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Review: Day of the Dead 2: Contagium (2005)

by Chris Bertman – twitter.com/chrisbertman

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Best Bad Quote:

“Even the fastest deer will get hit by a car when it has to cross the roads too many times.”

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Every now and then a movie comes out that’s advertised as a sequel to a movie that came out a number of years ago (obviously to profit on the success of the previous film). We all know that typically sequels never live up to their predecessor. Some films just don’t need an add-on to the story. And some directors just want to piss us off. If you’re not familiar with George A. Romero, here’s a little history lesson. He released a movie called Night of the Living Dead in 1968 which pretty much mainstreamed the zombies we see in today’s movies. It was shot in black and white due to financial limitations (which actually added to the atmosphere of the movie). Fast forward about 10 years and you have his next film in the “Dead” series, Dawn of the Dead. A great zombie movie that expanded on the world created in NOTLD. Fast forward another 7 years and we have the final film in the original “Dead” series. Day of the Dead took Romero’s series on a different turn. It analyzed the society of that time and asked a major question to the audience. Who is more dangerous, the dead? Or the survivors? It’s my personal favorite from the original series.

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Now fast forward again about 20 years and we have Day of the Dead 2: Contagium. When I first heard about this, I almost flipped my shit. I absolutely loved the original DOTD and couldn’t wait to see how they could expand on the story.

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I was Sorely mistaken.

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It wasn’t even directed by Romero, nor did he take any part in the production of it. They completely ignored the first DOTD and created their own back story that made no sense at all. The acting was disgraceful. I kept my hopes up throughout the whole movie thinking “It’s going to get better… just wait”. It never did.

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I can’t even write a proper review for this movie because it was just THAT BAD. I rented it for a dollar and by the end of the film, I wanted my dollar back PLUS a dollar for having to sit through it. Great, classic films need to be left alone. No sequels, no remakes.

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New thought concept I developed – If it’s a “sequel” to a great movie, with an unknown director and studio, It’s going to suck… HARD.

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Personal note to the directors, Ana Clavell and James Glenn Dudelson

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Fuck You.

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-Chris

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Rating:

1 out of 5 Psychic Zombies

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