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Dawn of the Dead (2004)
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by Jack Sommersby

"Gore Bore"
1 stars

Screenwriter James Gunn talked a great script in his interview with Fangoria magazine a couple of months ago. Unfortunately, that hasn't found its way onto the screen.

The remake of George A. Romero's 1978 masterpiece Dawn of the Dead, which involved a group of four humans taking refuge inside a huge shopping mall from a horde of flesh-eating zombies, has unfortunately turned out the way I feared it would: needless and forgettable. The screenwriter, James Gunn, and the director, Zack Snyder, have jettisoned all the satire and almost all the humor that made the original sing and scream as a scathing social commentary and biting black comedy (as well as a horrifically successful horror story), and merely concentrated on catering to a 21st-century filmgoer's sensibility that craves simplicity and every-few-seconds payoffs. The film is executed with a nondescript, mechanical approach that's as mindless as, well, the zombies populating the lackluster proceedings -- not to mention today's popcorn-munching simpletons who require only cheap scares and lame humor to suffice for "entertainment"; it'll go over well with those who forced themselves to revel in and find ingenuity in last year's sophomorically bombastic Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, which possessed neither a smidgen of sustained narrative nor a valid inner logic to the plot progression -- ditto this remake. In fact, it offers up so very little that its audience is left to exert more mental energy in trying to stay involved in it than the responsible parties did in creatively thinking it out; and it's also strangely inert, as if the characters were merely killing time in front of the camera in between cleanings of their studio-provided trailers and fresh servings in the catered buffet. Call it the cinematic equivalent of a Sonic drive-thru: disposable goods served up for the consumer in a comfy seat.

For the uninitiated, Romero's 1968 Night of the Living Dead (the first in his Dead series) involved a group of humans fighting it out with zombies inside an isolated farmhouse. No explanation was fully provided for the human-to-zombie metamorphosis, and it wasn't needed -- monsters doggedly determined to eat your flesh was enough to quadruple one's blood pressure. Aside from some bothersome overacting by the majority of its cast (excepting Duane Jones, excellent as the stalwart hero), Night was masterfully compact and tense. Romero's Dawn picked up where its predecessor left off (not taking into account, of course, the ten-year-later modernisms) and boasted both a nightmarish intensity and satirical bounce that was extraordinarily well-woven into an overall whole that effortlessly played the audience like a maestro pianist. Romero, working with pure filmmaking instinct and considerable technical assuredness, made Night as noteworthy a B-movie horror-fest as Don Siegel's 1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (though it lacked Siegel's canny use of widescreen composition), and Dawn the kind of blazingly original, visionary horror epic that's still gone unrivaled twenty-six years after the fact. Suffice to say, a remake of Dawn was as dubiously necessary as last year's theatrically-released director's-cut of Ridley Scott's magnificent Alien, but that hasn't stopped Universal Pictures from giving the green light to a first-time feature-filmmaking director and the writer of the abominable Scooby-Doo to soil the memory of Romero's genius brainchild with their inexperienced, incompetent hands. The only reason Romero isn't turning over in his grave over this remake is that, unfortunately, he's still alive to be made privy to its mere existence.

The remake opens its story inside a hospital-emergency room, where we meet Ana (played by Sarah Polley), a twentysomething nurse who's exhausted and anxious to get home to her boyfriend. But something strange catches her attention on the way out the door: a man on a stretcher with abnormal wounds on his body. News reports of violent activity throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan and suburban areas are reported on the radio, but a hurried Ana misses out on it; she also misses out on an urgent news bulletin on the tv back home in the suburbs, because her and her equally-overworked boyfriend have opted to spend their precious downtime engaging in some hanky-panky in the shower. (In case you haven't surmised as much thus far, a point(!) is being made of precious little "family time" in two-income households.) Awoken from a post-coital sleep, Ana's husband encounters a pre-teen neighborhood girl standing in their hallway, only to have her darkened-skin, teeth-baring self tear a gaping hole in his neck; after futilely trying to stem the blood flow, Ana is soon thereafter fighting off the man she just pronounced dead, escaping through the bathroom window (which, of course, is stuck the first few times she tries to open it), jumping into her car and speeding away. What she leaves behind is not only her ravaged household, but the ravaged entirety of her neighborhood, where zombies are running amok and the few remaining humans are frantically trying to get to someplace safer like, say, Beruit. (The audience is meant to have a good chuckle at a once-quiet suburb turning into the kind of hell Winesburg, Ohio author Sherwood Anderson probably would have welcomed, but it's too clunkily staged and littered with bad CGI to elicit the desired effect director Clint Hutchison nailed in the John Ritter-goes-berserk epilogue of Terror Tract.)

