|Directed by:||George A. Romero|
|Written by:||George A. Romero|
|Cast:||Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento, Robert Joy|
The up: After previously having his protagonists barricade themselves in houses, then a shopping mall, George A.Romero made the interesting decision to have them hide within the confines of an entire city. The zombies used to be outside the house now they are almost everywhere.
The down: There are many scenes of gore when zombies are tearing through human flesh that I simply wouldnít look at. I also feel that the film didnít really succed at fully exploiting its premise of those people who have to defend themselves and can use anything, against all those zombies. In all the cases, whatching those films I always feel that the filmmakers couldíve done a lot more to make things so much cooler but didnít. There also is the constant B movie feel that if I recall correctly is also present in Romeroís other living dead flicks.
Bottom line: I like to watch the DVDs special features section with interviews of cast and crew. Too often I found myself hearing praises for movies or directors I personally didnít enjoy or respect, so I always wondered if the people interviewed had been paid to voice good comments about the film in question or its makers. In the special features section of this film I finally got my answer. Someone who was interviewed said that he truly enjoyed his experience filming Land Of The Dead and then he specified that this feeling wasnít some bullshit he said for the DVD. I found that honest, very funny and laughed.