Unusual occurrences begin to unfold in the small and uneventful town of Centerville, from animals behaving oddly to irregular periods of daylight. However, the most unexpected event proves to be the most serious as corpses begin to leave their graves to attack the townspeople. The town's fight for survival is helmed by a cast of recognizable faces in filmmaker Jim Jarmusch's genre-bending horror comedy film.~Maggie Sadler
This movie is not for everyone, but I love it. Wish they had a steelbook of this because it's that special to me. Slip cover is cool, the details embossed and the colors and design are very Left For Dead/Pop Art.
If you're a fan of Jim Jarmusch's films, you'll like this movie. If you expected The Walking Dead, you didn't pay attention to the trailers. It's loaded with irony. The witty, hammed up dialogue and casting choices are pretty standard for a Jarmusch project. I found it quite funny, even laughed out loud a few times, but the long segments between laughs is why I gave it a 4 instead of a 5.
If you HAVE NOT watched it yet, do yourself a favor, DO NOT go into it expecting to be like any other Zombie Movie/TV Show previously seen...
Excellent cast! Excellent acting even though the cast is behaving as though they are good actors seemingly purposely performing badly. Viewers need to appreciate the humor of the meta aspect to really enjoy it. Breaking down the wall between what a character is doing in the movie/in the storyline and what is happening with the actual actor portraying that character is a little too intentional at times. Similar to Coffee and Cigarettes where Bill Murray is portraying Bill Murray in a very Bill-Murray-as-acted-through-the-eyes-of-Bill-Murray-way. Like Robert Downey's line "I'm a dude, playing a dude, who's pretending to play another dude..." Although hilarious (again if you get the silly meta humor of it all) it's pushed to the point where it overtakes the joke of it all.
Regardless, I recommend the movie because of the cast. Can't go wrong with the group!
I admit I'm a huge Jim Jarmusch fan and get his sense of humor. And in this film it's quite deadpan (no pun intended). And who does deadpan better than Bill Murray? The zombies seem more alive and energetic than the very star studded cast assembled here. A lot of Jarmusch regulars like Tilda Swinton and Tom Waits are here. Though Jarmusch is spoofing the genre in general there are a few slight references to other films and (ahem) a certain popular TV show. The characters break through the 4th wall in a couple of scenes which is done well.
Loved this movie. It's got a real quirky sense of humor and a very slow pace that turned a lot of people off, but I liked it myself. It's funny, not in the laugh out loud way that the Zombieland movies are, but in a stylistic weird way. Some will love it. Some will hate it. Enjoyed it very much myself.
I laughed my rear end off during this whole movie. I love Bill Murray and his other work with Jim Jarmusch. First, this isn't a zombie movie. It's more of a spoof and a satire on zombie movies. The humor is dry. Like the difference between Jay Leno comedy and David Letterman comedy. The Tilda Swinton part is so well done and deserves an academy award. The inside script jokes, well, I don't want to ruin the movie but it's hilarious. The diverse cast really makes this movie stand out. As one reviewer said, "no one else in the theater was laughing but me." If you have a weird sense of humor you'll love this. So glad i bought it.