Thursday, April 10, 2008

Brain dead

Watched the remake of Day of the Dead last night with Mafus. Our hopes and expectations were not high as all the reviews we've read pretty much tore it a new one, plugged said new one back up only to tear it out again. Vegetarian zombies, C.S.I. bullshit and the Power of Grayskull were the highlights of this direct-to-video gem. I think that Michael Flatley did the choreography, too. I've never seen so many zombie leaping through the air with such grace. There was even a Spider-Zombie crawling on ceiling tiles. I crap you not. The one plus to take away from this movie is that if zombies ever start to rise, they are very flammable. Like kindling almost, which is surprising considering they're leaking fluids from every orifice and open wound on their bodies. We threw in some Venture Brothers to cleanse our palettes immediately after.

Speaking of the dead...On a whim at my LCS I picked up Everybody's Dead. Mainly, 'cuz I love me some zombies, but also because the comic's drawn by David Crosland. I've only bought one book with his art in it, but was thoroughly impressed with his cartoony style. I've started to drift away from the realistic stuff as you well know and Crosland's style is another push in that direction. The story isn't anything to sneeze at either. A nice cast of clichés with goofy dialogue and violence. It may not be for everyone, especially since it carries a $3.99 price tag as most IDW comics do. But give it a thumb through if you see it on the racks. Issue 2 came out last week, so we're halfway through I believe.

4 comments:

McGill said...

Man, I should of made it a point to tell people what a piece of crap the remake was...I shoulda known since the same people that were behind this one also put out DOTD2: Contangium(yep, that is how they spelt it)...
LOTD was a masterpiece next to it...
Hear is to hoping GAR's Diary of the Dead (out May 20 on DVD) will have a wisp of excellence...;)

I haven't been to a comic book shop in months...and it feels like I am way out of the loop...missed the Walking Dead stuff...darnit!
Need to get to a comic shop!

Leaf said...

McGill, my littlest brother caught Diary of the Dead in Chicago and said it was excellent. He was less than impressed with LOTD, if that tells you anything about his tastes. I've got faith in old George, so here's to May 20th.

McGill said...

I wanted to hit the Chicago showing with some people I know up there, but missed the window for it.
LOTD just killed my zed sense, and made me stop stocking canned goods and ammo (and the drive to actually buy a gun for the ammo)...;)
Yeah, the humor button is stuck again.

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