Sept. 21, 2007, 2:47 a.m. CST
by duct tape wallet
Sept. 21, 2007, 2:49 a.m. CST
by duct tape wallet
to actually read Harry's pearls of wisdom...
Sept. 21, 2007, 2:56 a.m. CST
by duct tape wallet
I'll have to give it a look.
Sept. 21, 2007, 3:04 a.m. CST
he handles that shite like were all fucking 5 years old. The dude made a few good horror movies ages ago which have dated worse than my fucking granny (shes 80 and looks like shes been dead for a 100years) he got lucky with some social commentary in his early movies which i think came about more due to circumstance than being actually planned, and all you fanboys jumped on it and continue to use it as a way to keep his movies alive. The dawn remake pissed all over his movie, 28days/weeks although not a zombie movie made Land look like a bad sci-fi channel movie (anyone that likes that movie and loves zombies needs a fucking headshot, heck even resident evil 1 blew land away, nah the dudes lost it and he better not fucking ruin it for any in production zombie movies, and why the fuck is he even writing these things when there are so many great zombie books/comics out there that are screaming to be made into a movie, fuck i've at least 10books id love to see put on film that piss all over his previous movies.. George time to retire mate and just accept the love from the diehards like harry.
Sept. 21, 2007, 3:09 a.m. CST
cause your review read like someone who wants to have Romero babies and like some battered housewife wont hear no wrong said against her man
Sept. 21, 2007, 3:10 a.m. CST
by Andy Warhol Jr
Sept. 21, 2007, 3:14 a.m. CST
I thought this movie was a bold departure and yet properly familiar when compared to older Romero flicks. I liked it quite a bit, moreso than any of my buddies, which makes me think that I need to watch it again, when George Romero, nice and funny as ever, isn't in the house coloring my views. On the other hand, it just makes me think my buddies are douchebags and that this movie is as good as I felt while viewing it.
Sept. 21, 2007, 3:27 a.m. CST
Ill still respect George for doing this.Land of the Dead to me wasnt as bad as most make it out to be,but it was different then the others and thats all I want,something different.I dont want to see dudes in a mall again,or in a bunker,or trapped in a house,i want soemthing different in ever romero zombie flick...even if it turns out to not be as good as the others.
Sept. 21, 2007, 3:30 a.m. CST
First you seem to say that it is ok that the characters are "cliche" but then immediately after you attempt to explain why they are NOT cliche. I'm not sure which it is. I'm not saying you are wrong per se in your observance of the college kid cliche, I was in college not too long ago and I can tell you outright 90% of the kids on campus were cliches. Were they bad people because of that, no. But they also weren't the least bit interesting. SO while Romero may be telling reality like it is in his portrayal of these kids, he also may be making a very weak dramatic choice by making them the main characters. Cause not one person in that 90th percentile would I want to see portrayed as a main character in a film. This might be Quint's problem. Now when you get into the deeper subtext of the characters I gotta say it sounds a little bit like you are reaching. You have a tendency in reviews to project people from your life experience in to the characters onscreen that frankly don't deserve it. I mean your description of the college professor is in fact really CLICHE. That could be any college professor ever represented in the history of cinema that you just described. The same goes for the girl that panics, you could make that same faux argument about nay horror movie bimbo ever. "She's in over her head and just wants to get back to her parents."? C'mon Harry that's a bit general. With that logic the movie Touristas now has a whole new character breakdown. As for the documentarian, you seem to be directly projecting yourself into that role. Taking something that may barely be apparent in the character onscreen and inserting your own lifetime worth of angst into it. The fact that it is so easy for you to plug you're own life observances into these characters almost makes me think that they are too hollow to exist in their own right. Considering you didn't so much describe what you saw, so much as what you gleamed and elaborated from what little you saw.
