearing of Diary.., I foresaw a film shot on the cheap by an old master who knew how to make cheap work for him. Instead, it looks a bit more budget heavy than it should, and it actually detracts from the picture, which purports to be a sort of fake-documentary like many recent "reality" type films. What Romero has failed to realize is that in order to sustain believability, you must have respect for the audience and at least somewhat believable acting to carry the "story", for which this film has neither. At all. The actor's here emote in gloriously bad fashion, spouting terrible dialogue while a droll narrator extolls voiceovers that pound Romero's juvenile, half-baked ideas about society into the viewers skulls with all the subtle delicacy of an elephant gun. The zombies are few and far between, and there is no sense of atmosphere at all, just a hollow wish to end the film quickly. Moments of awkwardly inserted comic relief offer no respite from this dull ride. At one particularly terrible moment when a character, who is Texan, pummels a zombie, espouses the old chestnut "Don't mess with Texas!", and storms out of the scene as a banjo rendition of "The Heart of Texas" blares on the soundtrack, I completely gave up on trying to find anything to like about this film. In my opinion, the only redeemable thing about Diary of the Dead is the poster art, which isn't even that great! avoid Avoid AVOID!

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