It's several years after the horrific events of "Day of the Dead" and the world (as humankind has known it) is merely a memory. What's left of mankind has taken refuge in a fortified city while the walking dead roam the vast wasteland beyond. The wealthy and powerful few maintain an illusion of life as it was, dwelling high above the city in the exclusive towers of Fiddler's Green. On the streets below, however, the remaining, inhabitants eke out a desperate existence.
The kingpin of this walled city is Kaufman (Dennis Hopper) who controls the supply of essential supplies via a hardened group of mercenaries headed by Riley (Simon Baker) and his second-in-command, Cholo (John Leguizamo). These hard-bitten fighters run retrieval missions outside the city, protected by their massive armoured vehicle, Dead Reckoning.
But things are changing. Unrest and anarchy are on the rise among the city's disenfranchised and outside, the army of the dead is changing, evolving, learning to organize and communicate.
When Cholo commandeers Dead Reckoning, intent on extorting Kaufman and his cronies, Riley must rally his rag-tag fighters to stop Cholo and protect the city from the army of evolving zombies storming its weakening perimeter.
What the critics are saying:
"Fans of the franchise will appreciate its inventive gore and digs at the US government, but if you've never heard of the series it still works as an above-average actioner."- Andy Jacobs, BBC Movies"It's good to see [Romero] back in the genre he invented with Night of the Living Dead, and still using zombies not simply for target practice but as a device for social satire."- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times"With this film director George A Romero has once again put himself in the forefront of this genre, not just for the visual aspects of the horror of a world of undead, but to look a bit deeper at modern life with some subtle social and political statements being made."- Gary van Dyk, The Argus Tonight
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