BEST ZOMBIE KILL:
A zombie gets it's arm torn off, then shoved down it's throat! Say 'Ahhh...'
Let's put a teen movie, a comedy and a bunch of zombies into a blender and hit puree... what comes out? Dance of the Dead, that's what! The undead have risen again, and this time they have their eyes set on the prom! That's right boys and ghouls, it's prom night and with everything on your mind you totally forget about the undead uprising... oh to be young again.
With a premise like that, you can't help but to think that this flick is going to be a complete waste of time, but it isn't. Not to say that this is the best zombie flick ever, but it's quite enjoyable. Unlike many new age zombie flicks, this one doesn't take itself too seriously, and that makes it easy to get into the story.
Going hand in hand with a good bulk of undead movies out there, the acting in this flick isn't anything special. A bunch of good looking teens with no major performance flaws round out the cast in this flick. All around it does a decent job on all parts, and it's not hard to overlook some of the hiccups along the way.
There's some cool action in this movie, if you're willing to see that it's not meant to be realisic. There's a nice mix of 'funny' and 'cool' in the action squences, which is hard to pull off in Zomedies. It's quite satisfying to see a group of teens armed only with gerdening implements battle the undead. Dance of the Dead deliveres action, gore and laughs in a delicous salad of brains.
When the prom ended, and we went home alone (once again), we have to admit that we were strangely satisfied with this flick. Perhaps it is because most attempts at Zomedies aren't as great as we'd hoped, and we were surprised how well the 'teen movie' aspect fit into this project. By any means this flick wasn't great, but it was decent and worth a viewing in our eyes. We can't make this a must-see for you deadheads, but we can nudge you towards it if you are in to mood for a less than perfect zombie flick.
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