There’s a lot of zombie stuff out there, and most of it is crap. People like to jump on bandwagons and produce quick tie-ins rather than investing love and effort into their creations. Luckily for you, I’m here to help separate the wheat from the chaff. Check back every Thursday, when I’m going to share the coolest zombie-related creation I can find out there on the web.
The Zombie Creation:
This week’s creation, “The Walkie Talkie Dead” by Glove and Boots, takes a look at Rick Grimes’ usage of the walkie talkie as a lazy narrative device in The Walking Dead on AMC. It is, in a word, brilliant.
So What’s Going On?
If you watch AMC’s The Walking Dead, you’re likely familiar with the setup. Rick has given a walkie talkie to another survivor, Morgan, with whom he is trying to communicate. However, his attempts to talk to the other survivor are a lot less about reaching out to his fellow man than to act as a sort of diary entry. It’s a lazy narrative device, the writers are simply telling us what Rick is thinking rather than doing the hard work of establishing it through action, nonverbal communication, and dialog.
This video spoofs Rick’s monolog really well, focusing primarily on Rick’s talking on and on, never once taking his finger off the button and thus not allowing the man he’s “trying” to talk to to get a word in edgewise.
Let’s Talk About the Zombies
We don’t really see any zombies here, but the zombie apocalypse is pretty vital to the setup of the piece. Let’s just imagine those zombies are right outside the survivor’s door, and that Rick’s one-sided conversation has doomed him. That works for me.
Have you seen a great zombie creation out on the web? Are you working on the next great zombie MOC as we speak? Well you had better let us know right away, otherwise we’ll never be able to include it here.