The Returned” dismisses the over-the-top impact of threatening zombies and portrays the returned just as they were when they died. One of the more uncomfortable results of the return of the dead is the disruption their presence has upon the loved ones who have gone through the grieving process and moved on with their lives.
Sundance has always favored the art house approach to film making, and “The Returned” is certainly no exception. There is no clear explanation for the return of the dead, nor is there any hurry to explain the phenomenon. There are hints that a sinister power may be at work, but expect that to develop slowly. Even Hitchcock would probably be pleased with the suggestion of evil rather than its physical manifestation in “The Returned.”
More than anything, “The Returned” is about death. Dying once is bad enough, but to return to the living only to find your presence causes more discomfort than celebration is like dying a second time.
If all the parts of “The Returned” add up as they should, the show definitely deserves a closer look.
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