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Thread: The Dead Don't Die (Jim Jarmusch)

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    The Dead Don't Die (Jim Jarmusch)


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    I wonder why a movie with that cast has not come to my area. Then I remember that it's a JJ indie style meta zombie movie being released amongst blockbusters in June.
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    Its actually playing in 690 theaters this weekend, up almost a hundred screens from last weekend. Maybe it'll come your way soon?

    I saw this a few weeks in Boston- and as much as its accessible Jarmush, its still his general deadpan indie, with a bit of a "fans only" approach to the material. He's getting the gang back together, in a sense, to riff on a type of film and inject obsurdity, but doesn't have too much to say about why previous zombie films exist nor why the dead in this film do what they do. I still enjoyed the picture, mildly, but I know its one I can hardly recommend to anyone I know.

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    I sure hope so. Maybe one day I'll live in a town with a decent cinema.
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    A frequent rift between me and most film buffs is that I'm really not a fan of Jim Jarmusch, and this happens to be one of his worst efforts. I get the feeling with most of his recent work that he relies so completely on filling his films with cool people and in-jokes that he forgets to give them meat and soul.

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    What about Broken Flowers?
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    Quote Quoting Wryan (view post)
    What about Broken Flowers?
    Ok, that one is good.

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    This was coasting along nicely on 3.5 stars for me with its first two acts, feeling like minor but still charming Jarmusch, in which his comic deadpan still tickled me pretty well ("Chardonnayyyy") along with some self-aware spins on the genre. Alas, the third act starts to actively lose even that lowkey energy and humor in favor of an emerging statement, and then the last 10 minutes just hammers the audience home that statement, in the same manner of Adam Driver repeatedly cleaving away at an undead's head with a machete. 2.5/5
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    Does this play as a horror movie at all?

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Does this play as a horror movie at all?
    No.

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