The Dead Don't Die movie review - Aussieboyreviews
DOES THE ALL-STAR CAST POWER UP THE ZOMBIE STUFF IN THE DEAD DON’T DIE?
Unfortunately not, but this engaging zombie horror-comedy is still fair and likeable. Teens will likely enjoy The Dead Don’t Die, but it’s too violent for kids.
The ordinary and quiet town of Centerville finds itself battling off the zombie apocalypse when the dead start rising from their graves.
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Cast: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Tilda Swinton, Tom Waits, Danny Glover
Writer: Jim Jarmusch
Release Date (Australia): 14 June 2019
Runtime: 104 minutes/1h 44m
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film features a zombie apocalypse and death.
People are attacked and eaten by zombies, accompanied by blood and injury detail. Zombies are decapitated and shot.
The film contains several uses of the word “f**k”.
A zombie’s buttocks are briefly depicted.
R (for zombie violence/gore, and for language)
Aussie boy's thoughts
For a zombie horror-comedy with such big stars and talents, there’s a major lack of jokes and flesh-eating tension. Jim Jarmusch’s direction and execution of the story definitely worked out better than the style he decided to write it in, but it’s really not that much fun.
The big stars in the film like Bill Murray and Adam Driver certainly make it more watchable and worthwhile. However, it’s exactly the well known cast that grips you in; the real disappointment is the way their characters were written. The humans and zombies deliver performances just as good as any other zombie flick, but the execution can’t save the extremely poor writing and lack of charm we usually receive in these types of movies.
Most of The Dead Don’t Die’s attention goes towards movement, and there’s a severe shortage of absorbing dialogue. All the flaws and the strengths blend together and work out just finely, but to fans of the cast and other zombie comedies, you’re likely in for a disappointment.
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