Did You Notice This Episode Copied The Famous ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Attack
After an action-packed premiere, some fans were surprised to see an equally exciting second episode for TWD Season 8. In “The Damned,” the series used an attack initially formed in Dawn of the Dead.
The episode began with a glimpse inside one of Negan’s outposts. After it got a little too quiet over the walkie-talkie, the Lieutenant knew something was wrong. About that time, Aaron and a portion of Rick’s army arrived guns blazing.
This time, they used a method from the 2004 reboot, Dawn of the Dead.
TWD Uses ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Tactic
The original Dawn of the Dead comes from the late George A. Romero, but the reboot comes from Zack Snyder. The director is now best known for his work on Watchmen and Batman V. Superman, but he began with zombies.
In the film, the survivors—a nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, and a salesman—are trapped in a mall. When they decide to make a break for it, they take some time to create an armored vehicle with slots to use guns and chainsaws.
In the latest episode of The Walking Dead, our heroes use a similar method.
Aaron And Crew Kills Saviors Outpost
Aaron’s caravan roles up on this outpost in multiple vehicles and starts shooting. In the first episode, Rick and the gang only used the vehicles for protection. Now, Aaron and his tribe are using them for protection and a drive-by shooting.
Based on the new footage, it looks like the first steps between Dawn of the Dead and maybe even Mad Max. If the group continues to head down this road, they could eventually start using vehicles completely covered in protection.
After the initial bullets rained down on the Saviors, Aaron and Eric’s real plan kicked in. From here, they trapped in the group and then waited them out. At this point, it wasn’t clear what was going on, but then the dead started to rise.
Aaron and his group killed off the Saviors one-by-one. Then, the dead soldiers started to rise up and kill the other live soldiers. This is one of the most tactful ways we’ve seen Rick and his group attack the Saviors so far.
What did you think of this awesome plan and homage?
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