Friday, February 15, 2008

Diary of the Dead

A tremendous achievement. In some ways a return to NOTLD, as it's much bleaker on human nature, especially with the final shot; in some ways a great return to Dawn's trenchant social criticism, though this time the Internet and the media are the targets of Romero's disgust (and sometimes it's a bit overdone, esp in the old guy's speeches, which come across as histrionic, when his character overall is rather poignant and subdued). Not as conventionally exciting as Land, and not as bloody as any of the others. (The makeup effects are indeed very uneven - sometimes it just looks like the person's had chalk dust thrown in their face, and other shots are done with some gruesome, graphic CGI.) So, for a fan like me who's more interested in the ideas than the splatter, it was a great experience. Look for George's cameo!

But holy shit! You people who have to pay to see movies in major metro areas, I feel for you!

$11 movie ticket
$2 parking
$11 popcorn and soda

That's a pretty expensive date, flying solo.


Blogger Gabriel Mckee said...

Ah-- but most of us in major metro areas don't drive, so no $2 parking, and most of us know where the nearest drugstore is, so we can get candy for $1.50 instead of $6. I've got the added bonus of working for NYU, so I can get discount tickets through the university box office. Which isn't to say that movies aren't still ass expensive, but it's not as bad as all that...

2:35 PM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

I'm glad you all have found ways to cope.

And sometimes things even out. When we went into NYC yesterday, I paid $45 for parking by the Battery. But then I lucked out and found a street spot in Chinatown, and had dinner for four for $35 (with lots left over to take home).

3:44 PM  

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