Originally Posted by oink
I like the Carl Lewis
kind of zombies.
Snyder's DotD re-make really benefited from it.
When they are molasses-slow, it's hard to believe they can sneak up on ya.
And disbatching 'em is too easy...even a kid can do it.
Only if he has the gun Shane gave him...
The thing I liked about the zombie genre was the allegorical potential. Romero had it with Dawn of the Dead, how we are trapped by our consumerism. I like the angle that modern society is filled with living zombies. People not paying attention to the world around us. How many times have I ran into a neighbor, or aquaintence, at a supermarket or seen them next to me waiting at a light and you can hardly get their attention because they are stuck in their own world or routine. We are so out to lunch, and physically challenged, we cannot even stop an apocolypse one zombie at a time. Zombies are the day to day burdens and pressures, if you don't pay attention to them they gradually build up - and then you are screwed.
Fast zombies are obviously more threatening, but to me, just a basic movie/action device, and easier to fall into a Resident Evil franchise lack of meaning crapfest.