November 9, 2010

Fact #121: Zombies can be boring too

I watched the first episode of The Walking Dead last night. So far, I'm not a huge fan. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it.

It just seems so standard 'zombie movie', with nothing really new or interesting to add to the genre. At least not yet... Maybe the writers have something amazing up their sleeves. Personally, I'd love to see them play more with the question of, "What now?"

Dawn of the Dead
-esque movies usually focus on a group of people trying to survive a zombie attack (and mostly failing). It'd be cool to see a group of people struggling to live but also, as time goes by, trying to figure out what to do besides just surviving.

So we'll see. I'll tune in for a few more episodes and see where it goes. There were a few great moments during the first episode, though. Like this part:

(Officer Rick wakes up in an empty hospital after the zombie apocalypse.)

Me: Oh my god, they totally ripped that off from 28 Days Later!!!
F: No they didn't. This is based on a graphic novel that came out way before the movie.
Me: No way.
F: Yeah way.
Me: I'll bet you!
F: Okay.

(Google Google Google)

F: See! The graphic novel came out in 2003.
Me: Okay, but what about the movie?

(Google Google Google)

F: Umm.. 2002.
Me: Ha! I was right! Hahahahahahaha!!!!! Wheeeeeeee! Yay! Hooray!!! *pant pant pant*
F: Fine, can we just watch the show?
Me: Sure. (A little quieter) Wheeeeee! Hahaha! Waaaahooo! I win I win I win! Eeeeee!!!
F: Seriously???
Me: I'm so smaaaaaart! Eeeeee! I knew it, I knew it!!!! Hehehehehe!!
F: Please. God.
Me: ...............!!!! .........!! ...............................!!!
It was probably the most dramatic moment of the whole show.

Til tomorrow!


freddie said...

That didn't happen.

Laurel said...

Yes it did.

Jaime Meyers said...

I have to agree with you on this. I'm a huge fan of the book (and yes, I knew that the first scene is borrowed from 28 Days later). I feel that the show is really weak so far too. I don't think the show has a visual style and I don't like the story structure. It doesn't seem to fit with the production values from the other shows on AMC like Mad Men or Breaking Bad. If it were up to me, it would be in black and white like the book is. It would give it a look. I hope it gets better, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

Rick said...

you guys are too funny!