Should begin by saying that I have not read the comic by Robert Kirkman, something I hope to solve in the next dates considering the rave reviews it is receiving. I surrendered, therefore, The Walking Dead (running at AMC Movie Theaters), simply logical expectation who expects to be a good series of terror, a genre that does not abound in the area of television drama, to which we had to add the presence of Frank Darabont as director and screenwriter. Has triumphed, has been successful and, fortunately, has been renewed. To me these six chapters left me a bittersweet taste.
AMC Movie Theaters is the U.S. network HBO wants to struggle to be done with a piece of cake hearing on pay TV. Does not, therefore, conventional series, and neither does the responsibility of The Sopranos or Boardwalk Empire. This is making the viewer through quality products, full of famous names in the template responsible. Frank Darabont is the director of The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist, and Robert Kirkman is responsible for the comic book series is based, praised by all sectors of the ninth art. The adaptation of his work was highly anticipated and seems to have met expectations. My previous approach to AMC Movie Theaters series was quite disappointing, since the remake of the legendary series The Prisoner (which hung in their critical day in my blog of the magazine’s Web Action), starring Ian McKellen and Jim Caveziel, and spy story Rubicon (AMC Movie Theaters) just would not let me satisfied. The Walking Dead I liked, but I had the feeling of attending a terrible lost opportunity, but I guess you have saved the best for the coming seasons. But there have been issues that I, for one, did not expect.
The zombie genre is extremely limited by the groundwork laid at the time by George A. Romero, to the point that no self-respecting post-production, film and TV, it seems to dare to skip those precepts. Romero was present in 28 Days Later by Danny Boyle and the Dawn of the Dead by Zack Snyder, two of the films considered unanimously. Like them, The Walking Dead takes the idea of a group of humans who survive the apocalypse, spinning those relationships that once those who attended the premiere of The Night of the Living Dead assumed as a perfect study of human behavior under certain situations. In this regard, Romero rushed for the idea in the second of his films, Dawn of the Dead from AMC Movie Theaters, with those characters held in the mall. Darabont, and Kirkman’s comic adapter, takes the alleged need to comply with the premise also to adjust the budget, and how could it be otherwise since there are many supporters of the show, diehard, who argue that The Walking Dead Version television, no further action because it is a story about human characters, not about zombies. I, assuming the principle, I miss more action, especially considering that from the point of view of his characters, the series is more than lame.
Indeed, I argue that there are not many interesting characters. In a large cast, I can only stay with the two policemen, and even the beautiful Sarah Wayne Callies, who stars in Prison Break (on AMC Movie Theaters) and emotional struggle of the guys, finally convinced. The other passengers seem mere lack of charisma and interest; hence my request comes more cane, more action and more zombies. And by the way, where is Michael Rooker?
Because, as I said before, being a product of AMC Movie Theaters, the series presents a perfect bill, and those first two episodes, full of undead, are certainly outstanding. As Darabont knew I had to win over the audience gave us a sprawl of decaying creatures and spectacular scenes, with that of the tank above them all. To the history of the family whose mother had been infected, and visiting her old home every day to the despair of a father and son, was brilliant.