Ana soon finds herself seeking safety and solace inside of a nearby two-story shopping mall, where she's joined by, among others, tough cop Kenneth (Ving Rhames), nice guy Michael (Jake Weber), husband Andre (Mekhi Phifer) and his very-pregnant wife Luda (Inna Korobkina), along with a trio of mall security guards whose manners-impaired superior is orgiastic over waving a loaded gun in everyone's face. Predictability soon ensues: the as-of-now survivors "get to know each other" through snippets of terrible dialogue; a zombie occasionally attacks from out of nowhere; hostilities escalate; another zombie attacks; more characters are incorporated into the story for the purpose of "variety"; and, yes, another zombie attacks. In the original, Romero laid out the spatial logistics of the mall and the locations of the zombies so the audience had a clear reading on things; here, director Snyder prefers keeping things purposely ill-defined so he can thrust a zombie into the foreground all of a sudden for the sake of a "Boo!" moment, which isn't exactly playing fair but is sure tired. And, except for watching news reports on televisions in an electronics store, the humans make little use of the contents available to them in the stores. (They might as well be trapped inside a 7-Eleven.) This isn't to imply that the filmmakers needed to have garnished the proceedings with the quantity of consumer-satirical barbs that Romero did, but what we end up inferring is that they felt above any semblances of satire yet, at the same time, still embraced the story setting of that of the shopping mall, from which Romero's satire was rooted, without really doing anything with it. Their approach makes little aesthetic sense.

Dawn of the Dead tries to succeed as both an action thriller and a horror tale, but Snyder's direction is too imprecise and downright incompetent in places for the film to successfully function as either. Take, for example, a scene in the mall's garage: it's dark, the heroes hear a noise, and they shine their flashlights to locate the source; Snyder would like us to be apprehensively spooked-out over the likelihood that it could be a zombie, but he telegraphs the payoff with a low-angle shot, alerting us a crucial couple of seconds ahead of the heroes that the culprit is in fact a dog or cat. While Snyder's camerabatics aren't in the typical slam-bang, headache-inducing style of many of his fellow MTV alumni, the camera nonetheless never seems to be in the right damn place, his compositional sense is sorely lacking, and he too often indulges in cranking up the film speed during some of the action sequences, thus not only rendering the cinematography by the talented Matthew F. Leonetti indifferent but calling our attention to the film as such. But his biggest miscalculation is substituting Romero's slow-moving zombies for fast-moving ones. In the original, the zombies were distinctive (the Hari Krishner, nurse, maintenance man, etc.) and exuded menace in their deliberate-yet-determined movements; here, they're disappointingly depersonalized and come off like any batch of run-of-the-mill zombies from any run-of-the-mill zombie film (like Umberto Lenzi's atrocious City of the Walking Dead). Ergo, Snyder falls into the James Cameron/Aliens trap: more monsters moving faster doesn't automatically equate into more terror. (With the sped-up camerawork and generically-etched antagonists, during the climactic fight you might think you're rewatching Black Hawk Down.)

