Friday, March 22, 2013

The Truth Behind Zombies (2010)

Number Rolled: 92
Movie Name/Year: The Truth Behind Zombies (2010)
Genre: Documentary
Length: 45 minutes
Rating: TV-PG
Director: National Geographic
Writer: National Geographic
Actors: Chip Bolcik, Wade Davis, Max Brooks, Kim Newman, Roland Littlewood, Ori Goldstein

Zombies. The mere word brings either chills or excitement or scholarly interest. I’ve had conversations about zombies with forensic dentists, retail personnel, environmental scientists, receptionists, lawyers, theatre personnel, and reporters. It’s a hot theoretical topic to discuss. More people than you realize are out there developing plans and strategies for a zombie apocalypse. It was even a reoccurring theme on the recent first season of “King of the Nerds” as well as in other TV shows such as “Doomsday Preppers” and the all-popular “Walking Dead.”

I am pretty much obsessed with Zombies. Romero is a god. I loved “Lollipop Chainsaw,” I have a bug-out plan with my boyfriend and a nearby friend for the possibility of an outbreak. I have the “Zombie Survival Guide” by Max Brooks practically memorized. So when I saw a documentary about the subject, you bet your ass I jumped on it.

What I want to know, my biggest question, is how National Geographic managed to make this subject so utterly boring to me. Of all the subjects for a documentary to make boring, how the hell did they do it with zombies?

I won’t lie. I fell asleep for about five minutes. This is my problem with documentaries, and why there aren’t that many on my Instant Queue. This was heavy on facts, but it felt like a boring high school lecture. You know, the kind where you really wanted to find a seat in the back of the room so that you could nod off without getting in trouble.

My suggestion? Hit up Wikipedia and you’ll learn more about zombies than this movie teaches, with less chance of falling asleep.

Overall Opinion – 1.5/5

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