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Not at all what I expected. I'm wondering if this is more of a prequel telling the authors story. Kinda tired of Turbo Zombies. It's bad enough that zombies don't ever get tired. Having them run is an unfair advantage. I'll reserve judgment until I see it.
Obviously it's (on the whole) not showing the events described in the book (which is excellent by the way.) Since the book is very intelligent hopefully this is to and not yet another poorly written zombie movie. I'm cautiously optimistic.
Since when were zombies army ants?
Scaling the wall did look a little odd but I do like the 'swarm' idea they have. With films like 28 Days Later with real actors they obviously have to maintain a safe distance from each other to avoid falling/getting trampled but if there really was a mass of infected people with no sense of pain/care about others it would probably look like a tumbling mass like in the trailer, yet again they would probably all trip up and crush themselves to death = movie over :)
The problem I have with it is these supposedly mindless killing machines working in tandem with each other.
If you had people crawling all over each other to get up a wall like in this trailer they'd collapse, like if you had a cheerleader pyramid where every cheerleader was scrambling to get to the top.
If it were possible to trample them to death or exhaust them it might make sense, but they seem unstoppable and I doubt any of them would just give up getting at whatever they're trying to eat.
The pile seems to be getting as big as it is because the ones at the bottom accept their role as the base, the same way ants do when working in a bivouac.
It strikes me as unrealistic considering their single-minded and greedy nature.
I think they can be trampled to death, I doubt this is the typical zombie shoot for the head affair but more normal humans with a single minded purpose so a bunch of them charging at a wall will have the ones at the front crushed therfor providing a higher base to climb e.g. Starship Troopers (the infected seem to charge in the direction of food no matter what). Having them work in tandum does contradict this however but we may be looking into it too much, you can see infected climbing what I assume are support structures so in the main shot it's more or less infected climbing over those who were already climbing the wall and most fall off because of this anyway. Perhaps the infected do have simple biological cues like ants, dumb on their own but work in fairly complex ways in a group.
I don"t think they are working together. The ones on the bottom arejust being crushed and climbed over. In the book they describe the ramping up they do to get over walls. It's not a conscious choice it just happens due to the sheer numbers. Like the fence on the farm The Walking Dead. The back of the herd just kept pushing til the fence broke down.
Man, I'm so sick of zombie movies, when are they gonna do something different with the genre?
Whaaa?!? Zombies aren't army ants!! This movie's gonna suck!!!!
Who exactly are you quoting there?
My estimate on the internet's general reaction.
Certainly not a certain red haired member of this site.
I haven't read the book, but I really liked the trailer even though I normally am not drawn to zombie films. A while back I saw a video of that really stupid show Deadliest Warrior with zombies vs vampires and Max Brooks as a guest. He compared zombies directly to a virus, or something along those lines, but this trailer struck me that way. The way the zombies are swarming and blindly rushing forward almost as a single entity with purpose made me think of them more as agents to spread a virus.
It's almost like if the zombie scenario makes humans the "white blood cell" trying to defend against a viral outbreak. The overhead shots also give this impression of watching cells being attacked and overwhelmed. So that said, I'm looking forward to it; as I mentioned I'm not a usually big zombie fan so any zombie trailer that manages to get me remotely excited is a good enough sign for me.
I want to see an end of the zombie apocolypse film, like what will humanity do once the zombies are all almost dead.