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The Dead Don’t Die
« on: July 19, 2019, 12:26:18 AM »
Fantastic cast :)

Very on the nose, plodding stuff. Amiable enough. Wry knowing tone veering into smugness. Tom Waits was brill, liked his character’s commentary much more than the 4th wall breaks. 2 or maybe 3 star film. Don’t rush to see it.

Re: The Dead Don’t Die
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2019, 12:29:49 AM »
Shit reviews so couldnt be arsed to see it.

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Re: The Dead Don’t Die
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 12:56:48 AM »
Heard about it getting panned and realised it'll probably be on prime or netters soon enough so figured I'd wait.


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Re: The Dead Don’t Die
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2019, 05:54:45 AM »
It’s frustrating because everything is in place for a hugely enjoyable film.
But at some point he just decides he can’t be bothered. Some of the Meta stuff is irritatingly smug.
If it had an inch less of charm, it would be awful


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Re: The Dead Don’t Die
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 02:38:24 PM »
This was really wonderful. It's knowing and self-aware but I think that works and doesn't overstay its welcome. Especially as it contributes to one of the film's most poignant lines: "we've got to give it our best shot, but it'll still end badly". Really tender and loving overall, and unexpectedly whimsical and silly. I enjoyed it a great deal.

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Re: The Dead Don’t Die
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 11:20:46 AM »
I was put off this after the reviews were pretty mediocre but it was better than I thought it'd be. It's a bit frustrating though as it's not quite as good as it could have been, it takes too long to get going and twenty minutes could easily have been cut out of the first hour, and it introduces way too many characters and then barely does anything with some of them (having Carol Kane and Steve Buscemi in such a tiny roles seemed odd to me) but there is an awful lot to like about it, and though I was a bit confused by the meta elements initially they have a fantastic pay off. 7.2/10

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Re: The Dead Don’t Die
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2019, 05:50:10 PM »
Enjoyed it enough - I found the meta stuff a bit of a drag as it comes at a point where I was already disengaging from the film. The Man Who Wasn't There did some of this better.

Watchable, passes the time and I am glad he didn't just make a kooky straight zombie film to finance his next passion project, but instead retained lots of very odd stuff that I felt drifted into the realms of the Twin Peaksian.

Re: The Dead Don’t Die
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2019, 12:14:03 AM »
What a waste of Bill Murray this was. I think he was trying for the same, droll "Steve Zissou" vibe he used in his, er, Steve Zissou film but it just didn't work here. The Darth Vader guy was useless, and I'll never forgive them for that Star Wars reference. And the zombies were shite. Awful.