Today I saw War of the Worlds and Land of the Dead. Both were quite enjoyable.
Being someone who hates celebrity gossip/news, I try to avoid it like the plague that it is. That being said, Tom Cruise has made it very hard to not know about the impact Scientology has had in his life and how much in love with Katie Holmes he is. Fortunately for me, I try not to base my opinion of someone’s work on how over represented they are in the media. He is very good in this movie. He has a substantial character arc that leaves you feeling as though he accomplished more than the obvious at the end of the movie. The supporting cast is excellent with strong marks going to little Dakota Fanning and the kid that plays Robby (I’m too lazy to look it up). Best of all was Morgan Freeman’s recitation of passages from the book at the open and close of the film.
Land of the Dead finally gives us a Romero zombie movie with a decent budget. The actors are solid, the gore is there and there are socially relevant critiques…everything a warm body would ever want from a Romero movie, right?