Dawn of the Dead

I have watched this movie once. This was on .


A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

When the undead rise, civilization will fall.

Dawn of the Dead


This misses the simplicity of the original. Instead of a tight-knit group of four at the mall, they start with five and then more and more are added to the mix.

This remake starts far stronger, as the original lingers before they arrive at the mall, but the original features far more suspense.

Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better and this version lacks the social commentary of the first. As expected, with the much larger budget and more modern techniques, the make-up is way better. However, aside from the directors flare, the cinematography doesn’t stand out.

I found the slower zombies of the original have more impact, although the faster versions posed more of a threat.