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Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

March. 19,2004
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A group of survivors take refuge in a shopping mall after the world is taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies.


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We're going to the mall. Why? You need shoes. Okay.Shshhhhhh be very careful there might be zombies in the mall. *Throws the toilet seater to the window* Careful. Walk very slow. There might be deaf zombies around. Shhhh.


Writing's really stupid. Their major decisions were incredibly dumb and made no sense at all. Why on earth would they go to a mall to escape? There would be so many ways the zombies could get in. And shatterproof glass? Seriously? What were the odds? The mall's too big a place with different levels - what made them think that they could cover every single exit? And going to a boat was their best way out? Seriously? It could've been a concrete plan if it was explained to us clearly. But no all we know was that Steve had this boat and they were going to reinforce two buses as if they were all suddenly handymen and drive out to it to go to some random island they didn't even know exist.Then there's the zombies. My god were they almost hilarious. I had no idea if the movie was going for a comedic direction because it sure as hell seemed like it. I guess it was still quite entertaining, although for the wrong reasons. I could've stopped watching but I didn't. Probably wouldn't watch it again.


Ana goes home to her husband, after a difficult night shift, but is shocked in the morning when he is brutally attacked by her neighbour. In the chaos of her neighbourhood, Ana flees and comes into contact with a police officer named Kenneth, along with more survivors who decide that their best chances of survival would be found in the deserted Crossroads Shopping Mall. When supplies begin to run low and other trapped survivors need help, the group come to realise that they cannot stay there forever, and plan to escape......To say now that Snyder made a film that would stand proud in the serious Zombie horror genre, would be met with guffaws, seeing that since this film, his output has been mediocre to say the least. But in 2004, one film changed the way people would perceive the 'Zombie' genre, and the way most 'zombie' films are made today.But that's enough of Shaun Of The Dead.DOTD doesn't try anything new, aside from the fast zombies that we would all hate to be stuck with, and although it never reaches the height's of the original, it still entertaining and shocking in equal doses, thanks to a wonderful script, and very good performances from all the cast.There is nothing special about this group of people, and they wood be just as nameless as the dead outside, if you were to pass them on a normal day.The film does follow the tropes you would expect from a film like this. You get the leader of the pack, who is just a simple mane with common sense, the people who were there first, thinking they are the kings of the castle. The obligatory yuppie, who whines throughout the movie, until he comes good. We get the tough cop with a heart of gold, and of course, because we have to be all PC, the main protagonist is a woman, who adapts to everything really, really quickly (see also The River Wild).It never lets up, there are some truly disturbing scenes, but foe a remake of one of the most cherished zombie films of all times, it's a pretty solid film.


Dawn Of The Dead its a remake of the original horror classic by George Romero, the remake was directed by Zack Snyder, who I love, and its written by James Gunn, another good filmmaker.I believe that this film its actually better that the original by George Romero, but the original was so great for its time, so fresh and groundbreaking, that it doesn't seem fair to compare them.The remake its filled with action, tension and great directing, acting and writing, the original was also really good, but it seemed a little cheesy at times, even for a zombie film.As a film, Dawn Of The Dead its pretty good, it took a really good film and made it better and gave more depth to it.