Geoff Ramsey works at a company that makes movies out of video games, otherwise known as ‘machinima’, for a living. So obviously, when he heard about the trailer for Dead Island, he had to watch. Now, if you haven’t seen the trailer for Dead Island, you must. The internet is going gaga for it. It’s more of a CGI film than a video game trailer as there is absolutely no gameplay footage shown whatsoever. It’s about 3 minutes long and in those 3 minutes you care more for those computer generated characters than you do for any real life actor on the Walking Dead.
Now it’s important to know that Geoff has a daughter. It’s also important that you know that the Dead Island trailer follows a young girl being chased by zombies. The girl eventually gets bit, turns into a zombie, attacks her father and he her father throws her through a hotel window. The girl falls many stories to her death. Well technically she’s already dead but, anyway, fun stuff!
Back to Geoff now, who apparently cannot watch anything that depicts violence to little girls regardless of it being 100% fictional. He makes it only seconds into the video and proceeds to shut the video off and have a fit. To be honest, I did feel for the guy a bit. I mean, he obviously loves his daughter and it’s always nice to see someone feel genuine human emotion in the cold, heartless wasteland known as the internet. On the other hand though, it’s a CGI TRAILER FOR A VIDEO GAME. A video game! I love video games as much as the next person and I know art can invoke emotion but again, this is a video game. It’s not art. Roger Ebert said so!
So, to Geoff and anyone else who feels that the Dead Island trailer went to far, you are wrong. The Dead Island trailer did not go too far by throwing a little bloody zombie girl out of a window, plummeting to the ground below. The girls father neglected to shoot her in the head. And we all know that is the only way to kill a zombie!