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Even Surviving the Dead was an Improvement Over This One
on November 8, 2017
This was a big disappointment after the bizarrely underrated Land of Dead (which I feel is one of his best). I believe Romero was trying to go back to a more stripped down production, which is fine. What isn't fine is the complete lack of empathy or regard I feel toward any of the characters. I couldn't care if they lived or died, and I don't remember that about the zombie films before. There was always at least someone (or some situation, like in Day of the Dead) that I could relate to. Plus, in the movies before you had some deeper allegory going, that seems to be completely non-extistent for this film (one of the most devastatingly daunting things ABOUT this film, in fact).
Even Surviving the Dead (an overall just "good" movie, but certainly better than this) had some depth to it with the warring factions, the setting was a bit more imaginative, etc. This runs through more like an independent film with a decent budget for effects. The music is okay.
The worse Romero zombie film imo. There are practically no budget zombie films with no name directors that are way better than this.