Dance of the Dead
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Dance of the Dead however is as flawed as it is entertaining and quite honestly not everything works here. There are moments where it's too over the top and seems too forced, but other times certain aspects work and it's highly enjoyable. Despite any flaws in my opinion Dance of the Dead has far more good going for than against it. Think of this movie as a John Hughes movie meets Night of the Living Dead or more like The Return of the Living Dead since Dance of the Dead has a lot more of Return of the Living Dead rather than Night of the Living Dead. Dance of the Dead starts off as more of a teen comedy and like I said something in the style of John Hughes, but than the horror kicks in and it becomes something like a John Hughes movie that meets a zombie flick.
The screenplay written by Joe Ballarini and overall it was quite well done, but not everything he does works well. As stated there are moments that are too over the top and moments that seem a bit forced as if Joe Ballarini was trying a bit too hard. But once the middle sections come his script while already good gets better. The characters aren't the best developed characters we've ever come across, but most of them are likeable.Read more ›
I recommend this movie highly to newcomers and aficionados of the genre.
Two green, twitching, decaying thumbs up!
1) ACTING: I found the acting to be very well done. While the characters were the usual high school stereotypes that we have all come to know, each actor took their role and made everything that could be done out of it, without going over the top and becoming a caricature. And, luckily, none of the teen actors look like they are in their 30's.
2) PRODUCTION: After viewing a number of less than stellar zombie movies, I am happy to state that the people involved in the production of this movie knew what they were doing and show a love for genre. No soundtrack or lighting issues. A couple of very minor continuity goofs appear, but most likely will not be an issue to the general viewer. The zombie make up is really good, with some of the lesser made up zombies relegated to the dark and to the background. The blood and gore is plentiful and usually surrounded by humor.
3) ZOMBIES: The zombies in Dance of the Dead are a mixture of many different kinds that we have seen in various movies and a few new ones. We have the slow Romero shamblers, the fast moving Snyder runners, and ones that can still drive cars!
4) THE CAUSE: nuclear power plant emissions.
5) NUDITY: None.
FINAL: What a wonderful, fun movie! I was disappointed that this did not go to theaters nationwide, as I think, as Shaun of the Dead has proven, "zomedies" do work, when done correctly. Think of this movie as a collaboration between the zombie master, George Romero, and the teen movie master, John Hughes. I can't wait to see what comes next from the creators of this movie. This is one Dance everyone should attend!
RATING: 4.5 out of 5
There's humor aplenty and sometimes it works. Most of the characters are borderline obnoxious, some are just bland. The teachers are all played with far too much exaggeration. It makes it seem as if they are in a loony bin rather than a high school. But the zombie action is exceptional. There is that to look forward to. This one definitely goes into my collection of zombie flicks.
I was wrong. So very, very wrong. This was by far one of the best zombie movies I've ever seen, you get what you are expecting and/or hoping for and then a whole lot more. I was lost for words when the zombies exploded from their graves. The humorous moments our cast finds themselves in, the biting one liners- it was funny, it was gross, it was grossly funny. I recommend this to anyone as the perfect date movie (I watched parts of it from behind my sweater so you know it has to be good!)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I rented the movie years ago and like the premise and plot, it is a good flick.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love this movie so much!! If you're looking for Oscar worthy acting, this may not be for you. I think their acting is just the right amount of frightened and confident. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Irma
Exactly as described! Fast shipping! Thank you! Btw. Sorry I didn't write this sooner!Published 13 months ago by Chanel Harris
Woefully underrated, funny and entertaining. If you're tired of watching the endless parade of zombie films that have nothing new to offer, I suggest watching this right away. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Justin
Bad acting, bad dialog, is this supposed to be funny, I'm not sure, all so-called attempts fell flat, Zombies are at his car door and he says "there goes the neighborhood"? Read morePublished 14 months ago by Russell S
Great fun, teen zombie flick! Acting pretty decent for the type of movie, John Hughes feel with zombie movie fun. I'd say it's worth a few or purchase.Published 14 months ago by Wayne Borski