I am the worst sick person ever, I absolutely hate it when my body fails me and I always try to push myself before my body is genuinely ready to perform, which just makes me even more tired and cranky as a result. Joy! So with my movements slower than a snail and my ability to do much of anything at an all time low, I have been forced to grab for the cope dope and waste an otherwise spectacular weekend doing three parts of fuck all and wishing that my bones didn't feel like they were turning to dust under my skin.
But, if you are going to live in the Central Highlands area of Victoria, you have to prepare yourself for these inconveniences, because it doesn't matter how well you prepare and how many vitamins you push into yourself, you simply cannot outrun a cold or flu forever. In fact I lasted a whole month longer than I did last year, so that's saying something. Nope, nothing to do but ride it out, every boring, aching, minute of it.
Release Date: 2004
Rating: R 18+
Running Time: 101 mins
Zac Snyder's homage to the great George Romero classic was always going to be a huge undertaking; cult film remakes often receive mixed and tepid responses. In my mind, Snyder's version only enhanced what Romero had laid down previously and offers viewers an A grade standard version of a B grade cult classic.
This movie is high tension gore-filled horror, less then ten minutes in and it's zombie apocalypse time. The zombies are fast moving, the infection is fast spreading and the hordes rise quickly which gives the film an ominous urgency. Our surviving characters take refuge at a local shopping mall (an obvious nod to consumerism) as they try to hatch an idea to escape from the city and their own inevitable doom.
Ving Rhames rehashes his 'too tough to talk' role that he seems to play in every film he is in, and Sarah Polley does a decent job of the unlikely heroine - Ana the nurse.
FINAL SAY: Get down with the sickness
3.5 Chili Peppers