Sept. 21, 2007, 3:45 a.m. CST
Cliche characters often hide their sublties, but if you OBSERVE them, when played by actors that have more going on that the cliches they're playing - you pick up nuance and variances. That's what I've noted about the characters in DIARY OF THE DEAD. Romero is attempting a realistic approach here and as a result - these characters may not think or act the way I do.... but the world these cliches are having to deal with is compeling, as are their situations and the numbness that goes with that. <BR><BR>The numbness of just having to move forward because that's what everyone else is doing. That herd mentality is played out. <BR><BR>Romero's films have always been about one's interpretations of what you have seen. Many in the mainstream label his films trash. While geeks like us love them. Are they loaded with A-list actors? By no means, rather - Romero finds actors that are naturalistically the characters he needs to tell his story. I for one, love that I don't know any of these actors or actresses.... it lends to the believability that they're dead, dying, hopeless or tragically hopeful.
Sept. 21, 2007, 3:58 a.m. CST
I couldn't fairly argue further until I saw the movie. I just thought it was a something worth examining since I'm still trying to suss out my own expectations and Quints review seemed to confirm some fears of mine. That and I didn't like Land of the Dead in the least. I do wish more directors would use knoknown actors though.
Sept. 21, 2007, 3:58 a.m. CST
how much do these fukkers pay you? do you just live in a happy world where every movie you see is amazing and nothing seems to suck.......
Sept. 21, 2007, 4:14 a.m. CST
it's just that Harry doesn't seem to review films he doesn't like any more. When there's silence from the Ginger one, that's when you know he thinks the film sucks, assuming he's seen it.
Sept. 21, 2007, 4:17 a.m. CST
I was going to post the following about Varietys confirmation .......... Ahem! Fucking Stupid Idea Thats all I have to say about rushing this into production, let Nolan finish his Batman films and Let Singer do another Superman, than take a run at this! It's going to be a huge dis-service to all the characters big and small, and it's going to be a nightmare when my kids start bugging me for 2 sets of Batman toys next christmas!! And for the record I will be seing Diary of the Dead as it sounds great, story..End of!
Sept. 21, 2007, 4:22 a.m. CST
by Mister Man
And, a major jump-the-shark moment for AICN. It has been a great ten years, but I think it's time for cancellation.
Sept. 21, 2007, 5:24 a.m. CST
I hope you're right. I probably won't get a chance to see this for a long time, but I'm really excited about it.
Sept. 21, 2007, 5:46 a.m. CST
Darfur is a subject that has been avoided by all the candidates running for office in 08, and they should say what they are going to do about it. It keeps being overshadowed by Iraq, even though the loss of life in Iraq is far less than in Darfur. The most credible estimate is that just over 80K civilians have died in Iraq, whereas the conservative estimate of the death toll in Darfur is that 300K have died there. I think part of the problem with this disproportionate concern is from the presence of US troops attracting the attention of the world media, plus also the bogus Lancet total that exaggerated the Iraqi death toll by a factor of ten. I hope you weren't feeling depressed because you were taking that phony number seriously. Even though thousands of Iraqis have died in the ethnic violence, and to be sure it is a staggering figure, the UN estimated that the worst year of the civil conflict by far was 2006 in which 34K died, still that is nowhere near the zillions estimated by the Lancet. The Lancet number is really just not possible, if you don't want to take my word on that then just check out the website for Iraqi Body Count, they are completely anti-Iraq war but have come up with a devestating critique of the Lancet number, with many examples supporting their point that Les Roberts' total doesn't make sense. The complexity of overseas conflicts is perhaps the reason that people find comfort in the simplicity of "news" like OJ and Britney. Celebrity news is transparent, hard news is murky and takes effort to analyze, that's why they call it hard news. Anyway, I'm glad to hear you liked Diary OTD more than Quint, I recall he was undeservedly hard on DOTD 2004 also. Based on the trailer this should be great, better than LOTD, perhaps Romero works best on a limited budget.
Sept. 21, 2007, 5:47 a.m. CST
I seem to recall that about a year ago or so, Harry and someone posting a chat on the site where Harry argued that the concept of the movie was good and he had faith the movie had promise. From that point I knew that he'd love this movie.
Sept. 21, 2007, 5:55 a.m. CST
Missed you 'round these parts.
Sept. 21, 2007, 6:05 a.m. CST
Although frankly I would be first in line to see a Romero zombie film, no matter what negative things anyone said about it, I would obviously prefer to see as good a Romero zombie film as possible.
