Zombie Cliche Lookout: Someone is Looking Out for Me
While it is by no means limited to zombie or even horror stories, the last minute save from a hero (and that’s a bit of a stretch in Brent’s case) is a well established trope. It looks like things are about to get really bad, and the good guy shows up just in time to take a shot and save the day.
Want an example? Let’s stray from zombie movies and pick something completely different. I’m going to go with the assault on the Death Star in Star Wars. While Luke is focusing on the exhaust port, Darth Vader is getting a target lock on him. Luke is about to get shot down, except that Han Solo and Chewie show up just in time to knock Vader out of the way and let Luke get his torpedoes off. Boom, no more Death Star (until the imperials rebuild, of course).
About this Episode:
At this point, using the red bush for gore has become almost a cliche, but you know what? I think it’s awesome, and I like to use it every opportunity I get.
On an unrelated note, the zombie’s feet in that last panel makes me smile.
AMC’s The Walking Dead returns this Sunday. Like always, we’re going to be doing full reviews of the show, but there’s going to be a slight change this time around. I no longer have cable, and will be purchasing the episodes of Amazon or iTunes when they become available. That means that some of the reviews might be a little late. However, Evan has volunteered to handle some of the reviews as well, which means they’ll be out earlier, and you’ll get a different perspective, which is always cool.
Discussion Question: Zombie Defense Weapon
Since the last episode’s discussion kind of turned into this anyway, I’m really interested to know what everyone’s preferred zombie defense weapon is? There was quite a bit of talk about shotguns and their various pros and cons, but I want to open this up to everything, including non-firearms if that’s your thing.