We Call This “Filler”

Things are still a bit chaotic, so I’ll just drop in some reading from other sources and pretend that that makes up for slack posting of late.

First, Looking Closer has a Film Forum up on 28 Weeks Later, which I just saw. Catch it here.

As for my own impressions of the movie (drawing on my new, but growing, knowledge of zombie movie lore), I was highly satisfied with it, as a sequel. Which is to say, I thought it would be utterly wretched when I first saw a trailer, and it was not. It certainly didn’t live up to the original, but it was a decent movie in its own right.

In worse news, my more comprehensive examination of the zombie movie phenomenon will have to be put on hold due to some unexpected complications. Hopefully I’ll have those resolved in a few weeks and I’ll be able to proceed, but I am disappointed for the moment. I had hoped that I would not have to draw it out so far, (that my impressions of the first movies I watched would still be fresh). So far I have largely been impressed by the often significant depth displayed in what I once dismissed as mere shallow gore-fests. Some of them do descend to that level, certainly, but there is more to it than that.

Anyway, in lieu of a more comprehensive commentary, have a look at this, and be sure to give the trailer a watch. I hadn’t heard about this at all, and suddenly I stumble across this site which sets the release date at about 3 weeks from now. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to catch it. Some solid casting at work here, although the title (Fido) is a bit odd. Looks kind of like a zombie visit to Stepford, and if it’s half as funny as the brilliant Shaun of the Dead, I’ll be happy.

~ by Jared on May 15, 2007.

2 Responses to “We Call This “Filler””

  1. So, what you’re saying is that some zombie movies actually have brains?


  2. Brains?? Whole, or half-eaten?


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