…and he approves.
Soak that in for a second, folks–this is important on two levels. One, they actually consulted the original director, a legend in his own right, about the remake of his earlier work. Two, they got his approval.
For his part, Romero found the movie to be “a true interpretation” of the original, not to mention “well-acted” and, perhaps the truest measure of all, that he “enjoyed the movie”.
This of course should come as a sigh of relief to fans of Romero’s work most everywhere–it certainly does for me–and gives me a whole lot of confidence going into this Friday’s opening day of The Crazies. Barring calamity, of course, we’ll have a review up for it right here.
Does this necessarily mean we’ll have a good movie, though? Even some of Romero’s oldest fans have been queestioning his judgment of late–let’s face it, neither Land nor Diary of the Dead could match the awe and majesty of Dawn and Night. Though they were still plenty good, it seems like Romero’s career has somewhat declined with age.
There will be, of course, only one way to tell, and that’s to let me go in ahead of you and let you know how it turned out. So keep it here, folks, as I take another bullet for you.