Sept. 21, 2007, 6:05 a.m. CST
I thought that was a well constructed and very creepy film with a few whacked out characters. It reminded me of World war Z in the fact that they jumped to different groups of people documenting the outbreak and for a low budget film, some great effects!! We had the Zombie walk here in London for it. Great fun!! I have yet to see Diary of the Dead but am looking forward to it.
Sept. 21, 2007, 6:09 a.m. CST
the polarising views of 2 members of the same fraternity, now we as readers have to see this movie else how could we ever form our own opinion or join a side in the debate. Bravo to you Harry!
Sept. 21, 2007, 6:12 a.m. CST
Harry thinks the Black Pearl is today's Millenium Falcon.
Sept. 21, 2007, 6:19 a.m. CST
i mean seriously, how in the hell can anyone find anything to like in that piece of shite, the acting? abysmal, the story? childish bollocks, the direction? total tv movie crap... fuck me i hated that film.. was so hyped about a proper zombie movie and a romero zombie movie at that and i ended up walkin out of the movies. Its one of the only films I've ever walked out of, and i love me my zombies, i read everything about them and wonder when someone will pick up Down the Road, Autum series, world war z, Plague of the Dead etc and make those into movies although the latter 2 would require enormous budgets and seeing as this film sounds as bad as LOTD we can probably kiss goodbye to any future zombie movies being made, but I'll still go and see this in the theater just to support the genre and hopefully its a bit better than land, but then again that shouldn't be to hard.
Sept. 21, 2007, 6:22 a.m. CST
Quint is a cock. We know that. We know his opinion is worth s**t. Harry however DOES have a taste and I respect his opinions, so if he says go see this, I'll be there.
Sept. 21, 2007, 6:26 a.m. CST
You sound like you're frothing at the mouth. <p> I absolutely flat-out loved Land of the Dead. I didn't "think it was okay," I'm not here to say "you know, it wasn't ALL bad..." No, I fucking LOVED it. It was a really cool movie, and it doesn't need any excuses made for it.<p> Land of the Dead was an exciting, old-school zombie flick, as only Romero could have brought us, and it was a hell of a good time. It was thought-provoking, gruesome, and strange in unexpected ways. <p>Not an exaggeration: one of the best theater-going experiences I've had (although admittedly the theater itself played a part in that).
Sept. 21, 2007, 6:34 a.m. CST
and coming off like some sort of zombie loving mad lunatic...*slaps himself, but seriously as for your love for Land of the Dead, well mate your at the polar opposite to how i feel about it and theres no point arguing the points back and forth because you'll be wrong on all levels ;-) all i will say mind, is... "fucking thinking zombies" nuff said.
Sept. 21, 2007, 6:46 a.m. CST
I think that LOTD was really disappointing...slow,boring,ugly and badly acted. I hope that DOTD is better.
Sept. 21, 2007, 7:06 a.m. CST
"Rather than dissect his review and point out several catty remarks I can make about his piece... I'm just going to give you my take." So if Quint had loved the movie you wouldn't have written your own review, Harry? Is that how you will use your voice here now, to correct thouse who dislikes the movies you like?
Sept. 21, 2007, 7:07 a.m. CST
Quint. I was there last night. Did you see the same movie I did? This film was awesome and the packed audience loved it as well. I love "DAWN" and "DAY", so I'm glad to have another Romero classic. Stay off the grass Quint.
Sept. 21, 2007, 7:13 a.m. CST
I would have been a bit more interested to see Romero's 'Diamond Dead' finally take flight. I'll most likely pick Diary up when it's out on dvd to add to my collection though.
Sept. 21, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST
by Lou Stools
..."zombie Armageddon. I think it's mostly unlikely." Funniest fucking thing I've ever read on this site. I bet Harry sleeps with Garlic around his neck to. That would explain the smell (?)
Sept. 21, 2007, 7:41 a.m. CST
After this, I can't wait to watch that movie!
Sept. 21, 2007, 7:48 a.m. CST
Seriously, what a bitchy review he posted. Doesn't matter if it ain't his brand of vodka, guy shouldn't be so damn crass.
