It’s only May, but I’m pretty sure I’ve already seen the worst movie of 2008. No, as much as I panned Speed Racer (and have yet to see it), I was pretty sure that one would just be laughably bad, not truly, painfully bad. In fact, it’s rare that I see a movie – especially this early on in the year – that I’m confident will be the worst movie of the year. Usually a film has some saving grace, or at least I can foresee other disasters coming down the road.
It doesn’t help that I had expectations for this film. Not high expectations, mind you, but a certain level of, “OK, this can’t be that bad,” when I stuck the DVD into my player. George A. Romero is the father of zombie movies, having created two all-time classics, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead. His new zombie movie, no matter how stupid it looked, couldn’t be that bad, could it?
It could, it was, it is. George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead is most likely the worst movie of 2008. It is so bad in every conceivable way that I’m amazed I sat through it all. It’s like a bad car wreck – I just had to keep watching – but in hindsight, I wasted ninety minutes of my time. There’s nothing more I can really say, but you can read my full Diary of the Dead movie review here.
Diary of the Dead arrives on DVD on May 20th, 2008.