Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Day of the Dead (2008)

Unfortunately for Horror fans the world over, Taurus Entertainment retained the rights to George Romero's DAY OF THE DEAD, which allowed them to produce one abysmal sequel to the original 1985 film along with this remake, a blatant cash-in on the success of Zack Snyder's DAWN OF THE DEAD. DAY OF THE DEAD finds a struggling group of civilians, scientists, and military personnel facing off with a deadly disease that turns its victims into ravenous flesh-eating monsters! The pedestrian script is so deeply embedded in genre cliches that they need not be listed. It is poorly written and poorly acted, despite the re-casting of DAWN OF THE DEAD's Ving Rhames as Captain Rhodes in addition to other recognizable names like Mena Suvari, Nick Cannon, and television's AnnaLynne McCord. Taking the new breed of zombies a step further, Steve Miner's monsters can not only run, but can leap small buildings in a single bound and inexplicably climb the walls and ceilings. The silliness quickly grows out of hand, but this remake sure does pack in a ton of blood! As gory as it is genuinely idiotic, DAY OF THE DEAD somehow manages to retain interest, but only for the good old fashioned Splatter fans. It is best to just forget that this film was even made, and move on to the countless other zombie films that followed in DAWN OF THE DEAD's wake.

Rating: 5/10.

2 comments:

  1. You know what this movie is- Romero's Dead series meets Resident Evil. It's not a good mesh.

    The fact that this movie has 'super-zombies' and they have a biological origin- let alone any origin- should be the first clue.

    Why the hell is there a 'super-zombie' here? Because Taurus Entertainment hates audiences, obviously.

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  2. Taurus hates all. Well, that isn't entirely true.. I can't hate them after they released HOUSE OF THE WOLF MAN!

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