josebach wrote:Amazinz wrote:This is a silly argument but I'm going to jump in anyway because I'm bored.
Zombies, by definition, are not undead they are are soulless. So I think calling 28 Days/Weeks Later a zombie movie is correct in the traditional sense. It is not a zombie in the contemporary sense (Romero-style zombies).
I'm bored too. Where did you get your definition from? Dictionary.com, has this:
You're probably going to think I am a kook for refuting Dictionary.com but that is a slightly inaccurate definition. In voodoo the victim has their soul removed and are an animated body. They don't actually die in the process. And yes we're "arguing" about something that doesn't really exist but whatever. Maybe I'm wrong but that's my understanding and I'm sticking with it.
But for sake of argument, let's go with the Dictionary.com definition. I think you can make the argument that 28DL zombies are still traditional zombies because the virus kills the "person" and animates the body. The only difference is that they are not rising from the grave like the contemporary Romero zombie.
Also I should add that I had a better point than just arguing semantics. 28DL has had an incredible influence on the genre and the zombies in new B-horror flicks are starting to resemble 28DL zombies more than Romero zombies.