I watched Dead Snow the other day, thanks to Ben’s recommendation in the comments. It’s definitely not a movie to be taken seriously, in a good way. It’s one of those sit-back-and-enjoy-some-zombie-gore-and-humor movies. The plot and comedy weren’t as well executed as Shaun of the Dead , but there were parts that made me chuckle, despite how contrived the situation was (who has a gatling gun stored away in their snowmobile?).
What I found most interesting was the concept of Nazi zombies. Seems to me that the Nazi aspect was only added so that people could say “Cool! Nazi zombies!” because the zombies could have been anything and it would’ve been the same movie. But, it wasn’t the Nazi thing that interested me. The idea of intelligent zombies was what caught me. The zombies in Dead Snow were able to ambush, use weapons, hesitate, assess situations, and they even obeyed a zombie leader who was able to plan attacks and strategize (strength in numbers is a strategy, right?).
The concept of self-aware, intelligent zombies is something that I’d like to delve deeper into! Anybody know of any more movies that feature zombies that can think?
Thanks for the recommendation, Ben!
Enjoy Scene 8 – “Joe Awakens”!
Have a great weekend! :D