Hammy acting, with an EC Comics-vibe, but these exaggerations make it maybe the bleakest, most uncompromising dystopian film ever. Its very setting/concept enhances every glaring threat by Pilato, each sexual overture by the soldiers, as so inhuman, that it can only be the product of humanity on its psychological tether. It's a void in which a final scene of happiness is even a false comfort of bleak circumstance.
I disagree with the idea that there's no allegory here. The military (and to an extent scientific) characters clearly represent something to be punished and annihilated. And the more heroic characters are mostly coded to be members of groups considered to be oppressed. Setting that aside, I was particularly intrigued by the scenes with Bub; developing a zombie character hadn't been explored in previous 'Dead' films.
A great, gory and grimy zombie epic with solid direction and score. The FX are impressive and repulsive in equal measures. While the acting is somewhat hammy and lacking in certain respects most of the cast get it right considering the material. A real classic!
This is probably the most underrated of Romero's Dead films. Just as Dawn was a social commentary on consumerism and greed, this film is a social commentary on the heightened military presence and the fear of annihilation. The zombies are more stable than the people. Romero really should have been the person to make The Walking Dead.
Un des meilleurs films de zombie à ce jour ! La réflexion est brève mais vaut le coup. A l'heure où le zombie a envahi notre société pour être croqué à toutes les sauces, le film nous rappelle que les zombies nous enseignent beaucoup sur nous mêmes et notre société. Que reste-t-il de notre humanité quand celle-ci devient une minorité ?