Both Snyder and screenwriter Gunn merit some respect in giving some to the heroes who don't make it, but even in this area the film doesn't have the emotional resonance that it should. When a daughter has to tearfully accept that her bitten father must be put down, we find ourselves capable of empathizing more than actually sympathizing because both have been given too little screen time. And when the expectant mother gives birth to a zombie, the scene pretty much plays out like you'd expect. There's a decent-enough idea attached to a celebrity-look-alike target-practice session on the mall's roof, but it pales by comparison to those rednecks from the original cracking open six-packs and offing zombies with hunting rifles in cow country -- the scene pointed up Romero's skewering of machismo, an element which caused the males to be foolishly overconfident in taking unnecessary chances around their slow-moving adversaries. Dawn of the Dead lacks the sustained outlandish freakishness of the original that lent it a phantasmagoric fascination, the potently relevant social commentary that justified Phillip Kaufman's 1978 Body Snatchers remake, and the menacing atmospherics and tautness of John "Bud" Cardos' Mutant and Gary A. Sherman's Dead & Buried (both the best of the post-1978 zombie entries) So, excepting Jake Weber's terrific, immensely appealing performance as the most attentive of the heroes, this is a remake with no real virtues and, more importantly, no real purpose. Besides, one can hardly respect a film where the characters come up with a plan as vomitously unoriginal as trying to escape to a frigging island. Apparently, they've all been existing in a zombie-movie-viewing-free cryogenic stasis throughout their lifetimes being that, as we very well know, zombies always end up being on the island. Duh.

Skip it.

