Originally posted by TrueBrit
reply to post by DarKPenguiN
Can anyone explain to me what the obssession is lately with everyone blathering on about some zombie plauge? I mean, such a thing has NEVER happened
before, certainly not as a dead certain result of a bacterial or virus based illness. Rabies is about the closest you get, and still not the same
Zombie in the traditional movie sense, means that the sufferer is:
a) Already dead, having been killed by infection with the sickness that creates zombies.
b) Cannot be incapacitated unless beheaded, shot in the head, or having its central nervous system blown out in some way.
c) Creates further zombies by biting the uninfected.
d) Is ripe for having a piano dropped on its head by a middle aged woman.
If the issue creates any other circumstance, then you do not have a zombie issue. So anyway, whats the rub here? Why all the chatter on this subject?
Honestly if you want a truthful answer- here it is... zombies are Representative of "any" disaster. The zombie apocalypse isnt really about Zombies,
but about humans banding to survive a world where the rules were rewritten.
George Romero (back when he was relevant and good) created the modern 'zombie" (walking dead) to interject political statements and explore the nature
of man and humanity in film using the zombie as the medium. he actually said (paraphrase) "The Zombie can be a plague, a hurricane, a riot, political
unrest, the fall of everything we know, the breakdown of society- The zombie represents chaos and the complete change in the rule of law due to
Now obviously I was being sarcastic and I thought it was evident. But as far as why Zombies are being used so much- That is the real reason. Its
tacking a problem where society is breaking doesnt and the rules have changed overnight- Its not about the Zombie- But about us humans...
EDIT: Its also not "new" its just popular now. I have been a "zombie fanatic" since myy first viewing of NOTLD in 1983 on Halloween night when I was a
youngster- I am thrilled that there are so many films now and everyone is on the bandwagon (Great way to prepare and think about disaster preparation
and survival using your imagination...the whole 'what if",,,) but mostly zombies in todays films are clown to be "mowed down"- The walking dead though
(and Dead set from the UK) are top notch. =)
edit on 7-3-2013 by DarKPenguiN because: (no reason given)