Originally Posted by c.kingsley
I didn't like WWZ, I'm not a fan of zombies that are super human. They're supposed to be dead so the danger comes from the overwhelming numbers not from speed or power.
The definition of "zombie" is the issue here. Originally it was a walking corpse but now it gets attributed to anything that is basically a mindless human who tries to eat brains. Most of the time current interpretations (especially fast versions) just mean someone gets infected by a disease or virus that turns them into an unstoppable psycho 30 seconds later. They are barely "dead" long enough to qualify as undead or a zombie and most movies treat zombification like this:
"Argghhh my arm got slightly nibbled!"
*pass out for 30 seconds*
Having a separate classification for humans that just get infected by a virus that turns them into a cannibalistic psycho, might be a better way to go these days. Irony being that TWD adheres to zombie fiction more than most contemporaries yet it adamantly refuses to use the term.
The Last of Us on PS3 had one of the better uses of modern-day "zombies" with an almost plausible origin story and smartly did not call them zombies at all.Edited by VisionOn - 11/16/13 at 5:05am