The Problem With Zombies
It’s not a problem with zombies per se, but how the spread of zombieism and attempts to contain and combat it are portrayed.
I think we can all agree that an outbreak of zombieism would be an unsettling development, to say the least. But that the emergence of this disease would destroy, literally end, modern civilization is really just preposterous. Unless the disease was spread by some airborne pathogen, which we all know zombieism is NOT how it is transmitted, it would be just too easy to contain the disease, to quarantine groups, even large groups of people.
Without going to far down this road, I’m sure we’ve all pondered the hows, whats and whys of a zombie plagued world, just about any well organized group of people could create a zombie safe area. Don’t even get me started on how easily the military would be able to handle the situation. I’m not suggesting it wouldn’t be frightening and tragic, but come on people.
All this comes up because I watched the first six episode season of The Walking Dead. I may be bothered by the set-ups and intellectual frame work of post-apocalyptic zombie movies, but I sure do love them. And The Walking Dead is pretty darn good.
Season two started this weekend, some might consider the appearance of zombies a bad thing, but not me!