Survival of the Dead (2009)

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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.


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11 September 2010 | Jakealope
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| Romero's Treading Water But Sinkng
Hey I loved the heck out of Romero and his Zombies, a line from "Dawn of the Dead" is my signature. So I am slamming this derivative, hackneyed and degenerate piece in hopes of his redemption.

His zombie movies, as he states in that lame humorous intro, are social satire. which was always obvious. But this movie takes the cynical amoral anti-hero to a new low with Sarge 'Nicotine' Crocket. He and his band of deserter soldiers as the protagonists is like making the biker gang in "Dawn of the Dead" as the good guys. These lowlifes kill and let other die for the slightest reason, like their commanding officer or some rednecks they surprised as they were just minding their business.

Okay, everyone is panicked & society has fallen apart because it seems that people like Sarge and the wildly improbable Irish brogue talking Seamus Muldoon clan on Plum Island have a hard time killing zombies but no regard for killing live people. Add to the mix are the usual idiots who wander around in perilous places for the sole purpose of providing zombie food. No one seems to care about anyone outside their little band. Not only is this a stunning lack of humanity but a lack of plain selfish survival tactics. Why not have lots of live people around for mutual defense, companionship and the potential for rebuilding society. Not only do these mental morons lack that instinct, after all the mayhem they created, they simply surrender to the Muldoons because Muldoon has the female soldier tied up in peril.

Yes there are some interesting zombie head blast effects, gratuitous body devouring and some clever zombies behaviors like the horsewoman riding zombie or the mailman delivering mail one. But expect all the usual stuff, like people all of a sudden unable to defend themselves from a small group of zombies and then getting themselves eaten just like in the cave of "Day of the Dead". There is no hope for anyone in this movie because according to George, we are already dead.

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