Andrew's Review of Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead(2004)
Zack Snyder chose to "Get Down with the Sickness" in his directorial debut about zombies dominating the Earth. In this remake of the 1978 original zombie flick by George A. Romero, Dawn of the Dead, Snyder completely abandons Romero's vision of satire and goes completely for the horror element of the original. Is this remake that loses the smart social commentary still able to deliver a fresh story? Hell yeah, it does! Dawn of the Dead is horrific in every way, with creepy zombies and great moments of suspense. The only real issue I have with the zombies in this film is how the zombies move. I'm okay with zombies that run, but I don't think that they need to book it to be scary. What makes zombies scary, in my opinion, is their numbers. Get enough of them to come after you, fast or slow, and you're screwed. Other than the zombies, our survivors make great performances as well. While there's nothing really Oscar-worthy in this film, Dawn of the Dead is a great horror movie to be seen. I wouldn't really compare this to the original because they're both completely different films. Just go with what you're about to watch, and you're in for a really good time!