Dawn of the Dead (2004) Review
Written by: The Creature
Plot: When a mysterious virus turns people into mindless, flesh-eating zombies, a handful of survivors wage a desperate, last-stand battle to stay alive...and human! (From the DVD cover)
Okay, let me start out by saying that I really HATE remakes. I think that most of them are unoriginal, boring, and stupid. But the Dawn of the Dead remake...is not one of those. In fact, I have to say that this film is my favorite remake after John Carpenter's The Thing.
I always say that you have to make your remake the original. Meaning that you have to add something fresh to a reboot. Make the characters completely different, add something huge to the storyline, or even possible do both! Guess which film did that? Dawn of the Dead (2004) did.
This film is not a shot for shot remake with uncharismatic actors...cough...Prom Night remake....cough....The Omen remake....cough. This is not a blunt rip-off of George Romero's classic. Dawn of the Dead (2004) is very original, even though it's a remake. The only thing they riped-off of the original is the fact that they're trapped in a mall. But that's completely fine to leave in. In fact, they HAD to leave that in.
This great 2004 remake is directed by Zach Snyder, written by James Gunn, and stars Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, and Mekhi Phifer.
I adore this remake. I think it's one of the best horror films to come out in the long decade of the 2000's. I also think it's one of the best zombie films to come out in a long time.
Dawn of the Dead (2004) is totally reccomended. I give it a 10/10 rating and a letter grade of an A.