Release Date: March 19th, 2004.
Written by: James Gunn.
Directed by: Zack Snyder.
Starring: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Webber, Mekhi Phifer, Ty Burrell, and Michael Kelly.
Zack Snyder tends to get a bad rap as a director. The man has given us some great movies like 300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, and Man of Steel, all of which we enjoyed the hell out of, and none of them fared all that well with critics. Even Fanboys (and girls) seem to be split on whether the guy is a genre visionary, or a complete hack.
We can see how some people would say that Zack Snyder makes movies that look gorgeous, but are on the hollow side of things when it comes to plot. We don't necessarily agree, but we can see it.
As lukewarm as most critics and fans seem to be about his movies, we can't help but love that it's his Dawn of the Dead remake that's been the most universally loved.
Zombie Apocalypse could bring!
|IT HASN'T BEEN THE BEST MORNING FOR HER SO FAR.|
|IT'S EQUALLY AS PLAUSIBLE THAT THEY'LL GET EATEN TO DEATH.|
|STICK WITH HIM, DARLIN', HE'LL GET YOU WHERE YOU NEED TO GO.|
We're usually fans of the Romero style of zombies (slow moving) above all others, but we loved how the undead in this one were quick and aggressive, as it made for some pretty intense moments throughout the movie. If you're going to remake a classic movie like Dawn of the Dead, and forgo the satire and subtext that helped make it so great, then at least make sure that your movie is entertaining as hell. Lucky for us, that is exactly what Zack Snyder excels at.
|ONE OF THE CREEPIEST KIDS EVER!|
|NOT ONLY IS TY BURRELL AWESOME IN THIS, BUT HOUSE OF CARDS STAR MICHAEL KELLY PLAYS A KICK-ASS ROLE TOO.|
|APPARENTLY THE ASPCA DOESN'T EXIST IN A POST-APOCALYPTIC WORLD.|
|AS IF BABIES WEREN'T ALREADY CREEPY ENOUGH...|
|MAYBE SHE JUST WANTS A HUG?|
|A DELETED SCENE FROM MODERN FAMILY.|
|UNLESS OF COURSE WE'RE BEING CHASED BY THEM. THEN WE DON'T LIKE IT.|
Dawn of the Dead is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD.
Sarah Polley and Lindy Booth made our new millennium hotter.