NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 3D
Reviewed by: Donny Broussard
What's it about
George Romero’s classic zombie flick gets the remade into a doorstop...I mean into a direct-to-DVD stinker.
Is it good movie?
Before I get started on this review I want to get something out in the open. THIS MOVIE SUCKS! Director Jeff Broadstreet took advantage of the fact that “Night of The Living Dead” is in the public domain, and gang raped Romero’s zombie classic.
This terrible movie starts out with Barb (Brianna Brown) going to a funeral with her brother Johnny (Ken Ward) when they realize that a bunch of extras in really bad zombie makeup are at the cemetery and just might eat them. So Johnny, who realizes he’s on the wrong set jumps into his Mini Cooper and heads of to find the “Italian Job 2” set leaving Barb to fight off the angry extras on her own.
Then the most amazing thing happens to Barb, she runs into Ben (Joshua DesRoches) and the two of them make it to a safe-house filled with marijuana as well as pot head Jason Mewes wanna-be actors that can’t deliver a single line of dialogue. Then, Gerald (Sid Haig) the mortician enters into the fold as the only actor that can act, and he still can’t save this flick. Also the 3D in this film was just an excuse for the actors to wave inanimatet objects at the camera. Not one shot of zombie brains or flying heads....not one!
The worst part of the flick though is the smoldering pile of shit script the actors had to guide them on their quest of ruining a classic. So I guess you can’t blame the actors for the terrible performances when the dialogue they are spurting out is so bad that I thought I was watching a Ulli Lommel film. The only good thing that I can say about this total waste of time is that the DVD comes with 4 pairs of 3D glasses.
The bottom line is that I would rather watch “The Notebook” with my wife than sit through this flick again, but on the bright side, Broadstreet should try to make a deal with the U.S. government because forcing iraqi soldiers to watch it would definitely result in their surrender.
Video / Audio
Video: Looked great, but the movie still sucked.
Audio: Loud and clear, but the movie still sucked.
Audio commentary with director Jeff Broadstreet, screenwriter Robert Valding and actor Sid Haig - I’m not a big fan of commentary, and this one made me love the fast forward button.
Night of the Living Dead 3D behind-the-scenes featurette - This was more entertaining than the movie itself, maybe they should have sold this as the main feature and added the movie as a special feature.
Q & A with the filmmakers and actor Sid Haig - This was cool because it’s fun to watch Haig talk.
Filming in 3-D - Again, this was better than the movie, and because it was pretty short is worth watching. Someone should start a petition to make the filmmakers rethink the release and let the special features take the lead.
Theatrical trailer, TV spot and radio spot - Exactly what it sounds like.
3-D still gallery - I usually forward through these and this one was no different. There are some neat pics but nothing special. Although still better than the movie itself.
Bloopers - This was kinda lame, but again better than the movie.
Avoid this movie like the plague!