Posts with the tag "Zombie apocalypse"
Better to apologize to an animated corpse than to a regular corpse, and other lessons from last night’s episode of The Walking Dead, “Wildfire”
Last night’s episode of The Walking Dead began slow, moved fitfully — with all the eschewing of common sense we’ve come to expect — and ended with a bang (bangs, actually, on a door).
We tally up the points below. (Warning: Spoilers ahead!)
Janitors, male nurses, and old people are the most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse, and other revelations in last night’s episode of The Walking Dead, “Vatos”
On last night’s The Walking Dead, the show took a sharp turn from the mediocrity of the past two episodes, ending with a bloody human zombie massacre that brought the series back to the excitement of the premier.
We dissect the positives and negatives below, where once again we tabulate the series’ progress with Romero Points (see explanation below).
Here goes. Hold on to your zombie-gut shirts:
In last night’s The Walking Dead, we learned that zombies are color blind and that we shouldn’t judge a man by his zombie gut-soaked shirt.
There is some orifice at AMC that squeezes out videos about its new series The Walking Dead on a nearly daily basis. This latest is a big one — 17 minutes — and must have taken a long time to, uh, move through.
What I love about the show’s (and comic book’s) concept is the idea of expanding beyond the narrative scope of a usual zombie flick — of really delving into the characters and what they experience over a long period of time in a post-zombie apocalypse world.
A lot of the themes in this mini-documentary have been covered in the other videos (we get the “zombies are the frosting on the cake” line again). What this video adds, however, is a huge amount of new footage from the show itself, especially close up shots of the zombies themselves. Even better are all the behind-the-scenes shots of the directors and producers chit-chatting with actors in full zombie garb.