4.5 Diary of the Dead Babhomet | 20/07/2009 | See all Babhomet's reviews (52) I would have given this one star were it not for his earlier and more fondly remembered zombie masterpieces.Oh Dear! George, what have you done? Firstly let me say I'm a huge Romero fan so when I read the negative reports on Play I aired on the side of caution, well they were right! So where to begin?It's cliched, it's corny and in some of the worst places reminiscent of a Uwe Boll film (House of the Dead. Alone in the Dark) The whole film just muddles along from one badly played scenario to the next, the action is obvious and the characters shallow, you simply just don't care about them. The camcorder is a nice idea but wheras in Cloverfield where it serves as your eyes and keeps you guessing, in this it just takes on an almost voyeuristic nature. The camera zooms in on people who've had to use guns or shoot people for the first time and does so with no subtly or compassion. In other words it never feels like a documentry but a movie that was high on ideas but low on budget. A wasted oppertunity I think.