Dawn of the Dead Review
Written by: ShawnStaggs
Finally, in 1978, the long awaited sequel to Night of the Living Dead arrived. Here we start off with a husband and wife, Stephen and Francine. But, I'll be refering to Stephen by his nickname...Flyboy! They both work for a news station, and everyone is covering the events of the walking dead that has spread everywhere. Flyboy and Francine have decided it's time to run...and take the news chopper with them. All they're waiting on is their friend Roger.
Roger is on a SWAT team, and soon befriends fellow SWAT man Peter (Ken Foree). Later on, Roger and Peter meet up with Flyboy and Francine. Now the fun begins. After dealing with some zombies at a deserted air port where they stopped to refuel, they find their way to a huge mall. The zombies haven't found their way into the upper stock floors, so they take refuge there for now. Soon, Roger and Peter make their way into the mall to gather weapons and supplies, shooting down zombies as they go. They also block all the exits with semi trailers to keep others out. But, as always happens, things go down hill. Roger gets cocky...Roger gets infected. But before he worsens, they go on a hunting spree and clear the entire mall of zombies! Besides Roger dying, they have it made.
But that's just the start of going down hill, we haven't reached the bottom yet! Roger dies, Roger Reanimates, Peter shoots him, Roger dies again. And it isn't long before a militia style biker gang makes their way to the mall. And although they only want the place and things in it, Flyboy finds it important to defend it and start a war. The hundreds of zombies waiting outside have been let in, many bikers die, and so does Flyboy. But just in the nick of time, Peter and Francine get to the chopper and get out.
I LOVE this movie! And, just like Night of the Living dead, Dawn dilivered an undertone message...at consumerism! -Shawn Staggs