Dawn of the Dead

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by welsh, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. MrMarcus

    MrMarcus Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    370
    Apr 3, 2003
    I was kinda disappointed by Dawn of the Dead actually...

    Maybe it's my jaded experience with this type of movie but when the cast was pretty much set in stone (i.e. around the celebrity sniping bit) I was able to call the survivors and was only off by one. The end sequence was unfortunately formula and predictable.

    Good acting from the cast, and kudos to the filmmakers for resiting the urge to make the mall filled with product placements (except for a certain soft drink company's water product).
     
  2. welsh

    welsh Junkmaster

    Apr 5, 2003
    Yes, I did and thought he did a great job at refashioning the story. The role of the girl at the cemetary ("they're coming to get you susan") was redone well so that finally she had more to say.

    Also the Romero film was less about zombies than society and the tensions that ran in the house- middle class white family guy struggling with an intelligent and assertive black male, and because they can't agree and work together, they are crushed. That's the common theme in all the films- that people can't get over themselve to work together, leading to trajedy. In the remake the woman actually makes the most sense and sees the problem between the men, but the men can't get past their differences. Great.
     
  3. [PCE]el_Prez

    [PCE]el_Prez Vault Fossil

    Apr 25, 2003
    finally saw it tonight....

    That about sums up my assesment. I also loved when that huge truck was backing up and collecting blood from zombies' heads.

    Ton's of violence, a little brief nudity, some good laughs to break the tension....It should be obvious that that's all your going to get from this movie.
     
  4. Malky

    Malky Lived Through the Heat Death
    Orderite

    May 7, 2003
    Barbara.
     
  5. Zoe

    Zoe Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    451
    Dec 5, 2003
    A few comments:

    Yeah, night of the living dead was fun and creepy. More fun than creepy, which is why I liked it even though I dont usually like horor movies. Dawn of the dead is not on movies here yet, but maybe i will watch it.

    As for the Passion, I liked. Its a movie nobody can feel indiferent about (watch it and you will know what i mean). Although a bit extreme in the realism (a lot of blood, for instance), its a very touching movie even for convict atheists.

    "Big Fish". Well what can I say, its a Tim Burton movie, so you know its eccentric, bizarre. I liked it. Interesting, and good to relax.
     
  6. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003

    Streisand?
     
  7. welsh

    welsh Junkmaster

    Apr 5, 2003
    Thanks for the correction Malk.