Zombie Cliche Lookout: Positive Thinking
Conventional wisdom holds that there are two types of people in the world: optimists and pessimists. Pessimists generally hold that not getting their hopes up makes dealing with disappointment much easier, and makes wins that much sweeter. Optimists counter that seeing the good in the world lets them enjoy things more. Of course, people are a little too complicated to easily lump into binary conventions, but I digress.
I like to think that optimists will have a distinct advantage in the zombie apocalypse, and I’ve actually got a bit of evidence on my side. Most survival experts will tell you that the biggest factor in surviving a deadly situation is mental. If you can keep positive, you’re far more likely to get by. Of course, there’s also a part of me that says it really doesn’t matter how positive your attitude is when three dozen zombies are fighting over your lower intestine.
About this Episode:
I’m not sure why, but I’m a big fan of using little interlude/transition scenes in the comic. In this episode, it’s mainly to show everyone grabbing their weapons so they’re at least somewhat prepared for the impending zombie attack.
Discussion Question: Found Footage Films?
This episode’s question doesn’t have a thing to do with the episode or anything discussed above. What I want to know is what everyone here thinks of found footage style films. First off, let’s completely discount the fact that they’ve been completely overdone in the last few years. That’s a trend that I don’t want to hold against the films.
I’m pretty torn on this one. Most of these movies are just terrible. The “found footage” thing is generally just relegated to a stupid gimmick rather than being used to explore the story and characters from different and more intimate angles. There’s a lot of potential here, but it unfortunately seems to be completely unrealized.