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User Comments

10/30/16 morris campbell good remake imho 4 stars
8/05/12 Jeff Wilder Completely pointless and unnecssary remake. Stick with the original instead. 1 stars
8/09/11 Dreary A real zombie recovery story! Zombie finds new life in Modern Family! Way to go Phil! 4 stars
9/17/10 art ROMERO"S 2005's LAND OF THE DEAD is the best ZOMBIE film EXTENT! 1 stars
1/10/10 art AN END OF THE WORLD STORY!,A REAL DOWNER! 1 stars
12/25/09 Chad Dillon Cooper Sight ,Hostess twinkie remake. Kids will think this is "awesome". 2 stars
12/23/09 art BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL,which isn't saying A HELL OF ALOT! 2 stars
10/18/09 Chad Dillon Cooper A light weight remake in name only. Typical Hollywood Hostess Twinkie garbage. 2 stars
7/07/09 *Holy_J@lapeno* This movie is a great zombie flick. Awesome guns and storyline!!!!! 5 stars
6/15/09 scott The 'pot noodle' version of a horror. This will NOT leave you satisfied! 3 stars
12/18/08 Craig D. It's "28 Days Later" without the interesting characters and memorable scenes. 3 stars
9/02/08 Shaun Wallner Great Horror film!! Kept me on the edge of my seat 5 stars
1/08/08 art COMIC-BOOK STUFF 1 stars
11/03/07 Ivana Mann Probably the best horror remake ever made.Creative spin on Romero classic. 5 stars
10/14/07 fools♫gold Why is this considered a remake? Predictable and sucky. 2 stars
9/26/07 Marco Wow... it could've been good but the running zombies and the MAIN FEMALE ruined everything. 1 stars
4/20/07 Tina Robertson/Anderson I love zombie flicks and this one was the best! 5 stars
1/23/07 Krinkels Why all the good reviews? I thought Uwe Boll directed this piece of shit. 1 stars
1/02/07 del Mediocrity squared. 3 stars
12/11/06 Angela Saunders Fast moving and worth watching if you like SCARY!! 4 stars
12/11/06 al watchd 34 times 5 stars
12/04/06 Stanley Thai A good remake but it's too long. 4 stars
11/10/06 David Pollastrini good gore. 5 stars
10/16/06 AJ Muller kickass action/horror hybrid with smarts AND style AND fun 4 stars
7/29/06 Dethbyhashi Running Zombies. Bad Idea!! 3 stars
7/16/06 mark just fucking great to watch 5 stars
6/07/06 ES Best zombie flick ever 5 stars
2/19/06 chris f doesnt even compare with the original 3 stars
2/04/06 Shawn Gadberry Best ZOMBIE remake! Best ZOMBIE movie period--since the original DAWN OF THE DEAD! 5 stars
2/03/06 Michele loved it 5 stars
1/18/06 MrsVoorheesBabyBoy Just as great as the original, Just in a differetn way. 5 stars
11/21/05 Stefan Halka Decent remake. For some reason I like it better than Romero's version. 3 stars
10/28/05 Monday Morning I've been to Milwaukee, and there ARE zombies there. They're called the Brewers. 4 stars
10/24/05 DEEDeeDEEe I seen More action At the grave yard! Poop! 1 stars
10/21/05 cypress Great remake, must-see if your a zombie freak, lots of action 5 stars
9/25/05 K. Sear Generic, useless, boring, rehashed, predictable, brain-dead crap. 1 stars
8/31/05 Klondo there need to be more characters like CJ 4 stars
8/13/05 Ric It's a great rollercoaster ride, the best action/horror flick in years. 5 stars
8/11/05 ES Finally a zombie movie with a sense of dread, this movie was excellent 5 stars
6/25/05 DennyRoss Raises the bar for the zombie genre - how about a sequel? 5 stars
6/06/05 Anthony G holy shit, action from beginning to end, AWESOME. 5 stars
6/04/05 Mike Jozic Surprisingly brilliant remake of a horror classic. Must see flick! 5 stars
5/31/05 Scott Reynolds A ton of fun, especially the first 10 minutes, which will blow you away. Dark and bloody. 5 stars
5/27/05 Christy Schultz Not bad...lots of gore. 4 stars
5/16/05 E-FUNK Surprisingly fucking awesome. Doesn't hold a candle to Romero's 'Dawn'. Still fucking cool. 5 stars
5/01/05 MeredithL Fun, scary and never dull! 5 stars
4/24/05 Indrid Cold Better than the original, but still a perfectly mediocre horror movie. 3 stars
4/24/05 Clubber Lang Great first and last 20 or so minutes, but needs stronger characters to make the middle fly 3 stars
