This remake of the original Dawn of the dead by George A. Romero from 1978. is probably one of the best movies of this genre. Directed by Zack Snyder’s (300, Watchmen) directing debut has both visual attraction and an interesting, well selected cast.
Shortly after a number of strange cases begin to appear at the hospital where Ana (Sarah Polley) works, a zombie epidemic hits the Milwaukee and Wisconsin area. Sarah escapes her immediate threats and meets a number of other humans who decide to seek shelter inside a large shopping mall. As they learn that the zombie outbreak is much more widespread than anyone could have imagined, their chances of survival grow increasingly dim.
This movie perfectly depicts mankind’s will to survive. As days go by, we get to know the people inside the mall a little bit better as they try to cope with the situation at hand. The movie has some extremely climactic moments, when you think things couldn’t get any worse and it’s filled with tiny tributes to the Romero original.
The cast is excellent (Ving Rhames is truly made for his role as a bad-ass police officer), the cinematography and editing are exciting and innovative, and the makeup and zombie effects are top notch.
And to top it all of, the soundtrack of the movie is probably the best you’ll ever find in a horror movie. If you enjoyed the work of Zack Snyder (a true visual expert) and have a craving for some good ol’ blood and gore, be sure to watch this movie as it’s a masterpiece of its genre.
This is one of our favorite zombie movies of all time and we give it a gigantic thumbs up.