Survival of the Dead
Survival of the Dead – Movie Review
On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state.
Survival of the Dead is classic George A. Romero. You have to remember, he’s the one who did one of the first big movies 40 years ago about dead people and zombies, and so this is kind of his homage to himself. I sort of liked this film even though this isn’t normally my kind of movie. What can I tell you? I don’t like flesh eating zombies. But having said that, it’s not as bad as I expected it to be. The story is about flesh eating zombies that transform people into zombies by biting them. The only way zombie-ism can be stopped, is to shoot them in the head. So then, there are two warring fashions. One that believes that if you just keep the zombies alive, you can teach them to eat something other than human flesh, and they’ll all be redeemed. The other says to shoot them in the head and be done with them. Do you care about the plot in this? Of course you don’t. You care about the silliness and the bloodthirstiness, and again, zombies. If you’re a zombie lover, you’ll probably put this right up in the three or four star category. If you’re a zombie hater, you probably are not going to go see it. So what I’ll try and do is tell you, if you’re going to see it, it’s not as awful as you’d expect it to be. So I give it two stars.