4/22/05 Domingo Montayo Oh god its so lame, rubbish, rubbish, rubbish 1 stars
4/17/05 Brig. Gen. Ripper It must be something in the water up in Wisconsin 5 stars
4/14/05 Raymond Montoya the Best Zombie movie ever!!!!! I love this movie 5 stars
4/03/05 Ric It's a scary, fast-paced, action-packed ride. Best horror film of the decade. 5 stars
4/02/05 Tom Ciorciari Not s'good 2 stars
3/24/05 dwarzel Most excellent humor for a zombie movie 4 stars
3/21/05 Uncle Phucker Some cool moments, but nothing compared to the original films of George Romero. 3 stars
3/18/05 Jin Horrifying and disturbing that people waste time on crap like this. Dumb soundtrack too. 1 stars
3/16/05 Naughty Devil Man Has a very nihilistic "fuck the world" teenage mentality. 2 stars
2/25/05 zoe hunter enjoy a good zombie flick like this one..love sarah!! 4 stars
1/31/05 Wendy S. Blew me away! 5 stars
1/28/05 WILLIAM CAMPY BUT FUNNY! 3 stars
1/21/05 Tjalda L. Schiel Ho Hum...Another typical day at the mall. 3 stars
1/11/05 Ron Newbold It was fun once but I won't watch it again anytime soon 3 stars
1/10/05 Kristina Williams loved it 5 stars
1/09/05 Brett Unfortunately not as good as I hoped. 3 stars
12/15/04 J Dead can sure run!!! 5 stars
12/15/04 ALDO I agree with the boring characters....but still deserves a look 4 stars
12/11/04 Charlene Javier Pure popcorn fun! 4 stars
12/10/04 Al Guy Get down with the sickness! 5 stars
12/09/04 tony this movie was pretty bad near the end. Kinda cheezy. But otherwise ok. rent this movie 3 stars
12/08/04 frosty Definitely good, but not really scary. 3 stars
12/04/04 Maalstrom Was boring after the first opening scene. Some REALLY dumb characters 2 stars
11/13/04 Darryl Great opening sequence, then down hill. Not EVEN the least bit suspensful. 2 stars
11/02/04 tatum It's obvious SOMEONE in Hollywood really liked "28 Days Later" 3 stars
10/30/04 asina you can't compare this to the original - too different. great opening montage, though... 4 stars
10/30/04 Geo78665 Starts and ends great, but has boring characters, and lacks a sense of dread. 3 stars
10/29/04 The Talking Elbow Watch the first half of 28 days then tell me this movie couldn't have been better. 3 stars
10/24/04 Ric A terrific rollercoaster ride of action and horror. 5 stars
10/24/04 Tom Ciorciari the best first 15 minutes i've seen in a long time 3 stars
10/12/04 me a great film 5 stars
10/07/04 The Grinch The original is a smarter movie, but this Rubinstein remake is fun, and will help Romero 5 stars
9/01/04 Adam I LOVE THIS MOVIE. IT WAS AWESOME! 5 stars
8/27/04 Mike Stanbridge The original still rules! Romero is King of the Zombie flick. 4 stars
8/20/04 Jimmy Great Remake of my Favorit Horrorflick 4 stars
8/14/04 Anthony G fucking awesome movie 5 stars
7/28/04 Shams Huque Awesome film! 5 stars
7/26/04 Kayla this was a great movie! it has scary moments and it has momenys like run stupid!!!1 So i sa 5 stars
7/25/04 Pure RAGE... It was okay... 4 stars
7/04/04 spritely Shocked to discover it's better than the first 5 stars
7/04/04 Brian C0urtney Holy cow! Awesome, gritty horror flick to rage against current teen camp! 5 stars
6/18/04 sumixam Best Horror movie in 20 years 5 stars
6/14/04 Lizzy I feel asleep...need I say more 2 stars
6/14/04 Jordan Davis This movie had its moments. If you're looking for some good fun, it's an excellent choice! 4 stars
6/14/04 d.t.carney awesome don't miss this film !!!!!! 5 stars
6/12/04 malcolm interesting, not a single good thrill 3 stars
6/11/04 cornelious parker awsome zombie movie. zombies are awesome, and this movie did them justice. 5 stars
6/11/04 DJ ERIC 88 wow what a movie! the opening sequence kicked!!!! 5 stars
6/10/04 Matt best zombie movie ever 5 stars
6/05/04 Norema Cameron Fairly watchable thriller, with typical stupid horror-movie ending. Marginally worth look 4 stars
5/24/04 Mitch From genius cinematography to the brilliant use of Johnny Cash...wow. 5 stars
