“Dad and I have seen Planet Terror a trillion times. Shit, we’ve seen every zombie movie a trillion times, but everyone has his or her comforts.”
Arguably more than any other monster-based sub-genre, zombie stories work as metaphors. The living dead are an ideal blank slate, a useful way to work out other larger issues with the added benefit of a little splatter and gore. And what J R Angelella is trying to do here, by introducing his hero Jeremy through the conventions of zombie movies (or, rather, the conventions of zombie movies as set out by zombie movie Zombieland) on his first day of high school, is build a second layer of metaphor atop the first. A delicate zombie torte, if you will.
June 27, 2012, 5:38pm Comments