Friday, June 24, 2005

It has Land-ed



Darth Vader couldn't do it. Batman couldn't do it. Even Angelina Jolie in a bustier couldn't do it. What is "it"? Getting me to put up with the (rude) crowds and go see a movie on opening day.

But I am going to see Land of the Dead today. And no, I will not be dressing up like a zombie. In fact, it'll be quite the opposite, since I started using Crest Premium Plus White Strips yesterday.

EDIT: So, I went to the theater today. In line in front of me were two boys (about 12 years old, I guess) who bought tickets to Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Guess who sat right in front of me at Land of the Dead. It's nice to see that the system still doesn't work. :)

The movie rocked. It totally flew by (running time's about 90 minutes). Full of Romero's patented social commentary. Plenty of gore. And Dennis Hopper picks his nose. Not that I didn't fully enjoy the Dawn remake, but it's great to see slow, lumbering zombies on screen.

I missed Shaun's Simon Pegg and Edgar White as zombies (afterwards I did find a pic of zombified Simon here), but there is also one HUGE zombie cameo. Well, huge if you are a Romero fan. And if you aren't a fan, you'll know who I'm talking about when he comes onscreen, as the fanboys in the audience will be cheering.

5 comments:

slyboots2 said...

Just as a Zombie present- this is from May 10th:
here has been a small outbreak of “zombism” in a small town near the border of Laos in North-Eastern Cambodia.

The culprit was discovered to be mosquitoes native to that region carrying a new strain of Malaria which thus far has a 100 percent mortality rate and kills victims in fewer than 2 days.

After death, this parasite is able to restart the heart of its victim for up to two hours after the initial demise of the person where the individual behaves in extremely violent ways from what is believed to be a combination of brain damage and a chemical released into blood during “resurrection.”

Cambodian officials say that the outbreak has been contained and the public has no need to worry.

General Ary Serey had this to say, "We have obtained samples of this new parasite and plan to learn how it starts the heart and other major organs of the deceased. We intend to use this to increase the quality of life for all."

US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice opposed the plan saying that the Cambodian government holds a great biological weapon and should destroy it immediately. Cambodian officials have yet to comment.

A United Nations team will be dispatched to Cambodia to confirm the safety of biological research in Cambodia.

The Law Fairy said...

I'm soooo jealous...

I got to spend my taking taking a simulated MBE. Hooray! I'm tempted to skip tomorrow's review and go to the movie, tho.

panthergirl said...

You have fun with that. I'm too chicken. ;)

panthergirl said...

PS: Micah... are you going to play my Sims game?? We need more boys. Come over and see the post.

Micah said...

slyboots2 - Thanks!

law fariy - Aw, c'mon. Skip out tomorrow and see the movie. You're smart. And you've already got a job lined up. Who needs studying?

panthergirl - The movie was REALLY gory, so if you can't handle that, it's probably best if you skipped this one. And I just signed up for your Sims game. Pair me up with a hottie, por favor!