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03 December 2005 @ 12:50 pm
braiiiinnnnses...  
I watched Land of the Dead this morning. That's what I do. Saturday morning: wake up, eat a potato, lie on the couch, watch zombies attack the city. I have a new crush now:
"Jennifer Baxter ("Knockaround Guys") is always recognizable at Big Daddy's side as Number Nine, a blond, track-suited corpse with one cheek missing and the habit of cocking her head when confronted with new ideas." -- Reeling
Oh, Number Nine. If I were leading a zombie army on Seattle, you'd be my right-hand girl.

Zombie movies always leave you with more questions than answers. A town full of zombies wandering around plaintively, waiting for the ice cream truck--what do they subsist on until it arrives? It's not like they're *cannibals*. But they keep staggering gamely from one day to the next, learning to play the tuba, keeping the lawn mowed. And what's the deciding factor between whether you become a zombie or zombie kibble? I guess it's how quickly you can sprint away when mortally wounded. Because if you don't pick up your bitten hand and run, you won't be intact enough to reanimate. They'll rip you apart and slurp you down like Ramen noodles.

Mmm, Ramen. Time for lunch.
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Sharp Tonguesharp_tongue on December 3rd, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
*giggles like a foo' and wants to be one of your zombie hoards*
Anna S.: claudia-blackeliade on December 3rd, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
I will train you and arm you, and you will be the zombie that other zombies fear! Your mother will be so proud. I can almost see her now, standing on the porch and waving good-bye, wiping away one precious tear from her--EAT HER! BRAINSSSSSS!
Sharp Tongue: Reindeer Snape/copperbadgesharp_tongue on December 3rd, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
*drools and lurches forward obediently, waving extra arms* Braaaaaainsss...
Kitestringerkitestringer on December 3rd, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
Heh, I just watched that movie last weekend—one of the gorier zombie movies I've seen, like, *ever*. Anyway, it seemed like they could slurp quite a bit of you down and still allow you to become a functional zombie—you could pretty much just be a torso with a head and most of two arms and still manage to scuttle around and attack people and eat their braaaaains.

Ah, zombie movies. They're an important part of my weekend, as well. *g*
Anna S.: alien reseliade on December 3rd, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC)
Anyway, it seemed like they could slurp quite a bit of you down and still allow you to become a functional zombie—you could pretty much just be a torso with a head and most of two arms and still manage to scuttle around and attack people and eat their braaaaains.

True, true--but the scuttling torsos were rare on the ground and there was quite a lot of rendering going on, fingers flying left and right. Though it makes sense; we were focused on the Army of the Mostly Intact Undead--this doesn't mean there aren't plenty of reanimated chunks back home, lonesome and wishing they could be in on the action.
Kitestringerkitestringer on December 3rd, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
Yes, and now I'm wondering exactly how important it is for zombies to be able to feed upon the flesh of the living. Reanimated chunks wouldn't really have that much of a chance in a competition for food against the Army of the Mostly Intact Undead.

And if feeding *is* important, why? I'm reminded of the zombie in the remake of Dawn of the Dead that's basically a reanimated head in a cooler. It clearly had nothing to feed on in there! And what would happen if it did? Whatever it ate would just come right out its esophagus!

Like you said, more questions than answers...
Dana Y. Kujan: julia/avadana_kujan on December 3rd, 2005 09:23 pm (UTC)
This entry made me giggle like an idiot.

I haven't seen Land yet, because we're always woefully behind in our viewing. We only saw Sean of the Dead a month or so ago. It was a lot of fun and funny-- just not as funny as your post.
Anna S.: cat_chickeneliade on December 3rd, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC)
I can be pretty funny, for the undead. *modest* And if I could only perfect my ability to stand upright, the audience might even be able to hear my jokes through the microphone!
miriam heddymiriam_heddy on December 4th, 2005 03:48 am (UTC)
Knockaround Guys was really cool. If you haven't seen it, it's worth seeing.
Nickcoconutboi on December 4th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
I thought it was a pretty decent Zombie movie... Other than it didnt have a strong plot... it just kinda existed... even still, I think I was pretty happy with it. It was a little different take on zombies... not being completely mindless and all. And I mean com'on John Leguizamo.

I myself wouldnt mind staying human. And maybe hitting a few back with Mike... when he's still alive and not mauled by the zombie under the counter (I am thinking of the right guy right?) Yeah.. that would be nice.

Why is it the cute, innocent boys always die first? Damn you Cholo... DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU
girlguidejonesgirlguidejones on December 5th, 2005 01:24 am (UTC)
The zombies are busy planning to attack Pittsburgh....