Sept. 21, 2007, 8:05 a.m. CST
Was this film scored by Steve Jablonsky or Klaus Badelt?
Sept. 21, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST
good to see you've still got em in you. <P> as someone who's known quint since he was a child, you got any idea where this johnny-come-condescendingly attitude has come from in the past couple of years? his reviews didn't used to have the snide, self important edge they now have. calling george romero "a super sweet guy" before even calling him a good/important filmmaker...yeah we get it that you've met him, quint. earth is this way
Sept. 21, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST
Like the impartial review by harry. What a load of shit. Saw the film last night and it made me feel absolutely nothing. It didn't entertain, didn't make me question, didn't make me sympathise or empathise, fuck it didn't even scare me. A steaming pile of shit of a movie with awful acting and retarded dialogue. Stay home and maturbate to the original night of the living dead. A film with bollucks.
Sept. 21, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST
I'm not a fan of slow-moving zombies; I think the entire notion is ridiculous and not scary in the least. I think Romero's commentary on our culture is obvious to the point of being inane. Sure, his earlier work had some great underlying social commentary, but that was a long time ago. I tend to believe Quint more as far as this film is concerned. Harry tends to be overly positive towards films that cater to his inner geek child. There is nothing wrong with this, but as a viewer one should learn to discern each reviewer's tastes in films and then decide whether or not to take their word or not. For instance, I have no doubt in my mind that Quint is right on the money about this film having terrible acting and being filled with stereotypes. Harry's description of the characters sounded more like what was written in a character bible before the film as shot, than what is actually SHOWN in the film (by the actor's performances). In other words, it sounded like Harry was reading into the characters. I could be wrong, that’s just the impression I got.
Sept. 21, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST
by The Moseph
Harry, I gotta tell you...your review put my mind at ease. Ya know, I used to find that Quint and I shared the same opinion about a lot of movies, but of late it's become increasingly obvious that...well, we don't. It seems like he's gotten incredibly cynical over the last year. Maybe it's just me. Maybe he's always been that way and I just never noticed because I shared the opinion. Anyway, regardless...thanks for that review. Whatever fears I initially had about the concept of Diary of the Dead have been officially laid to rest. My later suspicions about it have been confirmed. Thanks, Harry! Let's hope and pray George makes more!
Sept. 21, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST
then makes a movie with zombies who can think and problem solve, which is a far dumber idea. what a fucking hypocrite.
Sept. 21, 2007, 11:01 a.m. CST
He is one of the many directors you have decided to love no matter how awful his movies are. Romero made a couple of really good movies but he has sucked for about 30 years. If he filmed somebody taking a 90 minute shit you would love it. When Eli Roth and Romero are double-teaming you which one gets the front and which gets the back?
Sept. 21, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST
by Lando Griffin
I concur wholeheartedly! It's like Romero saw 28 Days Later and the Dawn remake and got all butt hurt and decided to himself "I'll show those whippersnappers" then he proceeded to shit all over some filmstrip throw it up on a screen and call it Land of the Dead.</p>Oha nd I'll trust Quint's review over Harry's any day of the week. Fuck I will trust any of the regular contributors reviews over Harry's.....scratch that Mirajeff < Harry
Sept. 21, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST
I love zombie movies and the Romero films most of all. I'm eagerly anticipating Diary but if it comes down to choosing between Harry's review & Quint's, I'm sticking with Quint. Harry gets too invested in films that he likes and is too eager to overlook their flaws. Better to go into Diary with lowered expectations thanks to Quint's review than believe it's the 2nd coming of zombie cinema according to Harry.
Sept. 21, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST
Does harry ever give any film a BAD review! lol.
Sept. 21, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST
Night was awesome. Dawn was okay, mostly dull and the social commentary laughable. Day was just a bad movie. Land was enjoyable in a 'take your brain out and look at the pretty pictures' way. I'm not getting my hopes up for this...but it can't be any worse than Zombie Diaries - nothing short of a fucking atrocity. I would rather eat burnt ass hair than watch this steaming pile of shite again.
