tapehead wrote:Ok - I always thought the fact that Dawn of the Dead is set in a shopping mall was more than coincidental, and maybe in the remake it kind of is - maybe I'm reading too much into it to think that Romero is doing a bit of satire in his own way with these movies - I saw the Land Zombies getting organized and rising up against Fiddler's Green as an extension of that, as well as Romero playing with the Zombie formula. At least he is changing the zombie concept in ways more interesting than the guys who re-released the original.
He does. It is. You are.
I'm not a huge Romero/zombie guy or anything, but his social metaphors have been pretty well documented. It goes all the way back to the original Night of the Living Dead, where the black man is shot through the window by the white guy, who just assumes he's a zombie trying to attack the white woman inside.