I'm sad to report that this movie was not very good. I wanted it to be good, I wanted it very much. Alas, it wasn't.
It pains me very much to say that the remake of George's Dawn of the Dead is at least 10 times better than this was. How hard is it to make a good zombie movie? I would think George, who is by all accounts the master of the genre, would have done alot better.
Other than characters and situations that I just couldn't give a damn about, there is some general movie stupidity involved. For instance, in order to show that these people have lived with zombies for some time now, George invented a new name for them to use when referring to them. Only once is the word "zombie" used by a character in the movie, every other time they are referred to as "stenches", which is pretty fucking stupid. Also, fireworks are called "skyflowers." I don't know if creating a little bit of mythology was supposed to lend believability to the situations, but it just ended up sounding silly. Then there's the tank/truck named "Dead Reckoning" which everyone in the movie called by name every time. "I'm gonna go grab my pepsi from Dead Reconing," "Whoa, nice driving, way to handle Dead Reckoning," etc. Stupid. Who does that?
In short, the movie had a great concept but suffered from extremely terrible execution. The sad thing is how many people I read saying that they absolutely loved it -- I'm not even sure we saw the same movie.
I did love the navel ring thing though, that was pretty cool.
I give this movie 2 nyquil liquigels. It earned an extra one for the navel ring. Oh and another extra one for Asia Argento (when did she drop the D' ?)