Sept. 21, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST
by future help
perhaps that is better than Romeros latest. (not bloody likely)
Sept. 21, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST
You should have started that off with that, Harry. No Quint-bashing is complete without that opening line.
Sept. 21, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST
First of all, How do you kill a zombie? You blow up its head where its BRAIN is. <p> Now that we have established that. What part of your body regulates every motion you make including running 50 miles an hour, climbing on ceilings, and jumping 5 stories in the air? The Brain. <p> Now ask yourself this question you drooling special helmet wearing morons. If everything in a Zombie is rotting and dead and the only part that seems to work is the brain (which controls all your senses and instinct) which zombies still have (unlike some of the TBers), in every film. <p> Now what is more likely, A zombie having his sense and instinct slowing ambling his decaying corpse around to eat brains and eventually after a period of years having a memory? or a supposedly undead corpse popping up from the grave and running 50 miles an hour, walking on ceilings, and jumping 5 stories in the air while hunting down humans like a goddamn rabid wolf? Exactly. <p> Now that I have put you in your damn place.... <p> Great review Harry, you don't just review to review. I personally like your snippets it gives us a peak inside that gingerdome. If I just wanted facts I could go somewhere else, I come here for news and reviews not just to bash every single topic on the front page cuz I have nothing better to do.. AICN is still rocking hard.
Sept. 21, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST
I like that opinions differ here. It makes for more interesting reading but I gotta get worried when Harr gets this defensive over a movie that's getting mixed reviews by a guy he loves who just dun a bit of a stinker previously! <P>I don't remember Quint ever sounding nuts in love with anything even when he relly likes something coz his reviews always sound more level headed or dare I say it dull but H's review didn't even talk about the Acting, gore, any killer scenes or any real meat at all and just sort of came across as a love letter excuse for other people not 'getting' Romero. I like Romero films they always contain way more ambition and ideas than your average movie even if certain stuff doesn't work for you and I don't think like some say They're meant to be too deep or political but always seem to be relevant and the internet and media ideas I've heard about Diary of the Dead sound at least interesting wheras Land of the Dead I don't think had a strong enough central idea or was it about megalomania or something or did I miss it. Will deffo have to watch Land again as I did enjoy bits but remember turning to my mate after it and just saying ''Oh well! never mind'' which aint what I first said about Day of the dead which was probably something along the lines of ''Fucking Hell that was the best film EVER!'' <P>Gotta Love George though the old scroats a Trooper!
Sept. 21, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST
Seriously, whats the big deal? Slow zombies incite a cold, lurking-horror type of fear, while fast zombies incite heart racing panic type of fear; both good. Slow Romero zombies are predicated on the fact that reanimated brain activity is low and scrambled, making it impossible for highly coordinated motorskills like running. All activities performed by romero zombies follow that logic. Movies with fast zombies never abide to that initial conceit, simple as that. Why is that a bad thing? It's just different.
Sept. 21, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST
Brain dead and slow, I buy that metaphor!
Sept. 21, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST
I love NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, DAWN OF THE DEAD, THE CRAZIES, CREEPSHOW, DIARY OF THE DEAD, MARTIN, KNIGHTRIDERS. I like LAND OF THE DEAD. However, I hate BRUISER, THE DARK HALF, MONKEY SHINES. Romero isn't infallible. That said, I love this latest film.
Sept. 21, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST
by future help
even zombies to begin with...(in the latest horror flicks) they are virus-infected freaks. so there.
Sept. 21, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST
Zombies wondering around suddenly learn how to work shit again? Give me a fucking break! their BRAINS ARE ROTTING! If anything they should get dumber. Their higher brain activity is gone. They only know one thing: eating other people. They are reduced to animals. In the Dawn remake they didnt run 50 mph are walk on ceilings. they just moved like a rabid human would if they didnt care about their own safety and had adrenaline pumping through their veins.
Sept. 21, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST
just pointing out Romero's hypocracy...
Sept. 21, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST
Lady in the Water. His opinion counts for nothing anymore.
