George A. Romero gave birth to a genre that has become a mainstream sensation in today’s videogames. I believe it’s about time George A. Romero gets the respect he deserves when it comes to the undead and videogames.
Thank George A. Romero for zombiessss!
Love the man, even like his recent movies.
How can you say that. Diary of the Dead was simply dire. The guys last good zombie flick was Dawn of the Dead in the 70's.
My favorite was Day of the Dead. I am just so in love with the concept, thought the execution could have been so much better. The zombie kills were not as good (who can forget the screwdriver kill from Dawn) but they were more gory. Land of the Dead was alright. I just saw Survival, and it was not as bad as I thought it would be. I have seen far worse zombie flicks.
Hear hear. And a round of applause for Tom Savini while we're at it.
Agreed. Without Mr. Savini, the world may have never known the joys of killing zombies in absurdly awesome ways.
He deserves respect for the original dead trilogy, and for the fact that he was the pioneer for the genre.... But to be honest, all of his latest movies have been pretty poor. Land of the Dead had a good budget and was not too bad but was below par, Diary of the Dead was a bit crap but was watchable.... but by Survival of the Dead (which was a pile of shit), I think it is clear that he is better off being remembered and respected for the originals... and hanging up his zombie killing shotgun and calling it a day!
i agree...he's been missing rather than hitting lately..but you can't fault the man..most of his movies do have some social commentary in them..i think it would be great if he could team up with a great director to polish his ideas...
Agreed, I owe a huge bloody chunk of my youth to Romero's original trilogy but I choose to thank him by forgetting every movie he's made since 1990.
Zombies were around before Mr. Romero..but he did create the zombie we all love to kill and dismember today.. im a zombie fanatic and have been one since i was a youngin... hmmm..and im not all f**ked up and killing people and doing dumb sh!t...i wonder how the mainstream media would spin that.. regardless... Thank you Mr. Romero!
this whole fad started with Danny Boyle's 28 days later
28 days later is my favorite zombie movie man.. if a zombie apocolypse did happen.. it would happen exactly like that haha
I think it is a younger generation thing. I am 36 and I grew up on movies like Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead... Games like Resident Evil were in fact influenced by Romero... These influences were clearly stated by the developers. Many people look at Romero's Dawn AFTER seeing the remake and they think it is slow... But I feel Romero's version squashed the remake in every singe way... It was just an awesome time... the late 70's... The films story (in a mall), the gore, the awesome Goblin music... Also, if you listen to the DVD Commentary on 28 Days Later Danny Boyle and the rest of the bunch mention George Romero a ton. They even talk about Bub from Day of the Dead... Look at The Walking Dead... Frank Darabont praises Romero in many interviews. And mostly all of the reviews on imdb talks about Romero and how the series has "Romero zombies" featured... The dude clearly made an impact... My article is just stating that I feel that if Romero didn't set up the framework with Night then I doubt we would have the genre... Zombies were around before Night, but Night left its mark... As well as Dawn and Day... And while his previous work is not as good, you can't take Night, Dawn or Day away from him... Those 3 movies left a huge impact and paved the way for movies like 28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland, etc... And lastly I agree with a lot of you... Tom Savini should also receive huge praise... His makeup in Dawn was great, and Savini's/Greg Nicotero's Day of the Dead makeup also rocked!!! Day of the Dead still some of the best zombie makeup if you ask me...
i loved the newer dawn of the dead! the part with the armored bus with chainsaws out of the sides was crazy when i was a kid.
I actually think that few game titles have lived up to the standards which Mister Romero established with his movies. Especially with recent entries like L4D and COD zombie mod, there is no sense of survival, just shooting up things. @Kon: Right now people are making too big an issue over the kid in the trailer to really ask about gameplay. Dead Island does look promising, but I doubt they'll go a route that offers a finite number of zombies and victims, then invest in the crowd and behavioral AI needed to pull it off. Really doubt anyone has the skill to do that honestly.
Dead Island is here to change this.
George with a wunderwaffle :D
his legal team tried suing dead rising and lost. They can go fuk em selves.
Sorry but you are wrong... George A. Romero does now own the rights to Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead or Day of the Dead. Romero did not try to sue anybody... Richard P. Rubinstein owns the rights to Dawn of the Dead... So you can say that Richard P. Rubinstein's Legal Team tried to sue Capcom and lost...
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