5/20/04 Eloise an insut to the original, weak performances, just plain bad 1 stars
5/19/04 Jeff S Great use of music and editing, but zombies that run like cheetas? 3 stars
5/14/04 earl duron best horror film in years 5 stars
5/05/04 J.Peckerfoot they ran in 28 days later,now they can die in style too! 5 stars
5/05/04 Bobby Fisher none stop, top shelf horror, very edge of ur seat.... lovely stuff 5 stars
4/23/04 Drew Excellent re-make. Alot more chilling than first anticipated. Speedy zombies much scarier. 5 stars
4/23/04 maxomai An erotic thriller for Nekromantik fans everywhere 5 stars
4/20/04 TonyMontana Only worth watching in theaters 4 stars
4/18/04 jj if this was the worst ever made it would still be better than the original which sucks 3 stars
4/18/04 Zach The opening 10 minutes is STUPENDOUS! 5 stars
4/15/04 TWINEY More fun then horror 4 stars
4/15/04 Jeff MacIver Shuffling zombies are officially a thing of the past. 4 stars
4/14/04 rojo Classic horror, top shelf. 5 stars
4/13/04 slayathon I really had fun watching this but I did not like the ending 4 stars
4/12/04 Mario St.Clair Great movie. IF you havn't seen, go see it. 5 stars
4/12/04 Mike V When of the best horror films I've ever seen! 5 stars
4/11/04 Will Taylor this film is an hour and a half which wasted my life! 2 stars
4/09/04 mlh Aliens meets Zombie Flick 5 stars
4/08/04 David R Good action remake of a great horror classic. 5 stars
4/08/04 Eloise crappy, weak, pointless, shameless hollywood remake of a good film. WHY? 1 stars
4/07/04 Mark Awesome film. Fresh, yet does real credit to the original. Gotta love a good zombie flick. 5 stars
4/05/04 Samuel just watch the origional instead, its much better 3 stars
4/05/04 George Baumert Action Packed Fun 5 stars
4/05/04 puckfreak Now, one of my all time favorites 5 stars
4/03/04 Eric A fantastic thrill ride, actually even better than the original. 5 stars
4/02/04 Alexander Miller The best horror film since erm... well, ever 5 stars
4/01/04 re a great film 5 stars
4/01/04 Obi Wan Very good remake. Anyone feel the video game version of Resident Evil coming?? 4 stars
4/01/04 Tim Whitcher A Hollywood CGI mess. Rotting zombies with strength? Come on! 2 thumbs bit off.... 1 stars
3/31/04 tediboy good movie but not to be compared with the original 4 stars
3/31/04 mcgill373 28 days later with a budget 5 stars
3/31/04 thomas clark loved im much better than the original 5 stars
3/30/04 Rod ONeal Very good film- although the ending lost steam. 5 stars
3/29/04 cpkpixel Excellent! Scary, gory and deeply though provoking.... 5 stars
3/29/04 Kenny Ward Gore fest 2004 (excellent) 5 stars
3/29/04 Chris Barts See the original for a good movie, or see one of the millions of other cheap zombie flicks. 1 stars
3/28/04 Mr Lucky They could have trimmed 45 minutes off this monster movie. 2 stars
3/28/04 Katie, 16 It reminded me a little too much of 28 Days Later, but I really enjoyed it. 5 stars
3/28/04 danny perrigoy great film keeps u either on the edge of your seat or curreld in a ball 5 stars
3/28/04 Jean Oh Man! that was GOOD ! 5 stars
3/28/04 Pasquale Buba They already made 28 Days later and that film was betr 1 stars
3/27/04 Agent Sands (previously Mr. Hat) Better than average slasher pic. Soundtrack is the most pleasantly surprising. 4 stars
3/27/04 Taylor It was f*king AWESOME! i have a bit of crude humor so i also thought it was hillarious 5 stars
3/27/04 HorrorScribbler You are who you eat. Jake Weber rocks. Good, but "28 Days Later" better. 4 stars
3/26/04 ROY L. CAIN,JR. Far better than the original, with the ugliest baby I ever seen! 5 stars
3/26/04 rojo The original still has more magic, but the remake takes no prisoners. 4 stars
3/26/04 Melissa Gaugert Sucked big time! 2 stars
3/26/04 Michael Great film. Delivers what it promises and well balanced, unlike 28 Days Later. To be owned. 5 stars
3/26/04 The Ripper What 28 Days Later claimed it was: the horror flick I've been waiting my whole life for. 5 stars
3/25/04 cinkcool It ruled. 5 stars
3/25/04 Priest Good flick, i'll pay to see it again 4 stars
