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Land of the Dead
I love zombie movies. I particularly love George Romero zombie movies (although a good Lucio Fulci is always welcome).  So you can imagine how excited I was at the prospect of a new addition to the Dead (no longer a) Trilogy.  Coming off the back of the adrenaline fix that was the 'Dawn of the Dead' remake and the hugely funny  'Shaun of the Dead' and with the original trilogy finally receiving it's due recognition I, naively, assumed that old George would finally be given the budget and the freedom to take the genre to the heights you always new he could.  Instead what we get is an allusion to what could have, and should have, been wrapped up in a sacharine and largely inconsequential storyline about a truck.  Throughout the film you can, quite literally,  feel the presence of a studio executive lurking over the directors shoulder tutting whenever the movie starts to actually evolve into something other than the action movie it turned out to be.  Given all this though I did enjoy it.  The scenes with the zombies are pure Romero with relentless, shuffling, hordes of the blighters still evolving and still a lot more sympathetic than their prospective dinner.  I just wish he'd been allowed to make the rest of the film too.

The Losers
Way better than the A-Team but still pretty bad.  Very much written to a template but there's a bit of wit showing through and the cast are pretty watchable.



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