Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Directors: Zack Snyder
Genre: Horror


"Heart-pounding action and bone-chilling thrills power this edgy, electrifying fright-fest starring Mekhi Phifer (8 Mile), Ving Rhames (Mission: Impossible) and Sarah Polley (Go)!
When a mysterious virus turns people into mindless, flesh-eating zombies, a handful of survivors wage a desperate, last-stand battle to stay alive...and human! Exploding with terrifying surprises and nerve-shredding fun, Dawn of the Dead is an edge-of-your-seat thrill-ride that FOX-TV calls "one of the best horror flicks in years."- from
DVD Pacific

My oppinion:
When I heard this remake was coming out, I was almost angry! Because I'm a BIG fan of the original Dawn of the Dead, I feared this would sort of ruin it for me. After a while, I'd heard good things about it, but was never really convinced. I eventually had to give it a go though, and I'm really glad I did. I decided not to think of it as a remake, but as just another horror movie and that helped a bit. Even though there are many similarities between the two, this on is also very different. The first 5 minutes or so showing the chaos before the opening credits are just fantastic and it gets going with the action right away. I've always been a fan of slow zombies (because of the original DOTD I guess..) but these fast ones works really well in this one. It does get more intense that way. There's loads of action, interesting characters and has lots of nice gore. They've also used some of the brilliant scenes from the original, and made them even funnier. One that stands out is the "celebrity shootout" on the rooftop, which was a lot of fun! Seeing Tom Savini from the original in a small role was also fun. All in all, this remake is one of the few good ones and is one of the few new Hollywood horror films worth owning in my opinion.
Great entertainment, but of course it doesn't quite reach up to the level of the original, but that can't be expected!

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