History Film / LandOfTheDead

10th Aug '16 7:34:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* CannotCrossRunningWater: Subverted. Initially Pittsburg is one of the last human cities defended from the zombie hordes because it's protected by rivers on two sides, which zombies are afraid to cross. Eventually an intelligent zombie named Big Daddy dares to take the plunge and leads the rest across the river by [[WalkDontSwim walking on the bottom]].
22nd Mar '16 12:09:21 PM lolface123
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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Kaufman begins losing it when he sees that the army of zombies have carved their way into the city and coming straight for him.]]
--> '''Kaufman''': "''You have no right. No right''".
5th Dec '15 2:08:58 PM YT45
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** Kaufman's pistol is a Walther PPK, the same gun favored by James Bond and, more notably, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Adolf Hitler]].
5th Dec '15 2:06:51 PM YT45
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* CoolGun: Big Daddy picks up a Steyr AUG and figures out how to shoot it. Charlie uses a WWII-era M1 carbine. Slack picks up an HK [=G-36K=] from the armory, which indicates that Germany's firearms industry is still alive, well, and exporting long after the zombie apocalypse.
5th Dec '15 2:01:15 PM YT45
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** Subverted with [[spoiler: Cholo]]. He refuses to be killed before becoming a zombie because he, [[IronicEcho "always wanted to see how the other half lives."

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** Subverted with [[spoiler: Cholo]]. He refuses to be killed before becoming a zombie because he, [[IronicEcho "always wanted to see how the other half lives.""]]
5th Dec '15 2:00:32 PM YT45
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--> '''Charlie:''' Are you any good with that kid, 'cause I'm real good with mine.

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--> '''Charlie:''' Are you any good with that kid, 'cause that, kid? 'Cause I'm real good with mine.



* IronicEcho: After being bitten, Cholo briefly contemplates suicide, but decides against it. He says, "Fuck it. Always wanted to see how the other half lives."



** Big Daddy performs two: First on a zombie that has been reduced to a severed head (he smashes it), and then on a flaming zombie, who he shoots with a machine gun.

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** Big Daddy performs two: First on a zombie that has been reduced to a severed head (he smashes it), and then on a flaming zombie, who he shoots with a machine gun.rifle.



** Subverted with [[spoiler: Cholo]]. He refuses to be killed before becoming a zombie because he wants to see what it's like "on the other side".

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** Subverted with [[spoiler: Cholo]]. He refuses to be killed before becoming a zombie because he wants he, [[IronicEcho "always wanted to see what it's like "on how the other side".half lives."
28th Nov '15 12:03:18 PM morenohijazo
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* TheJaywalkingDead: The massive truck Dead Reckoning graphically dispenses with plenty of zombies.
26th Oct '15 8:54:34 PM notShemp
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* DevouredByTheHorde:
** While Mouse is waiting for the money drop-off, a group of zombies that Big Daddy is leading towards the city happens to be in the area and Mouse gets surrounded and devoured by them.
** When the citizens are trapped trying to leave the city due to the electric fence, a huge crowd of zombies heads towards them. [[spoiler: While fireworks were used to distract the zombies, the zombies no longer pay attention to the fireworks and they continue heading towards the citizens. By the time Riley and his crew arrives at the fence, they were too late to save the citizens as the zombies were already devouring them.]]
12th Aug '15 10:04:42 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Land of the Dead''''' is the fourth movie in the ''Film/LivingDeadSeries'' written and directed by George A. Romero.

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'''''Land ''Land of the Dead''''' Dead'' is the fourth movie in the ''Film/LivingDeadSeries'' written and directed by George A. Romero.



* BaseOnWheels: A very small-scale example is the Dead Reckoning.
* BigBadEnsemble: Kaufman and Big Daddy.

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* %%* BaseOnWheels: A very small-scale example is the Dead Reckoning.
* %%* BigBadEnsemble: Kaufman and Big Daddy.



* TheBigGuy: Pillsbury. And how.

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* %%* TheBigGuy: Pillsbury. And how.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Kaufman.
* DeathBySex: With LesYay, no less.

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* %%* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Kaufman.
* DeathBySex: With LesYay, no less.DeathBySex:
** A lesbian couple is killed by the invading zombies when they're distracted while making out with each other.



** Note that [[PlotHole this makes absolutely no sense]], as the poor live in a large, open city with little but wooden doors and some inadequate fencing to protect them while the rich live in a large, solid building only accessible by (guarded and presumably locked) stairwells and elevators, and even the most intelligent of the zombies should have no clue that the rich people are the ones they should eat, [[{{Anvilicious}} but there was a point to be made, darnit]].



