Zombie Cliche Lookout: Facing Down a Gun
Okay, so this one is more of an action movie or western trope, but that’s no reason it can’t show up in a zombie flick. That’s right, I’m talking about the hero having to look down the long barrel of the bad guy’s gun while the bad guy makes some snide remark. Like a lot of other things we’ve been seeing lately, it’s there to show the hero’s total domination by the bad guy. Here he sits, on his butt, while his enemy stands over him with a sub-machine gun. All in all, not a great situation to find yourself in, but just par for the course for an action hero (as I have no doubt Clark imagines himself).
About this Episode:
Continuing along with these episodes, you can see Barb the background racking her shotgun like Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2. Yeah, I totally did that on purpose, because why wouldn’t I?
Also, this prisoner seems to be pretty handy in a fight.
Discussion Question: Amenities
You find yourself on the run in the midst of the zombie apocalypse, and the sun is setting. You need to find a place to hole up for the night – maybe longer. Let’s imagine you’re in some sort of suburban sprawl area. Think light to medium residential, commercial, and maybe some light industry (warehouses, and smaller manufacturing). You don’t have much in the way of supplies, so you’ll need to find someplace that you can get into without too much trouble, and that you can secure without any real tools.
What are you looking for? Are you going to try to camp out in a convenience store? Perhaps an abandoned home? A smaller business that people wouldn’t likely look (a print shop, perhaps?).
What factors are you looking for that invite you in? What might you see that would make you walk away?