All Of Us Are Dead Review: Any zombie story would be most relevant in the post-epidemic world. Or mid-epidemic depending on where you live. But something tells me that the inferior apocalyptic phenomenon that we all collectively survive is the most needed adrenaline shot for this genre for over a decade. Only high mileage filmmakers can get out of our new paranoia of infectious diseases. But what’s next? What happens when we experience something very bad ourselves and shrug our shoulders at the horror that occurs on our screens?
The zombie storytelling epidemic of what makes Donald Trump president for political satire – a catastrophic event that demands a constructive restructuring. The zombie type only saw such a change when Edgar Wright suggested it might be fun. Now, it’s time to dump her and move on.
But All of Us Are Dead is not a show that takes this genre to the next level. Not at least four episodes, during which it will (mostly) play by the rules. Or it makes you think. But a twist in episode five is something I have never seen before in a zombie story. Not only is this a frighteningly credible representation of the corona virus infection, but it also provides an interim boost of a good time for an event that does not really need one. You’ve already invested, it sounds like we’re all dead, go home now.
The 12-episode Korean series, on Netflix, nullifies the social inequalities exposed by the epidemic, while at the same time providing a strong commentary on the toxicity of the teenage experience. After all, it’s the most Darwinian set of all playgrounds, and the icy high school on all social icebergs. It is a continuous grip that sticks to the curriculum and is an instant buzzing show.
Zombies have been shown to have a measure of passion in the past — Zach Snyder did it last year — but it’s not like that. A teenage character wonders after a couple of episodes, “What if everyone in the world except us gets infected?” “Then we will be a minority. There is a way for minorities to perish.”
The pilot episode is excellent. It neatly sets the plot threads that start to make sense after a few hours. But since everything is very carefully drawn, the resolutions are very satisfactory. Although most of the characters are positioned as protagonists, the show makes it clear from the very beginning that death is a real event, one of them is schoolboy Jack Soo-hyok, who plays just like Brad. Vogue is coming to Bit for filming. He has an attraction to Nam-Ra who was elected class leader because his parents bribed the school.Xu-hyok’s best friend is Seong-chan, who has the same feelings as his childhood friend Ann-ja, who considers him one of the guys in a classic case of teenage distraction.
These are the four characters you spend most of your time with, thankfully, they are not an unbearable crowd. For example, HBO’s high school students in Euphoria are unable to see All Us Are Dead. Funnily enough, even though the children on this show are the same age as the children in Euphoria, the cigarette is only mentioned once, when the characters magnify it after one of them admits to smoking.
In a sense, All of Us Are Dead is the perfect marriage to the Korean new wave that started two decades ago, and it is the most healthy BDS-fueled pop-cultural Jaguar. The show has seemed a bit unfocused in recent episodes, however; But it’s fun, and when it wants to be, it’s truly heartfelt.
For example, nothing moves other than the story of the man who ‘created’ the virus. He, like the other three characters on the show, has a ‘villain’ presence. But the strength of the writing is that you don’t immediately recognize who I am talking about. They are human beings driven to the edge by a common impulse – survival. A thematically relevant idea for a show about the zombie apocalypse, you agree.
Since we’m all dead — most of its 12 episodes run for over an hour — it allows for some pages you would not normally expect in a story like this. For example, in an early episode, the trapped children not only openly discuss where they are going for a second, but also get together to set up a makeshift toilet where they are hiding.
At any given time, the author cheats on five to six separate episodes in Zion Seong, none of which are boring. And not all of them are set up within the school. The feature of a heroic detective who is engaged in the task of retrieving the laptop that holds the key to everyone’s survival is very interesting. Along the way, he picks up an over-enthusiastic YouTuber, the humorous cowardly ‘friend’ and a couple of kids, one of whom is a newborn. In another world, they would have been our heroes.
But they are deliberately shaping the view that we are all dead from the perspective of teenagers because even though politicians and military leaders do not realize it, their days are numbered. They don’t have to clean up their mess. Kids will, they certainly are not right.