Los Angeles Times
Zombie fiction doesn’t make any sense
I love zombie movies.
However, there are several points about zombie fiction that my mind refuses to acknowledge.
I watch a lot of zombie movies, always with different people, and these same details no one wants to explain to me because ‘it’s just fiction’ they said.
I secretly still want to understand some points.
Zombies never ever finish their meal
Let’s make an example.
Our movie opens with something pleasant.
Milla Jovovich dressed in mildly inappropriate fashion.
Immediately a zombie runs out of nowhere and ‘bwaaggh blarr gwaaahggg’ try to eat someone’s head.
The biggest problem for a non-zombie is becoming a zombie and zombies are driven only by base hunger.
So if all they want to do is eat you, why are there so many zombies around?
Shouldn’t cities in movies be full of skeletons all over the place and such?
That would make sense for me.
Where does the food go?
I don’t understand the simple problem of zombie biology.
If they consume flesh, it needs to go somewhere.
World War Z made reference to their stomachs exploding but no one on camera has addressed it.
Why is this question important?
It’s about a fictional world in which the primary danger to the very existence of humans as a species is a thing that uses eating as its chief weapon.
There should be a stunning amount of zombie poop all over the world, shouldn’t?
The Walking Dead has brought this up a number of times and it was a big part of the 28 Days Later: can you cure a zombie?
Of course you’d want to get rid of whatever it is that makes you a zombie but after you die, start eating people and been shot a few times, maybe it’s better leave it as it is.
I clearly don’t understand why the zombie apocalypse instills so much new faith in medical science in cures them.
Zombies chase the most dangerous food
When we are hungry we have lots of choices, so why don’t zombies?
I like the idea of be a zombie in general but of all the things you could mindlessly eat, why choose people?
And if they prefer to eat people, why don’t they eat each other?
How they know who is already a zombie?
I remember that the movie ‘Shaun of the Dead’ they suggested that just acting like a zombie was enough to getting past them.
I like to think that if I were a zombie I’d just spend my existence eating oreo and goldfish.
the world must know the truth!