Sept. 21, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST
...general consensus shifted to Land of the Dead being a piece o shite. Am I wrong in remembering the wave of good will this thing arrived on? And the fact that it was bumped up because of the good buzz? I remember the very high rotten tomatoes scores. And the Variety and Hollywood Reporter Review, both of which were beyond glowing. And you know what, I agreed with it. I loved the movie. Actually think it’s better than Day. Not perfect. But just shockingly well done and consistent. But now it seems like everyone hates it. And always has. It’s weird. Has it always been this way? Am I the only one who still digs it? Not trying to start a fight. Just find it odd how public opinion on this has changes. Because, if I'm not mistaken, this might be a first - a gore zombie movie critics loved but the public hated. Huh? Anyways, if you’re curious check out those original reviews. This “masterpiece” now seems to be persona non grata amongst us geeks: http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117927425.html?categoryId=31&cs=1 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000964865
Sept. 21, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST
But the Italian film "Zombie" is the final word in zombie fun. Zombie vs Shark? Best...Scene... Ever. The "wood splinter in the eye" scene is a close second.
Sept. 21, 2007, 2:35 p.m. CST
what about Season of the Witch? Haven't seen it myself, but curious as to where it stands. And good call on The Crazies, it doesn't get enough love. Actually, Romero in general doesn't get enough love. All anyone does is bitch about the poor guy. Every time I've met him he's been friendly, intelligent, and humble. And he signed a shitload of stuff for free once, which earned all kinds of points. Sorry. I'm swooning.
Sept. 21, 2007, 2:37 p.m. CST
Don't forget the topless scuba diver girl! No zombies in that scene, but, well... yeah. Topless scuba diver girl.
Sept. 21, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST
I'm sorry but how exactly do you get away with completely ripping off an idea from a pretty terrible British film? Also they used that 'I've got to record it so it doesn't seem real' line in that too, oh and Blair witch. I'm just thinking about all the subtle character traits in the some other films I remember being rubbish, and you know what? It turns out I was wrong! Those films were great after all! I'm going to watch this but I can tell a desperate to please review when I read one, and this stinks of it. I'm looking forward to WWZ, thats the scope Romero should have been thinking of and it would be the only way of bringing the series forward. Everything since Dawn has been the same thing from a different angle.
Sept. 21, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST
only douchebags are the ones above on this thread.
Sept. 21, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST
I don't understand how you can compare this film to "Zombie Diaries", without having seen "Diary of the Dead" yet.You stated your going to see it!! They are two completely different films. I saw "Diary" last night, and not only I, but the whole theater loved it. Losers must thank god for the internet, so you can state an opinion without backing it up with facts because nobody knows who you are. Oh, and buy the way, you and Quint should get together and get a room.
Sept. 21, 2007, 8:08 p.m. CST
Prove it. Objectively. No leftwing websites or sites with dubious sources. Prove it. You can't. It's a bunch of bullshit, Harry.
Sept. 22, 2007, 3:52 a.m. CST
But about 80% of the active talkbackers change up every couple months or so, and the replacements tend to be younger overall. And to make a generality, a younger person is more likely to see LOTD and go "man, I heard this Romero guy is supposed to be so great, but there's no good CGI in this, it has a look and feel I'm not used to... unfamiliar = bad and threatening... I hate it!" <p>It's like people saying "I heard about this 'Ramones' band but when I checked them out the music was really stupid and repetetive, they need some wailing guitar solos or some DJ scratching, or like, a better singer."<p> I think Eli Roth suffered a similar fate on TB, people just mindlessly bandwagoning because they want something to hate. I didn't see Hostel II, but I don't know how ANYONE who loves Fulci films could not be blown away by Hostel... not because of the gore, but because of the VIBE, the elusive Fulci vibe that Roth perfectly captured, where the danger spirals up and out from its source, encompassing the characters unexpectedly in all contexts, and no escape is really an escape; once you're tainted you're a part of it, no matter what choices you think you're making. Long before the Japanese were doing that kind of thing, Fulci had it down to a loopy, blue-and-red-palette-saturated science, and Roth nailed that perfectly, combining it with the sort of mid-seventies moral-compromise 'nam-era we-are-all-the-enemy American indie stuff. Maybe it was just a magic moment for Roth, but it didn't feel that way to me; it felt like an extraordinarily thought-provoking horror film by an exciting director beginning to come into his powers. And now every other TB is lumping him in with Rob Zombie?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? <p>keep repeating to yourself: It's only a talkback, it's only a talkback, it's only a talkback...
