Well, we are at the end of another round of Alphabe-Thursday, and today we end with the very popular letter Z!!!
Several years ago I wrote about my loathing of Zombies. The entire concept of Zombies and their little falling of bits and pieces are just gross.
Now, of course, zombies continue to thrive, on the television - The Walking Dead - more trash novels about zombies (including zombie love interests - the mind boggles and the stomach simply GAGS at the thought!). The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, both by Max Brooks have a cult following, so much so, that a major motion picture was made. With Brad Pitt in the lead, no less.
But, even Brad Pitt could not breath life into this Zombie movie. It premiered, it went to video, and pretty much, I think it is staggering around the cable stations, no doubt leaving little bits and pieces of itself here and there. I am assuming Zombies don't smell great, and I think perhaps the WWZ movie may be a little stinky too.
I confess, I read both the Survival Guide and WWZ - at my son's request - and since he and I share a love of comic books, I obliged. We have had some strange and interesting conversations about the books. He says the movie is a dud. I refuse to look at it. So, I will take his opinion as my own, since he knows how I feel about those Z people (and Brad Pitt for the matter!) The Zombies are disgusting and the Pitt is just too pretty for my taste. Anyway, I digress.
I continue to hope someone will be able to explain to me the fascination and fan craze for the Walking Dead.
Oh, a little bit of trivia - Max Brooks is the son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft. I would love to hear the conversations in their house while Max was growing up. I'd like to think it was a bit like mine and Elliott's - because we had, and continue to have a great time talking about the ZZZZZZZZZZZZs.