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message 1: by Richard (new)

Richard I dropped stars 'cause he ignored basic physics. Dunno where underwater, frozen and dismembered zombies are getting all those calories from!

message 2: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey Considering the defiance of physics inherent in basic reanimation, I figured that I'd let him slide regarding that particular point.

message 3: by Richard (new)

Richard That's why I like the virus-based zombies best. They at least have a veneer of plausibility.

message 4: by Brian (new)

Brian Aubrey - have you read The Walking Dead serial graphic novels (a.k.a. comics)?

message 5: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey I'm afraid I tried to once, but I couldn't get past the artwork. Also, I hear that the spoilers are pretty devastating, so I'd rather watch the series without constantly dwelling on what could possibly happen, going by the comics. I may pick it up once the series has finished.

message 6: by Brian (new)

Brian True, true - too much to be spoiled. I am glad AMC made the change away from Darabant (sp?); the show is much better now.

Having read the series up to its most current issue, I can't imagine how they will be able to incorporate what happens in the books into the show. Exciting!

message 7: by mark (new)

mark monday Throwing some historical trivia around and characterizing via stereotypes does not a multicultural collection of voices make.

^this. yes.

it is certainly what made the sequences set in Japan problematic for me.

message 8: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey Blind samurai, and blind samurai's assistant. Really? Sigh.

message 9: by Jason (new)

Jason However, by making the US once again into the "hero", in addition to crafting each voice from a recognizably singular mold, they displayed their inherent biases as a journalist born and raised in said country.

This is probably true. But I think Cuba comes off as the real hero (in a way) by serving as the jumping-off point for the final phase of the war.

Nice review.

(I don't love The Walking Dead, though> I'm not sure why.)

message 10: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey Thank you, Jason, and did it? It's been a while, so I don't quite remember.

message 11: by Jason (new)

Jason Cuba was like the initial safe-haven because it was well-managed due its dictatorial status, etc. But yeah, ultimately it was the Americans who planned the final "let's get 'em" phase. But I guess you could say they wouldn't have been able to do that had it not been for the Cubans.

Something like that.

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