Sept. 22, 2007, 4:12 a.m. CST
by VERY METAL
I'm really looking forward to this and i am in the minority that actually liked lotd but to be fair a large part of that could be because i am in love with asia argento :)
Sept. 22, 2007, 8:26 a.m. CST
I think it is great when an accomplished director gets to do what he loves to do on his own terms. I think this movie is just that. It may not be a perfect movie, but it is far from deserving the harshness I've seen heaped on it. I guess I am one of the weirdos, but I loved Land of the Dead, too. George...keep making your films, your fans love what you do...and there are plenty of us around. Stop listening to what other people say and listen to your own heart and follow your own artistic vision. You've earned the right to do that.
Sept. 22, 2007, 8:33 a.m. CST
by The Ghost of Scrappy Doo
Then it's a good thing John Kerry isn't president because he and his administration would have handled the zombie epidemic SO much better, making for a very lackluster movie. Why resort to violence and bloodshed when we could just negotiate with the undead?
Sept. 22, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST
by Ye Olde Gravy Leg
Try actually READING the review, you fucking idiot.
Sept. 22, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST
Sept. 22, 2007, 9:25 p.m. CST
Lets take a look at your pathetic post. You obviously hate Romero. You obviously hate Harry. Yet, your coming to Harry's web site...to discuss Romero. When you get done selling your girl scout cookies, I hope you realize how much free time you have on your hands.
Sept. 23, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST
Time to get back on your lithium.
Sept. 23, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST
Oh boo hoo. So with a name like that you tell me to get a room with Quint, nice one! I like Romeros dead films up until day which wasn't as good as dawn but nothing will be, Land was pretty dire. I wasn't saying he's completely ripped off zombie diarys (which was a bad movie anyway, which took the idea from Blair witch, which took a bit from Cannibal holocaust)I'm just saying the way he's talked about it like this handicam point of view is the next big thing 'sucks'. Harrys review feels forced and instead of just saying how it is, he's taken it personally that some people think it's a bad film and basically that seems just a bit mental to me. The reason you get so many haters is because alot of us who've been browsing this site for a few years have felt a shift in tone amongst certain reviewers which viewers think is probably due to their growing relationships with certain people in the industry and desire to please them. I might be completely wrong though (I'm not).
Sept. 23, 2007, 11:19 a.m. CST
by The Ghost of Scrappy Doo
I did read the review, including Quints. Obviously you didn't or you wouldn't have missed the part I was commenting on. Hint: the entire point of every Romero zombie movie is that human societies and governments and religions are useless in the face of armegeddon or rapid social change or whatever X the unknown is waiting around the corner. Of course Harry can't help but slide in a slam at GWB implying that he would "f*ck up" a zombie epidemic. I'm not arguing the point, he would. But so would J Kerry and H Clinton or Martin Sheen or anyone else sitting in the soon to be over run oval office, which was my point. Thanks for the witty and insightful comeback anyway.
Sept. 23, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST
First off, everybody is entitled to their opinion. Thats what makes it nothing more than an opinion. But I think you and a few others out there are assuming that Harry is the studios pet. Calling him names and making some of your posts are ludicrous. Because you hate Romero doesn't mean Harry is being forced to lie for the studios. He has an opinion and some on this thread are arguing about him...without having seen the movie yet.And just so you know, "Resident Evil 3", wasn't given a critics screening before release this past Friday (in other words-no one in the entire country reviewed it before Saturday- and since Harry is at the festival this weekend-that would explain why he hasn't reviewed it yet). He has every right to love this film just as I do. But some on here are attacking it, without even seeing it yet. Thats just dumb. I left the screening of "Diary of the Dead" with an erection the size of Texas from how much I loved this film. I walked through the lobby listening to crowds talk about how it was better than "Dawn" or "Day". Walked to my car, listening to someone say "That was better than Dawn". And his friend saying that the Amish guy was cooler than "Bub". Hey guys if you hate Romero- thats your right-but wait until you see "Diary" before comparing it to other films, or making anti Romero statements- If you love Romero's "Dawn of the Dead" or "Day of the Dead" I promise you will all love "Diary"!!!
