Dawn of the Dead (2004)

I have fond memories of the original Dawn of the Dead film, which made me really skeptical about the 2004 remake directed by Zack Snyder, but looking back now, I think it is actually one of the better Hollywood horror film remakes. Snyder described it as a reimagining, but the premise remained largely the same, but adding a completely different cast and expanding on the mall setting. George A. Romero, writer and director of the original film, helped to write the script for the 2004 version, alongside James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Super), and the subtle touches of the master show in the finished product. I watched the unrated version, which has more gore and sexual content that had to be originally cut out to ensure there were no problems with the MPAA ratings board. As a side note, this DVD was well worth the money, as it also included deleted scenes which never made it into any version of the film, extra news footage about the zombie outbreak, and a video diary that focused on the character of Andy in his final days.

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About stephenwilds

Writing in the dirty South, this recovering internet addict wakes up every morning wrestling with nightmares of Silent Hill, Battletoads, and where to put that third comma.
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