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Old 07-09-11, 10:46 AM
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Juan of the Dead

Looks interesting.

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Old 07-09-11, 11:04 AM
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Re: Juan of the Dead

Finally! The Cuban remake of Shaun of the Dead we've all been waiting for!

I will admit that it looks funny but, despite a different setting, it's been done.
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Re: Juan of the Dead

....yeah...looks funny...but..it's nothing new. Hope it's good cuz it'd be neat to see a Spanish language Zombie flick.
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Re: Juan of the Dead

I'm holding out for the inevitable english language remake...John of the Dead
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
....yeah...looks funny...but..it's nothing new. Hope it's good cuz it'd be neat to see a Spanish language Zombie flick.
[REC] says hello.
Old 07-09-11, 11:52 AM
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Re: Juan of the Dead

I can't believe I forgot about that. Love [REC]2....
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[REC] dice hola, muchacho.
El fixed.
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I can't believe I forgot about that. Love [REC]2....
Really? I loved [REC] but [REC]2 was absolute crap.
Old 07-09-11, 12:25 PM
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Funny, I liked [REC] a lot, but I liked [REC] 2 more.
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I'm holding out for the inevitable english language remake...John of the Dead
It's too bad he's passed away because Don of the Dead with Don Knotts battling zombies would be comedy gold!
Old 07-09-11, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Funny, I liked [REC] a lot, but I liked [REC] 2 more.
It had way too many issues. I feel too lazy to explain myself so I'll just copy/paste my thoughts from the [REC]2 thread:

Well that was a disappointment. I didn't feel any tension with the first group. Hated the second group. The ending was contrived as hell. In fact, the second film relies too heavily on contrivances. A shame since I loved [REC] and was looking forward to seeing a trilogy. [REC] 2 killed any interest I had for [REC] 3.
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So it looks like the "demonic possessions" were actually aliens, ala Dreamcatcher, as the newspaper clippings suggested and how the slug went into the TV anchor.
Yup. That looks like where it's going. But it was a rather lazy twist and didn't really jive with everything else. To be honest, it felt like they were making it up as they went along with no real logic to hold it together. And a lot of character decisions were beyond contrived.
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The best example being the soldier that offed himself when the priest had already let them know that headshots are what's needed to kill the infected. He had a fully loaded gun and his attackers in a bottleneck situation. There was no need to off himself.

I just didn't buy his plight in the bathroom or how he didn't even kick at the window rather than feebly pulling at it.
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I watched it on-demand last night. The film was so fast and frenzied that I had a heck of a time following at the beginning.

Question:

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Did they show what happened to the teen girl who snuck in with her brother and his friend?The last I remember, she was locked into a room.
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We're left to assume that they were to be burned to death after the possessed Angela gave the order to burn the building down.


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I don't agree with that at all.
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If that were the case, the priest would have no power over the Damned.
I know where you're coming from but there were a lot of clues at the end of the first movie (as well as early in this one) that it was
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not the product of demonic possession but something much more sci-fi in nature. That doesn't really make any sense, of course, given how crucifixes and prayer could control the damned but The Hidden-esque final scene sure seems to suggest an alien parasite rather than a demon.


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The sequel failed to engage me, but I did like the strong sense of continuity between the films. They could have very easily gone the lazy route and featured a different outbreak in a different building, or somesuch.
I love that they went the continuity route but they failed to do anything interesting with it. It also doesn't help that all the characters mostly blur together. In [REC] all the characters felt distinct and real. Here they just all felt the same and more like props for set pieces than actual people.
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Re: Juan of the Dead

I'm amazed at how long this zombie craze has lasted. Zombie movies are now more undead than the zombies themselves.
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I saw a screening of this yesterday. I liked it and was surprised at the scale of the film (considering the relatively meager budget). It genuinely looks like thousands of zombies have overrun and destroyed the city of Havana.
The characters, including Juan, were likable enough. Thought the script was trying a little too hard to be funny though.
There are some excellent zombie kills too, so the gorehounds should be pleased.
I prefer Shaun of the Dead, but Juan of the Dead certainly holds its own. Recommended.
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Originally Posted by Supermallet View Post
I'm amazed at how long this zombie craze has lasted. Zombie movies are now more undead than the zombies themselves.
The Walking Dead finale had 9 million viewers, the audience is there!
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I'm amazed at how long this zombie craze has lasted. Zombie movies are now more undead than the zombies themselves.
I'm still surprised at this bacon craze. I mean bacon is awesome but what is the deal with putting bacon itself/ bacon flavor/bacon essense in/on/with/next to anything and everything.
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If zombies are the new vampires and zombies have been done way too much already what then is the new zombie?
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If zombies are the new vampires and zombies have been done way too much already what then is the new zombie?
Zombie romance with a teen girl and a zombie falling in love!
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Originally Posted by Osiris3657 View Post
It genuinely looks like thousands of zombies have overrun and destroyed the city of Havana.
Nope, I'm pretty sure that's how Havana looks everyday.
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Interesante
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It's too bad he's passed away because Don of the Dead with Don Knotts battling zombies would be comedy gold!
Don Quixote of the Dead ................ and Sancho Zamba

This movie looks delightfully beany.
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Zombie romance with a teen girl and a zombie falling in love!
It's been done.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Boyfriend's_Back_(film)
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Re: Juan of the Dead

And the reverse has been done as well:

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already in post production folks... WARM BODIES

After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
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Juan of the Dead looks real legit. Comes out on Blu-ray in August, I think.
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It's too bad he's passed away because Don of the Dead with Don Knotts battling zombies would be comedy gold!
DON OF THE DEAD? Isn't that the zombie remake of THE GODFATHER?

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