Posts Tagged ‘zombie movies’

It seems inevitable that we will never escape the ever-growing ‘fad’ of zombie movies, T.V. shows and zombie survival books. I for one cannot complain about some of the movies and T.V. shows that highlight zombies such as “Dawn of the Dead”, “The Walking Dead” and my all time favorite “Shaun of the dead”.  It was nice seeing these movies pop up every now and then, but now it seems that we cannot escape the zombie onslaught that approaches to devour our hopes of originality coming from Hollywood. In 2010-11 there have been over 65 zombie related films released; I know that’s hard to believe but its true…unfortunately. I could not believe how many films about zombies were made within the last two years and those numbers weren’t including the films done in the years before 2010, not to mention there are already a couple of zombie movies in the works for 2012, most notably “World War Z” featuring Brad Pitt. No matter what kind of title you dream up for a zombie movie it always contains the same obvious story and plots and just to prove just that I will give you the synopsis of every zombie movie ever made.

 There will some type of natural disaster, disease outbreak or nuclear war that revives people from the dead or mutates them into flesh-eating undead monsters, there will the hero(es) or survivors that before the zombie disaster were just ordinary people who band together to survive and of course there will be buckets of guts and gore.  Some of these people will survive and some people will die and/or be changed into (you guessed it) zombies! And of course one of my favorite notes about these films is that somehow these “every day Joes and Jane’s” who supposedly have never used a gun or done martial arts before, magically are getting head shots with their dual wielding Desert Eagles  and doing perfect Chuck Norris style round house kicks to zombies faces. I think that description really sums up any zombie movie ever made or being made.

Here is a great idea for a creative or original zombie movie, the movie will follow the life of the zombie from beginning to end, from when they were still human and had families and jobs,  then something happens they get bit or infected someway and the movie follows them while they live their zombie lives until they get killed. That is a simple and pretty original story in my opinion and most likely no one would ever use it because our movie culture is happy with monotony and un-original ideas, they would rather take something that’s already been done several times and put their ‘own’ personal spin on it and once again completing the ever continuous circle of crap. Whatever happened to only seeing zombie movies during Halloween? Have we reached the point of no return where we have to see unending blood and carnage in movies just to enjoy them? Is it possible to have a movie without all the unnecessary violence? I for one hope so. So Hollywood how about you let the zombies take a break for a little while and let them rest in peace for a couple of years.