Land of the Dead (2005)

Written and directed by George A. Romero.  Starring Simon Baker, Asia Argento, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Robert Joy and Eugene Clark.

Plot: the dead are really beginning to learn now and that’s not good for anyone, but especially not Dennis Hopper and his rich bitch tower city

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In this dead movie, Dennis Hopper and the other “wealthy” people believe they’ve got it made.  They live in a tower that has restaurants and shopping and everything they could ever need.  Outside that tower city however, people are starving to death, getting easily curable diseases, etc. and the tower ignores it.  It’s not happening to them after all.  Still, there are zombies to worry about, but the tower city has that covered, too, doesn’t it?  It’s fortified and there are soldiers on the outskirts.  But what happens when the dead get tired of being, well, “dead”?

This movie is smart, stylish and politically charged.  The cool people live.  The bastards die.  All goes right for once.  And there’s symbolism to boot.  Also, there’s some great kills, some great cameos (Simon Pegg, Tom Savini, etc.) and there’s “Big Daddy”, the zombie who leads the mutiny.  The zombie you actually start to feel for.

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Plus, and this cannot be said enough, all the zombies coming out of the river together is arguably one of the most iconic zombie scenes ever.

We love this movie!

My score: 96.  DJ’s score: 89.

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