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Jesse James:
If TWD's world were any indication (and they eat animals like on that), eventually they'd starve.  They apparently are starving if they don't get food, and go to sleep if not stimulated, so they'd just sleep and re-die I guess?

I'm mixed on the speed zombies.  If I had to pick, I'd go old skool slow just because I think the whole point is that there are so many and they are so constant that it's almost more scary.  the sense of hoplessness and slow suffication from the masses is the definition of zombies for me.  I loved the fast zombies in 28 Days though - they get my heart racing and seem like a much bigger threat individually.  I don't mind how they were portrayed here and it fits well with the "animalistic nature" that brings the movie together.  I would have preferred slow though and definitely longer infection times.  I still don't see how planes were the perfect carrier to spread them if they turn so damn fast.

The movie is definitely a departure from the book, but I'm not sure they could have really made the book and made it interesting in that format.  If they went documentary style, you'd either have lengthy flashback scenes or you'd have to put the main character in several of those situations - not ideal either way.  I like the idea of a mini-series though - that might offer enough time to really do the book justice. 

What they did try to incorporate was the zombie plague on a global scale, which was pretty cool to see.  They tied in several countries in a way that made sense and they used the ships to get safe - I liked that.  The attraction to sound and bug-like stampedes were pretty impressive as well.  In defense of the movie, they also got to a solution in 2 hours, which was an impressive turn considering most zombie stories just leave you hanging.  I could see them making a sequel to this, but I don't think it will be any closer to the book than the first one.

Parts of the book I missed most?
 - the downed pilot lost in the woods talking to ??? on the radio
 - The battle of Younkers would have been visually spectacular
 - The slow advance among the population, where most people saw it on the news and still just avoided it or thought it was a hoax.  That was a missed opportunity at the beginning of the flick. 
 - The massive forts and reeducation facilities where the working class of society is now the most critical element to survival.
 - The final push back, where the army figures out how to fight Zack and sweeps back across the country.


--- Quote from: P-Siddy on July  8, 2013, 06:57 PM ---I want to see a zombie movie about what happens after they eat all of the humans.  Then what?

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They made a vampire movie with a similar premise, DAYBREAKERS. I was one of the few who saw it in theaters. Of course, like all vampire ficition, their spin on things was different. Starved vamps become feral bat-like humanoids.

Maybe zombies discover veganism.


--- Quote from: P-Siddy on July  8, 2013, 06:57 PM ---I want to see a zombie movie about what happens after they eat all of the humans.  Then what?

--- End quote ---

There's a comic series out entitled The Last Zombie, where humanity is starting to recover after a zombie outbreak.  It's pretty good and you might like it.

Saw this last night.  It was a fine popcorn flick but really not all that special.

I never read the book, so I can't compare it to that, but the movie seemed unnecessarily complicated moving from location to location without really advancing the plot.  It really could have happened all in one metro area without impacting the plot.

28 Days Later was far superior to this movie.  It was a simple survival movie that was uncomplicated and made you care about the characters.  World War Z was pure popcorn.  I had hoped for a bit more.


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