Zombie Movies: A Disturbing Look into the Future?

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    I just watched "World War X," which I had hoped was a legitimate scientific thriller. Instead, it was little more than repetitive scenes of dehumanized zombies running amok and being slaughtered by the thousands. The popularity and proliferation of these movies makes me wonder if the deaths of millions in WW2 is likely to be repeated in the not too distant future.

    The consistent theme in these movies (and video games) is the "dehumanization" of other people, thus removing any moral qualms about exterminating them. Didn't this also happen in the mass killings of civilians in WW2?

    This is not a new idea, but it seems that we are becoming so numbed by the sheer volume of these images that their frightening implications are becoming increasingly portentous.
     
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    zombies do what zombies do...
    now we have to make zombie movies politically correct.
    they need to be more warm and fuzzy?
     
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    They just did one like that recently.
     
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    i just got started watching walking dead from the beginning....
    man they freak me out...
     
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    First of all, the movie is "World War Z", not "World War X".

    Reading too much into horror movies is always a pretty stupid thing to do.
     
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    Read the book.
     
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    The book is quite a bit better than the shitty movie was.

    How can you make a PG-13 zombie movie? It doesn't work.
     
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    They wasted some great source material in an effort to make an action film for Pitt and capitalize on the name of a very popular book. The only thing the book and movie have in common is the title.

    I could easily see a series of films based on the material in the book. The interview starts, fade to black, flashbacks with narration by the interviewee...
     
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    Warm Bodies
     

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