Sept. 23, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST
in these anti-Romero posts. Could it really be that simple? You're threatened by what you percieve to be Romero's politics, so you're bashing his films? <p>Me personally, I don't agree with the right-wing politics of film directors like... uh... well... let's see, I'm sure there are some... um, oh, John Milius. There we go. I don't agree with his politics, but that doesn't affect my judgement of his films.
Sept. 23, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST
I miss the days when horror was always great. 7o's and 80's horror- the days when you didn't try to sale out to get the pg-13 rating to make a couple of million more-but instead went to the extremes to give it their all. The days when Romero could release a nc-17 horror film without being questioned by studios- or John Carpenter could cast Rodney Piper or Donald Pleasance-and pull it off brilliantly!! Today We have the horrible Eli Roth, Or incredibly overrated Tarantino-Lecturing us on what makes good horror.Not to mention-have overrated freshmen filmmakers such as Rob Zombie-Remake Carpenter's classic-"Halloween", and decide to turn it into a soft porn instead of a horror film- I miss when horror films were great-Thats why I'm so happy that Romero created "Diary". Its what horror films used to be before the corporate studio sell out.
Sept. 24, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST
I'm sorry, could you repeat that.
Sept. 24, 2007, 4 p.m. CST
There are a few exceptions in today's horror. You just pointed out a big one. Neil Marshall did an outstanding job with "The Decent"!!!Also, what did you think of Vincenzo Natali's "The Cube"? That was great too. I just have a problem how modern horror has become more torture/porn, than good script and direction. But you are right about Neil. I cant wait to check out "Doomsday".
Sept. 25, 2007, 6:34 a.m. CST
How long have you been bi-polar>
Sept. 25, 2007, 9:23 a.m. CST
"...British writers/directors Michael Bartlett and Kevin Gates decided to make a zombie movie that is shot exclusively from the perspective of handheld video camcorders. The premise is a simple one: It is the early days of a zombie virus outbreak in the UK, and “The Zombie Diaries” follows three separate groups of survivors in the aftermath of the epidemic..." Now, I'm not saying that washed-up old Georgie Boy ripped off the "Zombie Diaries", but, just which one went into production first and why has AICN failed to mention the obvious similarities between the 2 movies???
Sept. 25, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST
Thats a great question Graphix67. I know that Romero and John Harrison were talking together in 2001 to make Diary of the Dead a weekly television series(I saw Romero talk about this at a convention in 2002).I think Zombie Diaries started production around 2003 or 2004(I'm not sure though). The weird thing is though, that Michael Bartlett used to go on the DIARY OF THE DEAD IMDB web site and post fake comments like heres the new diary trailer, and it would end up being a trailer for his film, or state heres new diary of the dead pictures and it would be for his film. The members on that site would just attack him saying stop this guerilla warfare advertising- people kept saying they wouldn't go see his film because of this. So he eventually stopped.I've seen both films and yes I love Diary much better- but for a rookie filmmaker, Michael did a decent job. They are completely different though, just the filming ideas the same similarities. But truly completely different stories.
Oct. 7, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST
Not to say that a good zombie film requires it - just look at the pseudo-thespians in Dawn and Day, but it would be nice if it the performances were alittle better than Land...."You got fucked, bahahahahaha!!" Sheesh.
Oct. 9, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST
The movie will be out on DVD before I can get a gilmpse of it.
Oct. 25, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST
Oct. 25, 2007, 9:01 p.m. CST
It has been a very rare occasion indeed where this guy doesn't spews up man fat on everything he watches and doesn't add a 'HOWEVER, THIS FILM ISN'T PERFECT' instead he just waxes lyrical on a film cause its 'new'. He either does that or outright shits on the film ie blade trinity. FACT- this guy cannot write an honest, decent review. Head on over to roger eberts site to read well constructed, honest reviews, even if they're not always agreeable. But does a GOOD review of a film always have to be?