The Dead Don’t Die (2019) is another that I added to my 2019 watch list, and I wish I had left it off. I figured since it stars Bill Murray and has a nicely star-studded cast that it’d be worth my time. Wrong.
It’s just weird and not really funny. I get black comedy aka dark humor, but I’m not getting this. Billy Murray is extremely dry, even his sideways glances and normal witty punches fall short, leaving me with a raised brow. Now, Tilda Swinton, I’m impressed with her portrayal of Zelda Winston, and I think she’s the saving grace of this fiasco.
Oh, yeah, and Iggy Pop. His zombie was spectacular. As I watched him, I kept wondering if he was wearing makeup or if that was his natural pallor. Iggy in the diner is one of the few spectacular scenes in the entire film (plus ones that Tilda dominates).
When I thought it couldn’t get any worse, black powder came of the zombies when they were killed or injured. I guess it makes sense. This movie went on and on and on, and with thirty-seven minutes left, I wish I was a zombie so I could be decapitated. And then out of nowhere a UFO flies in as Bill Murray and Adam Driver are discussing the script. Seriously?
Don’t waste your dollars with The Dead Don’t Die. I give 1.5 out of 5 Stars.