The Amusement Park

The Amusement Park ★★★★

An interesting experimental film from early in the career of the late George Romero. A little gift from beyond the grave and a lost treasure to those who held him in high regard. This is in line with his earlier works like Night and Dawn in terms of social awareness and allegories (but with sort of a twisted sense of humor), and it addresses a real problem: the seemingly discarded elderly and where they fit into society. Lots of clever imagery and symbolism here. Visually it’s a busy film and disorienting, so it was a rough watch for me at times. Definitely for Romero completists only, but I fall into that category so I’m happy this exists.

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