Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated was a huge disappointment! And i’m actually pretty bummed about that, because i had been looking forward to this movie for a couple of years now. The concept sounded brilliant, and i was really excited to see artists from all over the world pay tribute to Romero’s classic film. In execution however, the movie failed miserably and was just dismal.
The idea was to combine all manner of claymation, animation and illustration inspired by Night Of The Living Dead, then arrange it as a sort of visual art gallery synced to the film’s original audio track. The result is an inconsistent mess. One minute you could be watching a beautifully experimental bit of animation and the next you might see someone playing with Barbie dolls.
And while you might expect some disparity as a result of all the different art styles, the film seems to have suffered from a clear lack of vision. It’s as if too many artists worked on a single scene while other parts of the film were completely forgotten. I just think the movie would have benefited from better preparation, direction and editing… not to mention a more discerning selection process for contributing artists.
Best Scene: There was a brief bit of animation that looked like a cross between the artwork of Shag and The Flintstones. I think it may also have been the only scene to use some color.
Worst Scene: Oh boy. Okay… well, one of the worst featured Furbys painted like zombies or something. I think it was supposed to look as if they were eating each other, but instead it just looked like a pile of malfunctioning toys.
A Copy, Right?: At least the fact that Night Of The Living Dead is in the public domain means that projects like this even have a chance.
Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated
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