Has George A. Romero ever done ANYTHING that didn’t involve zombies? Nah, i honestly think he never has. In his latest film, “Diary Of The Dead” Romero takes some college students, gives them a few camera’s and has them “shoot the dead”. Much like “The Blair Witch Project” or “Cloverfield” this film is supposed to look completely legit, as if the events you see are actually happening. To be honest, it doesn’t really seem to work this time. Although they give reasons for certain things, like why there is music in the movie (which is explained by the main character, that “she” added the music to make the footage look more dramatic) and at least 2 camera angles, because a second camera was found in a hospital when they stopped there to try and save a friend of theirs that shot herself after witnessing the horror of the dead walking the streets. (she ran them over and couldn’t deal with it…wuss.)It was good there was an explanation for those things, but it didn’t really help the movie look “real”.
There were no explanations in this movie about why people were coming back to life when they died. It just happened…and then they would bite more people ect ect…
the film wasn’t terrible, but i was thankful that it was no longer then 90 minutes.A few times i found myself bored with what was going, but something interesting would happen, forcing me to pay attention again.
There really isn’t much to say about the film…i pretty much gave you the plot. Jason, a film student keeps documenting the footage so the people that survive this horror will know the truth, and what really happened.
They never really find an answer for what was happening…and the footage to me looks like an actual movie, and not something recorded with a CAM.
But hey, with all the other terrible movies coming out, why not mix the blair witch project with zombies?
If you’re a fan of Romero, i said check it out, just to say you’ve seen it.
If you’re looking for something new and exciting…you aren’t getting it from this film. It’s pretty much the same thing we’ve seen time and time again.
I thought Cloverfield was much better.
5 Out of 10.