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Pillsbury]].
** You can make a good case that the zombies are the ''heroes'' of the movie.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Kaufman at the end when Big Daddy gets his payback.
** Also, the soldier who prepares to toss a grenade at a cleaver-wielding zombie, only to have his hand chopped off and then fall on top of it so the grenade blows him apart.

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* %%* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Pillsbury]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** You can make a good case that the zombies are the ''heroes'' of the movie.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard:
Kaufman at the end when Big Daddy gets his payback.
** Also, the The soldier who prepares to toss a grenade at a cleaver-wielding zombie, only to have his hand chopped off and then fall on top of it so the grenade blows him apart.



* MeaningfulName: Paul Kaufman. The Kaufmann family is very prominent in UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} where the first [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaufmanns Kaufmann's Department Store]] was before expanding into a long running chain and eventually being absorbed by [[http://www.macys.com/index.ognc Macy's]]. The name Kaufman literally means "merchant" in German.
** And there is a mentally challenged man named [[FlowersforAlgernon Charlie]]
** Also, Fiddler's Green, which is described in myth as an afterlife that has earthly pleasures, but isn't heaven. One poem places it "halfway down the trail to hell."
* MercyKill: Big Daddy performs two: First on a zombie that has been reduced to a severed head (he smashes it), and then on a flaming zombie, who he shoots with a machine gun.

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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Paul Kaufman. The Kaufmann family is very prominent in UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} where the first [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaufmanns Kaufmann's Department Store]] was before expanding into a long running chain and eventually being absorbed by [[http://www.macys.com/index.ognc Macy's]]. The name Kaufman literally means "merchant" in German.
** And there There is a mentally challenged man named [[FlowersforAlgernon Charlie]]
** Also, Fiddler's Green, which is described in myth as an afterlife that has earthly pleasures, but isn't heaven. One poem places it "halfway down the trail to hell."
* MercyKill: MercyKill:
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Big Daddy performs two: First on a zombie that has been reduced to a severed head (he smashes it), and then on a flaming zombie, who he shoots with a machine gun.



*** Subverted with [[spoiler: Cholo]].

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*** ** Subverted with [[spoiler: Cholo]].Cholo]]. He refuses to be killed before becoming a zombie because he wants to see what it's like "on the other side".



* NotUsingTheZWord: Zombies are referred to as "Stenches." The series tradition for this trope is, however, pointedly subverted by Kaufman, who uses the word while picking his nose.
** The photo booth also averts it, having a sign that says, “Get your picture taken with a zombie.”

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* NotUsingTheZWord: Zombies are referred to as "Stenches." The series tradition for this trope is, however, pointedly subverted by Kaufman, who uses the word while picking his nose.
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nose. The photo booth also averts it, having a sign that says, “Get your picture taken with a zombie.”



* StabTheScorpion: While in the countryside, accomplished sharpshooter Charlie starts to menacingly point his rifle at Slack, but fires just past her ear. Then we see the zombie that was standing behind her fall to the ground.
** Then [[CallBack humorously returned]] when Slack fires at a zombie just past Charlie's ear, nicking him in the process.
* TooDumbToLive: Pretty much everybody when outside of Fiddler's Green. You'd think that, years after the zombie invasion, people would have gotten more skilled at fighting them, even if only through sheer selection pressure. People still spray small-caliber rounds in the general direction of zombies that are only stopped by head shots, fail to properly clear out infested buildings, [[LetsSplitUpGang split up the gang]] etc.

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* StabTheScorpion: While in the countryside, accomplished sharpshooter Charlie starts to menacingly point his rifle at Slack, but fires just past her ear. Then we see the zombie that was standing behind her fall to the ground.
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ground. Then [[CallBack humorously returned]] when Slack fires at a zombie just past Charlie's ear, nicking him in the process.
* TooDumbToLive: TooDumbToLive:
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Pretty much everybody when outside of Fiddler's Green. You'd think that, years after the zombie invasion, people would have gotten more skilled at fighting them, even if only through sheer selection pressure. People still spray small-caliber rounds in the general direction of zombies that are only stopped by head shots, fail to properly clear out infested buildings, [[LetsSplitUpGang split up the gang]] etc.
12th Aug '15 10:03:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* PapaWolf: Big Daddy.
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