Those with a keen eye for cgi will notice and be incredibly bothered by even trace amounts of the stuff in a horror film. Those who think CGI is a sexually transmitted disease will likely not be bothered by or even able to pick out such moments...although they may be likely to fear catching it. I'm sure most people reading this blog would take Savini over computer anyday. Although I guess George Romero no longer agrees....and that brings us to Land of the Dead.
Don't get me wrong, i'm a fan of the film, but good lord, the cgi throughout is almost unbearable at times. Until the coup de grace of bad cgi, where it's no longer almost unbearable.
So there's this dude who gets into a jeep and is suddenly grabbed on the shoulder by what we can only assume is a zombie.
He turns and we see that this is a headless zombie.
No brain, how do you kill this thing?! Welllll, turns out this particular zombies head is still hanging on by a thread. Suddenly, without a warning telling us to close our fucking eyes before the movie is ruined for us, which by the way is hard to do after seeing Asia Argento in a bra, a computer generated head swings its way back on and latches on to our hapless victims arm.
WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT
Ok, quick enough, shitty effect, lets move on to the next thing. But no! There's more! After the bite, the head swings back to its original place, and we get to see it all in all its horrible cgi glory! George Romero, what the fuck! Shame on you! I know you're an old motherfucker, but come on. If anyone should know better. Perhaps it was a good idea on paper? Perhaps? The Dead films were based on incredible practical effects courtest of Tom Savini. Why not bring him back for this one? Or was he too busy phoning in a sub-par performance in a b movie. The Ripper anyone? Kidding, I love the man, even if he is a prick...allegedly. Land of the Dead....good movie....bad cgi.
I think we all need this after that...