Interesting Take on Genre Filmmaking
While I'm not the biggest fan of the era of cinema this genre film celebrates, the resulting mish-mash of nostalgia and sleaze is a wild and often fun ride. The Robert Rodriguez-directed zombie flick is the standout, featuring a collection of outlandish characters and effects. That film and the following, more talky Tarantino film don't exactly fit well together, but, taken separately, they each hold their own merits. The Rodriguez film is more fun and schlocky, while the Tarantino film is smarter and more thematically-rich.