This came a bit as a surprise, since I knew Zack Snyder was a bad director, but had no idea he's an even worse DP! The movie is shot so artless and flat, it's almost MCU-like ugly. But then again, nothing to see here anyway. The most random episode of The Walking Dead feels more imaginative than the abomination that is called "Army of the Dead" (barely an army, by the way). Can't believe I wasted two and a half hours on another Snyder turd. Definitely the last time, quote me on that.
Some zombies jump around and some are dragging their feet, some do kung fu fighting while others hide under bales of straw. When there is no more room on foggy movie sets with green floodlights, the dead will clumsily walk the Philippines. Very hard to believe that Fulci even shot a fraction of Zombi 3. It's almost unwatchable, but still better than Fear the Walking Dead. I specifically went for the German dub, which increases the hilariousness by approximately a hundred percent. Quality time.
It took me some time to cherish how exceptional this film is. Like so many allegedly sophisticated people, I too thought of Sleepaway Camp as "problematic" or "questionable" (like being uncomfortably challenged by movies was something to avoid), when I first saw it about 20 years ago. Little did I know.
Although a lot of it might be accidental or unintended (two absolutely irrelevant categories in this respect), the standout qualities of Hiltzik's film are hard to ignore even if…
I expected this to be interesting and was still surprised how captivating it actually is (been watching all segments in one piece). It starts and ends with Fritz Lang – which is already great, of course – recalling a creepy encounter he once had with Joseph Goebbels, and talking about the emigration experience and feelings of estrangement that go with it. There are some not so astonishing problematic aspects, like a general sense of anti-Americanism, especially when Straschek comments on…