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Romero Day: Land Of The Dead (2005) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
20 years after Day Of The Dead, Romero returned to the genre that he defined his career and, sadly, dropped the ball.  The challenge here is that Land Of The Dead isn’t a terrible film (its not a great one either) but it just doesn’t work in the world that Romero himself created.   Day of the Dead was a near perfect evolution of Dawn and, whilst Land picks up some of themes from the previous films,  it just doesn’t feel like it’s in the same universe.  A good cast helps (great to see Dennis Hopper) but this feels like someone ripping off Romero rather than Romero making it himself.  This was the start of a massive decline for Romero (Diary was poor and the less said about Survival the better) and quickly these films would be supposed by shows like The Walking Dead.

Best Bit: A decent cast

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Avoid

If You Liked this Try: Day of the Dead, Dawn of The Dead, Night of The Living Dead

4 out of 10 stars


 

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...