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09.01.2006

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A Good Job, All things considering

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Was A remake necsasary?

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The plots starts differently compared to the origianal, with patients entering the hospital with bite wounds and the nurse Ana (Sarah Polley) getting ready to go home. She doesnt realise that she will not be going to work the next day. She goes home to her husband and they make love in the shower as the important news flash comes on the TV. The next morning her husband wakes up to see their next door neighboor's daughter zombified in their bedroom. Hhe gets bitten and dies only to become a zombie himself. Ana escapes her home and finds some survivors. They decide to go to the mall where they meet security guards. The rest of the film is about the survivors living in the mall, but they eventualy have no choice than to leave. At The end of the film as the credits are going up, we witness the death of the remaining survivors. This was an unexpected plot twist but it was not necsasary as it was too near to the end of the film to have any effect. Other than the guest appearances of the first movie's characters, such as Scott H Reiniger, and ken foree, and the use of a mall, there is not really much else which is the same as George A Romeros classic version of the film. This i think is its down side as this new film (directed by Zach Snyder) is no way going to compare with the origianal.
Also, what is it with fast zombies nowadays? What ever happened to the slow eerie zombies which i know and love! This film apart from comparing it to the original is a good action packed horror/thriller and is still worth watching.
The special features of this film are quite good and very original.
The video diary of Andy in Andys workshop is very clever and well acted by Bruce Bohne.
The news special feature is cool as well, seeing the news progress as the zombie infection is disturbing and makes you think its happening which in my book is fun. Its nice to see that more acting has been put into the special feature and not just the actual film for once.

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berlioz 10.01.2006 10:23

Well thanks for telling me everybody dies at the end... Berli

Caylen 09.01.2006 23:18

I don't like scarey movies myself but a good review.

steveking5000 09.01.2006 22:38

yet to see this one...sounds good! steve

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First-time director Zack Snyder remakes zombie master George A. Romero's classic 1978 gore-fest DAWN OF THE DEAD, w...

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Actor(s) Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Sarah Polley, Jake Weber, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer
Director(s) Zack Snyder, Zack Snyder
Genre Horror

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Studio(s) ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO; CINRAM LOGISTICS
Release date 25/10/2004

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