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Thread: Updating my Zombie Plan. So what's yours?

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    Re: Updating my Zombie Plan. So what's yours?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dudley View Post
    I don't have a zombie plan, but after reading this thread, I'm wondering if I should start working on my moose plan.
    Damn right you should!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Beardsley View Post
    What's the plural of "moose"?
    Meese.

    And Mak? That trick never works.
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    at a 2010 talk MCed by Stephen Colbert.

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    Comet, by the way, is the name of an electrical stall.
    Not to mention a spotlight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Beardsley View Post
    It's a Comet. Ejected from Jupiter.

    Comet, by the way, is the name of an electrical stall.

    You see, it all falls into place!
    Well, it falls. I won't say into what.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    Not to mention a spotlight.
    A spotlight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Well, it falls. I won't say into what.
    Are you dissing my incoherent ramblings? The burden of proof is on YOU to prove me wrong when I said... er, whatever it was I said.

    Anyway, about those zombies...

    I saw 28 Weeks Later at the cinema when it was released, and found it a huge disappointment - discussed elsewhere. Has anyone who didn't see it at the cinema since seen it on DVD? If so, what did you think of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Beardsley View Post
    Anyway, about those zombies...

    I saw 28 Weeks Later at the cinema when it was released, and found it a huge disappointment - discussed elsewhere. Has anyone who didn't see it at the cinema since seen it on DVD? If so, what did you think of it?
    Funny you'd mention that. I saw it was available in Netflix recently and I remembered your review. I debated about whether to put it in my queue, but the other choices at the time seemed a bit weak, so I went ahead.

    It was bad. For anyone who cares:

    SPOILER WARNING!!!

    I noticed the same issues as you, but there were some other points I didn't like, some technical, and some which just might be illusions of my own biases. For instance, the first time we see "international" troops, they all appear to be American, and we see them laughing while standing in a dead city. Now, I know people laugh, but that just seemed like a dig, as if Americans wouldn't be absolutely devastated if this had happened. It also appeared almost all of the Americans were complete morons, though that probably was required in order to advance the plot (if they had done anything right, there wouldn't be a story).

    On to the technical:

    Some of this goes back to issues with the prior movie: The infected seem to gush blood, but manage to survive for an amazingly long time. The virus seems to infect nearly instantly (far too fast for any physical process). The infected only go after the non-infected (pretty impressive genetic engineering for a "rage virus").

    Back to this movie: Given the incredible effectiveness of the virus, I can't imagine that they would be so quick to bring more people in. If there was live virus anywhere and it got out, it obviously wouldn't take much to destroy the entire world's population. I'm sure there would be a massive blockade to keep terrorists or the power hungry away from the shores. But, if there were troops, they would no doubt have hazmat gear. There would certainly be regular drills for them and the civilians, to cover what would happen if there was a breakout. Of course, we didn't see any of that.

    When they brought the infected woman back (which was crazy) it was even more ridiculous that there neither was a guard or even effective containment. It is absolutely insane that her husband could just walk in with his badge, and there wouldn't at least be sirens going off back at the control center.

    Then, when he starts killing, at night, they respond by herding people together and turning out all the lights. I suppose that was supposed to increase the suspense, but obviously, the first thing you would do is turn on all the lights. Of course, you've already covered most of this, but it made me angry that they were herding people into a tight, unprotected underground area, closed the (useless) gates, walked away, and turned the lights out. I honestly don't know how much more ridiculous it could get than that.

    That's about the point where I lost interest. I watched it in bits and pieces after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    I honestly don't know how much more ridiculous it could get than that.
    By just quoting this line, I don't have to worry about spoiler warnings.

    But yes indeed. I am getting so fed up with moronic films and TV series in the SF/horror genre.

    The one thing I was happy to overlook in the 28 Later series was the speed of the infection. It was dramatic, and the alternative would have been a retread of the "what do we do with our friends who have been bitten?" thing in the Romero films.

    I agree with your other additional points.

    But what am I doing calling it a series? 28 Days Later was a one-off film, very stylish, and original-feeling even if it was heavily inspired by Romero. 28 Weeks Later was a bad piece of fan fiction which does not count.

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    A spotlight?
    Yes, I do Stage Tech at school, and most of our spotlights are a make called the Comet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    Yes, I do Stage Tech at school, and most of our spotlights are a make called the Comet.
    Not quite the answer I was hoping for. You said,

    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves
    Not to mention a spotlight.
    and I said,

    Quote Originally Posted by Me
    A spotlight?
    You were then supposed to say,

    I told you not to mention a spotlight!
    but either you didn't know or you chose not to.

    1970s humour. Probably.

    ETA Mind you, it fits the electric universe idea. Except that I'd forgotten about it.

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    I did not know, but that would have been very funny!
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    If the Universe is electric, what happens if you trip over the cord?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    If the Universe is electric, what happens if you trip over the cord?
    I re-fuse to answer that.

    (Sorry, I've just got up.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose View Post
    I'd love to see those "concerned mothers" start whining about Autism from the zombification vaccine while they're having their brains sautéed by what used to be their neighbors.
    They probably would claim the vaccine is dangerous, and cite the 10% mortality rate in this thread as evidence.
    A: "Things that are equal to the same are equal to each other"
    B: "The two sides of this triangle are things that are equal to the same"
    C: "If A and B are true, Z must be true"
    D: "If A and B and C are true, Z must be true"
    E: "If A and B and C and D are true, Z must be true"

    Therefore, Z: "The two sides of this triangle are equal to each other"

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    Wow, an 12+ year old zombie thread.

    I see posts by Mak, Mike and Henrik. Good to see a piece of them still lives. Posts by Moose, Paul and others that are hopefully still doing well. I wrote a review of a movie I didn’t like and can barely remember. Clearly it didn’t make much of an impression.

    It feels a little strange this time looking at the past.
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    Well, this thread may be more timely than you think, what with the coronavirus and all. We're basically living the opening of World War Z.
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    Meanwhile, the people who lived through the middle ages would be laughing at us.

    "What? You shut down your civilization over something that only kills 3% of the sick? We call that Tuesday! Now, the Black Death, there was a real plague."
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    I'm old and infirm. I'll put up a sign reading "Eat Me First".
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