Sunday, August 4, 2013
Brainzzzzzzz Nom Nom Nom
I would like to offer a positive interpretation of zombie-themed literature, film, and television shows. You could say that they are apocalyptic and symbolic of a postmodern world where people become the walking dead, unaware of their surroundings and guided by their basest desire for death and destruction, consuming the brains of the living. And, they are. They are also quite post-race, post-gender, post-social class... Usually those differences matter very little in zombie films. And, zombie films remind us that humans' most important attribute that makes them humans and distinguishes them from most other animals (some animals have complex brains too) is their brains, their minds, which they maintain through connection to other people, not other zombies.