Romero brings the walkers back for a fourth time, but with a tasty new twist--they aren't as dumb as they used to be. And worse yet, they've stumbled upon some ammo. But the upper-crust think they're now safe in their walled-in super tower until a renegade supplies runner, who's living among the poverty-plagued street people and angry because the elite won't invite him in, threatens their comfy confines. Compelling statement about societal classes embedded within usual gore.
They Shoot Zombies Don't They? Turk182 at 2008-06-11 17:20:40
Let me start this by saying, that I'm a huge fan of George Romero's zombie movies. In their day, they were clever morality plays about the current human condition. But, somewhere along the way, Romero decided to infuse more gore, violence, and action into his version of the undead (presumably to keep in touch with today's audiences?) and also succumbed to the same self-plagiarizing that plagued George Lucas throughout during the three Star Wars prequels. This movie isn't awful, but it isn?t nearly as good as it could have been. The acting and characters are fitting for a zombie film and the premise is exceptional, but the social commentary (the hallmark of these films) is just too heavy-handed (rich people die at the hands of working-class zombies) and clumsy. We get it! Greed is not good. Enough already! What played as biting social commentary in the 1980s now seems like a desperate grasp at former glory.