Land of the Dead


Action / Drama / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller

IMDb Rating 6.2 10 84283


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November 22, 2014 at 10:51 AM


Simon Pegg as Photo Booth Zombie
John Leguizamo as Cholo DeMora
Simon Baker as Riley Denbo
757.99 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 33 min
P/S 2 / 14

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jerralagbayani 7 / 10

Not as Much Surviving But More Stopping

I love George A. Romero's Dead series and the only reason I see people not liking this movie as much is the total change in story. The plot: as the zombies evolve, they decide to go attack one of the only big societies left from mankind while Cholo DeMora tries to lead a rebellion. The main characters must stop the rebellion as the dead move closer. Kind of climatic but like I said it's not as much surviving. I love how there is some funny humor and the characters' backstory which is hinted for each character throughout the film.

Reviewed by John austin 6 / 10

Not the Best

Hollywood 'A' listers Dennis Hopper and John Leguizamo ride George Romero's coat tails with mediocre results in the fourth installment of the Dead series.

The plot seems like an afterthought after the first three. Here, an established colony faces life in a zombie infested world. They play the class warfare card throughout- positioning different characters in different social classes and portraying the zombies themselves as the ultimate "have nots" in the new society. So, George Romero and Company have definitely entered the post modern identity politics conflict. Man has become the prime villain again in this one with Dennis Hopper exploiting the masses for his own personal gain.

Our zombies are evolving in this one as well, with some starting to show signs of cognitive thought. Interesting idea, but we didn't really have to go there to freshen this up.

Reviewed by Scott LeBrun 7 / 10

"Zombies. They creep me out, man."

George A. Romero finally was able to continue his legendary "living dead" series, 20 years after "Day of the Dead", with this apocalyptic horror / action film. Zombies are now everywhere you look, but in a community dubbed Fiddler's Green, people are protected by the fact that the city is surrounded on three sides by rivers. And zombies haven't learned to swim...yet. The less fortunate are left to fend for themselves while rich people like Kaufman (Dennis Hopper) live in luxurious high rises. Trouble arises when Kaufmans' errand boy Cholo DeMora (John Leguizamo) is not compensated for his services, and becomes disgruntled, stealing a cutting edge vehicle called Dead Reckoning and intending to use its weapons.

"Land of the Dead" in no way compares to Romeros' original trilogy: "Night", "Dawn", and "Day". Nothing here is destined to become iconic, although Dead Reckoning is itself pretty cool. The action is decent, the violence and makeup effects good (despite the overuse of digital gore), and some of the supporting characters (like Robert Joy's slow witted burn victim Charlie) are interesting or amusing (Leguizamo is great fun). However, Romeros' expected social commentary component may be a little too on the nose and unsubtle here, with the upper class seen as largely villainous and the unruly lower class left out in the cold. Kaufman in particular is pretty one dimensional, but Hopper is good in the role.

Simon Baker ('The Mentalist') is a passable hero, but he is very well supported by Leguizamo, Joy, the sultry Asia (daughter of Dario) Argento as a hooker whose fortunes keep changing, and Eugene Clark, who gets the showcase role of "Big Daddy", a zombie with an especially commanding presence who is shown to be able to communicate with and lead others of his kind. Horror / zombie buffs will appreciate the cameos by a select few performers.

There's nothing special here, but "Land" does entertain in capable enough fashion.

Seven out of 10.

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