As with most movies I get now days I come in expecting them to completely suck so that I am not let down. While watching this movie I kept that same attitude although I was never completely let down. There really wasn't that defining moment where I turned my back on the movie. On the flip side there also really wasn't that moment that fully entrenched me in the movie.
Day of the Dead made a few mistakes regarding the zombie movie genre. First of all the zombies were fast, in fact they weren't just fast, but possessed powers they could not possibly have once dead, such as running on ceilings. While I'm not totally against the idea of zombies being capable of running, I am against them being super human.
The next cardinal sin the movie made was it never slowed down. It was like the director/writer was insecure with their work, and had to keep the action consistently happening so as not to let the viewers down.
Just because it's a horror/end of times movie does not mean dialog gets thrown out the window. In fact the slowest parts of Romeo's films were probably the better parts. The whole idea of diverse people being confined to one area is what makes zombie movies so great. The struggle with each other, and not the zombies is what makes the movie.
Regarding the remake status of the movie, there is very little to talk about. Some characters had similar names or same names, and at one point the main characters were in a military bunker. While Day of the Dead (1985) was a great movie Day of the Dead (2008) was average. I give it a 7/10. ...View Comments (0)