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DAWN OF THE DEAD - Movies by You

Mar. 21st, 2004

11:22 am - DAWN OF THE DEAD

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R - for zombie violence/gore and language
Starring Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer, Ty Burrell, Michael Kelly
Director(s) Zack Snyder

Overview from movies.go.com:
In this remake of horror classic Dawn of the Dead, a mysterious plague causes the newly dead to rise from their graves and begin to eat the living in this horror remake, starring Ving Rhames and Sarah Polley. During the ruckus caused by all the zombies walking about, a group of humans takes refuge in a shopping mall.

Personal Critique:

Bloody but not particularly scary. The tension can get high at moments but is not fully maintained throughout the movie. It reminded me a lot of a video game. I think part of the problem is that it did not make you care overly about the characters. Sure, they were developed some, but most were not developed enough to make you care if they lived or died. Left some loose ends as well. But still a better horror movie than most.