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6/25/13 7:09 P

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Such a great audio book! Mark Hamil is the soldier at Yonkers and Henry Rollins is the the hired body gaurd at the celebrity zombie proof house.

That is cool that they will be making more! I am going to see it soon.

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6/25/13 5:49 P

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Wild74- I was kind of in your boat- I so loved the book! I have the audio book to listen with hubby on our next long car ride- Once he finds out Mark Hamil reads a chapter, he is so in (My guess Henry Rollins does Yonkers?)

So, I did some back ground checking. I guess this is suppose to be a franchise, and they want to make 2 more movies. From what I could gather, a lot of the parts the book lovers like me loved (like Yonkers) may be in the sequel. Which would be awesome. If they incorporate the book into the sequel, I would be a little happier. I just don't want all of those great ideas never to hit the screen.

And, I will totally back BPU on this, it is nothing like the book- so when things do happen, I didn't see it coming (kind of like non-readers and game of thrones). And, it had an interesting couple ideas that weren't in the book. So, it might be worth a peek if you go in kind of thinking of the book as ideas to come later.






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6/25/13 12:23 P

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Like I said, no great plot twists you don't see coming (or at least that I didn't) but it did have a different "take" on things. I enjoy that.

I'm possibly going to see it for the second time this weekend. (A friend wants to see it and asked me to go with her)

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6/25/13 12:20 P

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BPU,
Be glad that you saw the movie first and not read the book. I will still go see it and try to separate it from the book. The book is amazing and fun to read. I even have it on Audio book and on my Ipod. To hear all the celebrities acting the parts....Mark Hamil and Henry Rollins. I am so glad that you liked the movie. I will go and see it, because you made it sound so new. emoticon

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6/25/13 9:33 A

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No sorrys!!! emoticon I just thought it was kind of funny that what you didn't like was some of what I did. Different strokes and all!

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6/24/13 9:55 P

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I didn't mean to sound super harsh in my review-I went back and toned it down! I think I needed a snickers ;p

I think this is going to be a divisive movie for horror film fans- it just wasn't for me, my husband was indifferent (but he's not a huge horror fan), and people definitely liked it it the theater.






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6/24/13 7:59 P

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Everything you don't like are things I do. Granted I do not have the book for comparison but I try to always take movies and books as separate entities.

Each our own.

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6/24/13 4:16 P

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So, I have to offer a different opinion. I read the book, and I didn't like it. there were some aspects of the zombies and their infection that I didn't like. My biggest problem was it could have been an epic sweeping zombie tale instead of an American 28 days later. It just wasn't for me.

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6/24/13 11:22 A

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I have read the book. More than once. I also have it on audio cd. I love the book. I am scared to see the movie. I need to have an open mind.

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6/23/13 2:06 P

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Glad to hear the movie is worth a watch, haven't read the book.

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Haven't seen it or read it.

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6/22/13 11:07 P

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I have the book, too... bought it a LONG time ago... and still have not read it. I do want to see the movie, tho, BIG TIME NOW! Maybe a splurge for my hubby and me soon. :)

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6/22/13 10:09 P

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Let me start by saying that I have NOT read this book. I just bought it a few weeks ago and have not had time to get into it.

I'm glad I didn't get to read this. As I LOVED the movie. The plot was a bit thin and I didn't find it all that "scary" but it was great entertainment. There are actually some very funny parts. There are also some really good "jumps".

I am so glad hubby and I decided to spurge and see this on the big screen.


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