Hollywood wasn’t as influential as many expected during last year’s US election. Reduced expectations continue at the box office:
“Batman Begins” took in $26.8 million to remain the top movie for the second straight weekend, but it could not keep Hollywood from sinking to its longest modern box-office slump.
Overall business tumbled despite a rush of familiar new titles—“Bewitched,” a “Love Bug” update and the latest zombie tale from director George Romero.
Zombie tales just won’t do it for your jaded modern viewer. What they crave are reanimated zombie dogs:
Scientists have created eerie zombie dogs, reanimating the canines after several hours of clinical death in attempts to develop suspended animation for humans.
Those alive-yet-zombified hounds could be a metaphor for Hollywood itself. Besides Team America, what was the last good movie you’ve seen? Also, if you’re of a mind, suggest a plot for a modern-era war movie, perhaps following the style of favourite WWII epics.