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Zombies - too convince?

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Are zombies too convinceinal in media today to matter? I remember liking zombies in the 80s when it was silly fun in Return of The Living Dead, and again in Shaun of the Dead, which was just a love letter that got dark at the end. But everything I watch with zombies falls apart past the first viewing. It's too bland a premise to carry a story without a lot of more interesting plots that don't focus on the zombies - such as in this game.

Zombies are everywhere. It's like the world of the Walking Dead, except its just poorly written rehashes of other things:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Zombie Titanic
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

So what do you think? Too convince? Convention me of your stance.

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  • Zombies are pop culture in america its been this way for decades
    there were zombies in that movie^^

  • I love zombie fiction.

    But.... I have to admit, there's more than a little over-saturation at this point.

  • @Master of Aeons said: It's too bland a premise to carry a story without a lot of more interesting plots that don't focus on the zombies - such as in this game.

    Well, good zombie fiction has pretty much always been more about the personal stories of the survivors than the zombies themselves. That goes all the way back to Romero's Night of the Living Dead. The zombies are just the catalyst that bring out the darkest aspects of humanity. So when it's done well, zombie fiction can offer some pointed social commentary as in the Living Dead series or a deep exploration of human psychology and relationships as in The Walking Dead.

    Unfortunately, like so much genre fiction, it's also very easy to do badly. It's relatively easy for film makers to shoot a zombie flick on a small budget because all you really need are a bunch of extras in makeup and a place to shoot. So yeah, the genre is over-saturated. Which I suppose is appropriate for zombies when you think about it.

    I actually thought Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was a pretty cool idea. But again, it's one of those things where it's not that hard to just throw some scenes with whatever monster into a classic book or historical event. So there have been about 1,000 knockoffs cashing in on Seth Grahame-Smith's success.

  • @Master of Aeons said: Are zombies too convinceinal in media today to matter? I remember liking zombies in the 80s when it was silly fun in Return of The Living Dead, and again in Shaun of the Dead, which was just a love letter that got dark at the end. But everything I watch with zombies falls apart past the first viewing. It's too bland a premise to carry a story without a lot of more interesting plots that don't focus on the zombies - such as in this game.

    Zombies are everywhere. It's like the world of the Walking Dead, except its just poorly written rehashes of other things:
    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
    Zombie Titanic
    Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

    So what do you think? Too convince? Convention me of your stance.

    I see what you did there.

  • I don't think you know what the word you used means.... >_>

  • @Matrox Yang said: I see what you did there.

    Oh thank god.

  • @Master of Aeons said: Oh thank god.

    Oh whopse, lol. I thought the same person made both, as if they finally realized they used the wrong word and tried again, yet still failed to use the right word.

  • Lol speaking of abraham lincoln vampire hunter (lol I wish i knew where hollywood bought their weed) i saw a movie on netflix called abraham lincoln vs zombies or somthing like that :) the titles themselves are so stupid i have to chuckle

  • @Master of Aeons said: So what do you think? Too convince? Convention me of your stance.

    Please... put the glue down and back away slowly. I expect some intelligence on this board.

  • @Cyreen said: Please... put the glue down and back away slowly. I expect some intelligence on this board.

    I hear ya, I hear ya. That's what makes sarcasm and irony so hard: there needs to be a certain level of intelligence to understand. We need the intelligence high.

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