The Dead Don't Die
I don't typically care for zombie movies. The older I get, it seems the less tolerance I have for blood and guts. So why did I go see a zombie movie on purpose?
Partially because I needed to kill some time while I waited for my nephew to get done with Cub Scout STEM camp. But mostly for the cast:
I mean…why wouldn't you go see this movie?
The premise of this particular zombie apocalypse is that fracking at the north and south poles has resulted in an axial tilt that has also done something to the moon which is causing everyone to come back from the dead. Listen…it's a zombie apocalypse, it doesn't have to make sense.
There are two words that I would use to describe this movie. Slow and weird. The main characters are played by Bill Murray and Adam Driver, the police officers in the town.
The dialogue is slow and awkward at times. Other times the actors break the fourth wall and it's hard to tell if it's an improv that they just put into the movie or if it was written that way. The slow and awkward pacing leads to the description of weird. It's just odd. By the time you get to the end and the most random and weird thing happens…you're pretty much on board in a "well of course!" kind of way.
The entire movie plays as a thinly veiled "humans are zombies for material things" until the end when the narrating character flat out tells you this and how sad it all is.
This is certainly not the best zombie movie ever made. Nor is it the funniest. It does have funny moments but overall I found it to be meh.
Honestly if I hadn't needed someplace to be for a few hours, I wouldn't have stayed in the theater. I probably would have been better off seeing Yesterday again.
Save your money and wait for in home rental.
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