Dawn of the Living Dead (2006)
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[left][font=Courier New]My love of zombie films seems to be getting me into a lot of trouble lately. When I browse the DVD sections of stores and I stumble on a new zombie film, 9 times out of 10 I will most likely purchase the film. That is the only reason I watched David Heavener?s [i]Dawn of the Living Dead[/i]. Had it been any other monster that was featured in this film I would have never put myself through this terrible film.
I don?t think I have ever written or spoken these words before, but here we go. [b]This is the worst zombie movie I have ever seen![/b] Yes, there is an endless supply of crap zombie films out there, but none have ever been as lifeless and dull as [i]Dawn of the Living Dead[/i]. Not once does a clear story emerge, and never does an exciting or thrilling moment ever pop up as well.
It is funny that the DVD boasts about having Todd Bridges in the film. You probably remember him as Willis in [i]Diff?rent Strokes[/i]. In [i]Dawn of the Living Dead[/i] Bridges plays Herardo, a mentally challenged man. Pity his appearance and mannerisms are among the most offensive portrayals of a mentally challenged person ever on film. And why exactly did this character need to be in the film in the first place? I hope not for comic relief.
Speaking of offensive, just take a peek at the film?s representation of the Mayan culture. Some have argued that Mel Gibson?s [i]Apocalypto[/i] was disrespectful to the Mayan people. But I challenge you to watch [i]Dawn of the Living Dead[/i]?s take on their traditions about death. How a zombie movie could emerge from all that is beyond me. Utterly foolish!
I haven?t experienced other films of David Heavener, but I understand that he isn?t the most talented filmmaker out there. If [i]Dawn of the Living Dead[/i] is a good representation of this man?s talent, then I guess it would be best to stay away from his work. And speaking as a zombie lover, this man has no idea how to make a film about them. Here?s to hoping he never makes another one.[/font]
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