3/25/04 Heather Robosn Taken apart from the original it is an entertaining film, but it lacks a moral heart. 3 stars
3/25/04 greensweater '28 Days Later' was better, but still rocked 5 stars
3/25/04 Mike It's too bad there is't a lower rating for this absolute FAILURE. 1 stars
3/24/04 Mark as good as the original and in ways better 4 stars
3/24/04 deadtoyou kick ass film, everyone should see and bring their kids too!!!! 5 stars
3/24/04 Dave Fox Mad Props to James Gunn , but i'm a wee bit retarded and didn't stay for the credits, what? 5 stars
3/24/04 Meg Worst movie I have ever seen! I was ready to go before the opening credits started 1 stars
3/23/04 f 11 That movie ruled! Bad ass opening scene 5 stars
3/23/04 sikrik not even close to the brilliance of the original 4 stars
3/23/04 luke it was allright i liked the one in '78 better 4 stars
3/22/04 Ryan Wilson Excellent movie! 5 stars
3/22/04 true review way better than the original because the original sucked, best remake in the last 10 years 4 stars
3/22/04 Morally Sound The only worthy 'remake' I have ever seen! Awesome! 5 stars
3/22/04 coco dumb 1 stars
3/22/04 maxomai Fun, satisfying flick. Not 28 days. Stay through the credits! :) 5 stars
3/22/04 Heaven'sJustice Like an overhaul on the original, same good design, just better and newer parts! 5 stars
3/22/04 Caiphn Complete suprise, a must see. 5 stars
3/21/04 AfroFett F*** Resident Evil! 4 stars
3/21/04 graham cosh a must see! equal to but different from the original.can`t wait 4 dvd! 5 stars
3/21/04 Lust4DetH DoTD + 28DaysLater only decent horror in 200x 5 stars
3/21/04 michael keller this movie was awesome, so much fun. 5 stars
3/21/04 y2mckay Better than the original, Eric? Come on now, Son . . . 4 stars
3/21/04 nick2k wowzas! it was grrrreat. was kinda false advertising to sell as a 'remake' though. 5 stars
3/21/04 Morally Sound The original is still the best horror movie of all time. James Gunn's remake kicks ass too. 5 stars
3/21/04 Zophael great flick....non stop action....love the ending 5 stars
3/20/04 john good actors but no charchter development - no creepy atmosphere and bad video game action 2 stars
3/20/04 L.H. Oswald Love the original, love the remake! 5 stars
3/20/04 allan smith Pretty weak. Looked like a video game. celebrity sniping was fun. 2 stars
3/20/04 Michelle Bell Should have just made a sequel, not a remake of the greatest film ever made. 3 stars
3/20/04 True Grit This movie was only average. Original better. And Night of th.. remains untouched. 3 stars
3/20/04 Dustin Loomis an all around great zombie flick 5 stars
3/20/04 Dan hella pimp tite! 5 stars
3/20/04 Carver S. saw it last night and LOVED it..the sniper on the roof was sweet 5 stars
3/20/04 movieguy a great film 5 stars
3/19/04 vagile They got it right. 5 stars
3/19/04 los man The old ruff-around-the-edges splatter FX of old were somehow spookier; original's better 3 stars
3/19/04 Vicious Excellent horror film. 5 stars
3/19/04 Mike Great Movie!!Started right away and doesnt let up til the end...stay for the credits!!! 5 stars
3/19/04 CLS Very good remake--true to the original form. Marred by a bad ending. 4 stars
3/19/04 Graham Alright, but... is it so hard to write an original zombie film, and not rehash a classic? 3 stars
3/19/04 mason if the original wasn't the greatest film ever made this might have worked 2 stars
3/19/04 Maria Harrison the movie was boring, it dragged, and to be blunt it was horrible 2 stars
3/19/04 jpbeck This was a very tastey movie 5 stars
3/18/04 shanaynay I loved it! It scared the lights outta me! 5 stars
3/18/04 steve kick-ass movie 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  19-Mar-2004 (R)
  DVD: 26-Oct-2004

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Australia
  10-Jun-2004


Directed by
  Zack Snyder

Written by
  James Gunn

Cast
  Sarah Polley
  Ving Rhames
  Mekhi Phifer
  Michael Barry
  Lindy Booth
  Ty Burrell



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