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    Thumbs up dawn of the dead

    I thought this horror flick deserved another review as it has just been released on Blu-ray, 4 years since it original release.
    You know Michael Cain once said, to paraphrase, 'why do they always bloody remake good films, they should remake the make bad ones'. Of course I agree with this, but Michael went on to star in the remake of Get Carter and Sleuth. So to follow in Michael's foot steps and do a u turn, I'd like to state the re-imagining/remake of Dawn of the dead is a blast.

    Although I love George's original Dawn of the dead, with his traditional slow moving dead, the zombies in this remake Directed by Zack Snyder (who went on to direct 300 & Watchmen) move fast. The fast moving crazies as in this film and in 28 days/weeks later are just plain menacing.

    Zack Snyder directs a solid cast of relatively unknowns, Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames and Jake Weber. The body of the story is the same as the original only this time a nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors arrive at a shopping mall for protection from the hordes of zombies that await outside.

    The effects are excellent and the first 15 minutes of the film is crafted and executed to a standard that I'm sure Hitchcock would have been proud of - it's pure tension, scares and horror.

    In retrospect Dawn of the dead 2004 is probably the most underrated re-imagining/remake ever. Grab a raw steak and watch it if you don't believe me.

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    The 1st 15 minutes were great. Downhill from there IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorro View Post
    The fast moving Zombies as in this film and in 28 days/weeks later are just plain menacing.
    THERE ARE NO ZOMBIES IN 28 DAYS/WEEKS LATER..if there was one could you point it out so i can rewatch it again i must have missed that part

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    F' this movie.

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    man talk about picky- Zombie' in effect don't have to be dead voodoo ect. Virus whatever...

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    even the director said it wasnt a zombie movie fool

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    I'm not a fan of this movie at all.
    There really was no reason to leave the mall,it made no sense to me why they wanted to,at least in the original they had a reason.
    And they were in a mall,and they couldnt figure out a better way to gut the gun shop owner food and water,I know if I were to go to my local mall I could think of a bunch of safer ways to get him supplies.

    As for the Zombies.
    I like the idea of something moving slow,but never resting,always advancing and never giving up,and giving the victim the illusion that they can just run around them,get away and everthing will be fine......thats much more menecing to me.
    So I'll take Romero's formula over a bunch of Super Zombies.

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    Lots of holes in this remakes plot. I prefer Romero's zombies as well. Scarier IMO.

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    Shouldn't rotting flesh and rigor mortis, oh, I don't know, SLOW DOWN zombies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorro View Post

    Zack Snyder directs a solid cast of relatively unknowns, Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames and Jake Weber
    relative unknowns...

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    all were in major blockbusters as supporting rolls

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorro View Post
    I thought this horror flick deserved another review as it has just been released on Blu-ray, 4 years since it original release.
    You know Michael Cain once said, to paraphrase, 'why do they always bloody remake good films, they should remake the make bad ones'. Of course I agree with this, but Michael went on to star in the remake of Get Carter and Sleuth. So to follow in Michael's foot steps and do a u turn, I'd like to state the re-imagining/remake of Dawn of the dead is a blast.

    Although I love George's original Dawn of the dead, with his traditional slow moving dead, the zombies in this remake Directed by Zack Snyder (who went on to direct 300 & Watchmen) move fast. The fast moving Zombies as in this film and in 28 days/weeks later are just plain menacing.

    Zack Snyder directs a solid cast of relatively unknowns, Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames and Jake Weber. The body of the story is the same as the original only this time a nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors arrive at a
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    The effects are excellent and the first 15 minutes of the film is crafted and executed to a standard that I'm sure Hitchcock would have been proud of - it's pure tension, scares and horror.

    In retrospect Dawn of the dead 2004 is probably the most underrated re-imagining/remake ever. Grab a raw steak and watch it if you don't believe me.

    If you like zombies you gotta get the breathing dead



    So which part of this Cluster Fuck is the review?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelba View Post
    So which part of this Cluster Fuck is the review?
    Well done -What a cluster door handle. I thought it was a jolly good review, what, what. EATME

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    Quote Originally Posted by strtfghtr View Post
    relative unknowns...

    Sarah:
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001631/

    Ving:
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    all were in major blockbusters as supporting rolls
    Yeah but to the rest of the world, key word 'relatively' unknowns. F me if you're gonna pull something apart pull apart your bedroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorro View Post
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    ok i trimmed out all the plot details and useless nonsense and just left opinions that could make a review

    Quote Originally Posted by zorro View Post
    I thought this horror flick deserved another review as it has just been released on Blu-ray, 4 years since it original release.

    The effects are excellent and the first 15 minutes of the film is crafted and executed to a standard that I'm sure Hitchcock would have been proud of - it's pure tension, scares and horror.

    In retrospect Dawn of the dead 2004 is probably the most underrated re-imagining/remake ever.
    fucking terrible review

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    nice one strt

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    Thumbs up wacka cluster

    Yeah nice one strt, glad you got the time to help me out.

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