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Discussion in 'Euro Horror' started by inkmachine, Aug 30, 2009.
And that's what makes it stupid.
It's so jaw droppingly unexpected that when you first see it you question if this is REALLY happening,it's great.Also,it's really very well done and looks dangerous (it IS a real shark).In a day where anything can be done (for better or worse) with CGI, seeing a real hands on effects/stunt gag like this is a real charge.Cool !
Stupid or not, it's great!
Think I liked it when I first watched the Roan Group laser back in the day. Haven't seen the movie in a good ten years, however.
It is one aspect that I absolutely loved in World War Z. Underwater zombies - very unexplored by Hollywood.
Yeah, there really is an odd, surreal power to the image of a zombie moving underwater. I think underwater it stops them from seeming lumbering or Parkinsons-ish and gives them an unrelenting sort of grace. They just sort of flow like some unstoppable current. It's one of the reasons I love SHOCK WAVES so much.
There are a couple of extensive underwater scenes of zombies in Zombies of Mora Tau, where a hoard of 'em attack deep sea divers. It's all faked though on a somewhat elaborate set (considering the budget) where they shot the camera through a fish tank and gave the divers bubble blowers on their back.
The whole thing was great, like the underwater scene in an episode of the 60's Batman. But every review I read decried it. It's such a bizarre scene, from the late fifties no less, how can anyone not get some level of entertainment outta it?
This is my favorite scene in Zombie, of course due in part to the topless scuba diver. That said I really enjoy Shock Waves much more as a movie which further explores the underwater zombies.
I never took this scene seriously, but have always enjoyed it. I guess it does sort of detract from the "seriousness" of the film, but along with the eyeball scene it is one of the things people always remember.
I can't remember all the details, but one of the interviews on one of the ZOMBI 2 discs had a really funny story about the shooting of the scene--I think the actress was crying for help and both of the male leads tried to jump in and get her, with both of them ending up needing to be rescued themselves. I think one of them hit his head on her scuba tank or something, and I can't remember what happened with the other.
Silly but cool
After many years and numerous viewings I still think it's a little dumb. That's not to say I don't like it.
I love the music, the way it is "staged" and the pay-off.
Don't forget Zombie Lake!
'Course, it maybe should have been called Zombie Swimming Pool, cause the underwater shots were a little obviously not in a lake, but still, underwater is underwater (plus lots of topless chicks).
Haven't gotten around to this one or Shock Waves yet. I know, disgraceful!!! I should turn in my Nazi/zombie/nudity/eurosleaze loving badge for that.
Cool? Not exactly.
it was pointed out to me that the shark is ripping the zombie's left hand off of his right arm.