Wednesday, 14 December 2011

FilmReview: Dawn Of The Dead - Remake [2004]

Film Title: Dawn Of The Dead
Starring: Ving Rhames, Sarah Polley and Jake Weber
Director: Zack Snyder
Writer: George A. Romero [Original 1978] and James Gunn
Running Time: 100
Avaialable On: DVD and Blu-ray



Plot Summary:
Ana, a young, beautiful and caring person works at the local hospital, employed as a nurse. Following a normal day of work, she heads home to her beloved husband... completely unaware of the broadcasts involving a virus plague sweeping the nation. Early the next morning, she is awoken by the sudden attack of her next door neighbour on her husband. As he lies dying on the bed, she attempts to ring the emergency services but he soon expires. Distraught and grieving, her husband comes back to life in front of her eyes. Suddenly being attacked by her own husband, she flee's her house in danger of her own life. Noticing the destruction and death happening around her, she drives maniacally away from her home, ultimately finding herself crashed in the woods. Rescued by a cop named Kenneth, they venture for a safety, away from the decay of insane civilians attempting to eat each other. Ana and Kenneth, along with a few other survivors, find refuge in the huge local mall. They can lost a long time in a mall, supplying near to unlimited resources but the question stands; Will they survive the rest of the world come crushing down with an evil zombie plague?

Personal Thoughts:
When I first saw this film, I was only a young lad. Heck, I was afraid of playing the video game 'Resident evil 3', so this was another fright night. Due to my interest in zombies, I enjoyed watching a good zombie film which are rarely available nowadays. When I did watch this film, it was the greatest one yet. The storyline is well developed and the characters do a sensational job covering their roles [Big Ving Rhames fan]. The startling moments are absolutely awesome and I felt the horror atmosphere throughout the whole film. You get a sense of survival as well and even after thoughts "What would I do if this situation ever arises"? All in all, in my beliefs I would say this is one of the best, if not the best, individual zombie film ever made, created and watched.

Recommendations:

5 Stars - ★

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