Debaser Film

The Dead Don’t Die

I had completely forgotten about this movie since being excited by the trailer when it had its theatrical release, and it came to mind yesterday and so I watched it, and overall I quite enjoyed it. I will say that the most enjoyable part of the movie for me was the first half hour, before any of the zombie stuff starts happening, when it just felt like a fun and quirky indie movie. The zombie stuff is hit and miss, but there’s still a lot to like, and the cast is of course amazing — and I gotta say that Iggy Pop kills it in his short zombie scene. I didn’t care much for what they were trying to say at the end about mass consumption though — it felt forced and not really in keeping with the rest of the movie. Watching this also made me realize that I haven’t seen Jim Jarmusch’s last few films (Only Lovers Left Alive, Paterson, Gimme Danger, The Limits of Control), and he was one of my favorite directors back in the day, so I now plan on catching up (well, post October marathon that is).

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.