LAND OF THE DEAD (2005)
George Romero's big return to the genre he invented is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland inhabited by the walking dead and a small number of the living trying to lead "normal lives" in a fortified city. Ultra-rich despots dwell luxuriously in the high-rise buildings, while common folk survive on the streets. When zombies learn to communicate and evolve to develop a military strategy, a group of mercenaries must save the city — and the remaining dregs of the human race — from a violent end. As with his previous entries in the zombie genre, Romero mixes the gore and thrill of the undead with a not-so-subtle social critique. The top-notch cast includes Simon Baker, Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento, Robert Joy and John Leguizamo. DIR/SCR George Romero; PROD Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann, Peter Grunwald. Canada/France/U.S., 2006, b&w/color, 93 min. RATED R
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