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