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First off, if this movie claims to be a horror movie -- it is
dead-fully wrong. It is a large combination of other movies all packed
into one. Resident Evil, The Fog, AVPR, and more. I could not help but
to laugh at the fully predictable "Zombie hiding locations" or the
cheesy dialogue. They type casted Nick Cannon and gave him lines that
2Dimensional-ize black males within film and bring shame to their
culture and use of slang. The pacing of this movie is also of in that
it seems like it was shot by multiple directors and 2nd and 3rd units.
The cinematography was well done, but the director's choice in using a
shaky "Hills Have Eyes II" shooting style dropped the suspense factor
down to zero. More importantly the zombies in this film have brought
shame to all other before. They can climb up walls, on ceilings, jump
10+ feet in the air, but cannot catch our main characters when they are
right next to them.
A combination of bad dialogue, super-zombies, poor direction, predictability, and stolen scenes from other movies. This movie has been one of the worst movies that I have ever seen.
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After watching this film I felt compelled to write a short review so that other zombie-film fans wouldn't have to sit through it. To connect it in any way to Romero's 1985 masterpiece is heresy and as far as I could see, the only connection was a zombie called Bud who retained some human-like behaviour. The effects were not that bad and there were some good set pieces but they couldn't distract from the overall mess of clichés that the film was. With most of the action happening at night there was very little of the original's feeling of apocalyptic disaster and the total lack of anyone to care about just added to the frustration of sitting through a film that isn't fit to bear even a nod to Romero's work, let alone claim to be a remake. The only thing worse than sitting through this film would be to be told that someone credited you in it as an influence.
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Words just cant really describe how bad this movie really is. So far I've seen zombies that use the ceiling to get in front of someone like an martial arts expert, zombies that walk on the wall like Spiderman. I've seen zombies that HIDE a body in the closet, and when the police arrives (after the body's have been found)lay in between them as to fool the police. I've seen purple blood. A zombie who's sad about being tied up in a car, and not going totally berserk, but just sad. The reason why? He's a vegetarian. Since when do zombies DODGE bullets? Or climb a ladder? Or leap like frog on amphetamine? Or flap their arms like a monkey on crack? I'm not saying that a zombie movie is very believable, but this was just over the top. The SFX in this film is not just bad, it's pathetic! Looks like the SFX from the Xena series or Hercules. At one point it looked like the blood was just painted on the frame. I was expecting so much more from this, seeing as the 2004 dawn of the dead was, imho, very good. Even if you think of it as a stand-alone, it's just sad beyond words. Still, you have to see this just to believe how a film with the magical title Day Of The Dead could suck so hard.
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I like zombie movies, i do and most are bad but guilty pleasure all the
same. This movie however is one of the worst movies i have ever seen it
is bad for a zombie it is bad for any movie, i'd rather watch godfather
3 than watch this, hell i'd rather watch Santa Claus Vs the Martians.
You are undoubtedly think it can't be that bad but you'd be wrong.
Where to begin, well this movie bears not relation to the plot of Day
of the Dead and seems like a poor cash in by the copyright holder of
that on the success of the Dawn of the Dead remake, (also starring Ving
Rhames but more of that later). The plot actually feels like it was
lifted from the Res Evil games meshing elements of 1 2 and 3 the
military quarantine a town, virus runs amok, secret experiments etc.
This might fill you with hope, if it does your'll be sorely
disappointed. So whats wrong with the film, well the acting is bad even
for a zombie movie, the script can only of been written by a child or a
group of the higher primates (and if its the latter then i guess that
would deserve some respect), and the camera-work and editing is so bad
at points its hard to tell whats happening. The cardboard characters
consists of three marines (how they became marines is beyond me) of
Mena Suvari as Jill valentine, coming back to her hometown after
leaving (apparently its complicated but never explains why), a Ghetto
Stereotype, and newbie aka zombie bait aka bub (the only reference to
the original), an evil government doctor who habitually lies for no
apparent reason (like claim not to have a car) and is evil (to emphasis
this a nurse begs for help by his car in the zombie infested parking
lot, but he just pushes to some waiting zombies for some reason?) plus
some towns folk like Mena's brother and his girlfriend or something. At
this point you might be wondering why i haven't mention Ving Rhames
character, Black Authority figure, thats because it really was only a
cameo no doubt in a effort to link this to the Dawn of the Dead remake
he appeared in, when the best character in a zombie movie dies 5
minutes in to the actually zombie attack you got start questioning the
film. So after what is a pretty terrible build up, (apparently stoners
can hang out at abandon missile silos housing secret military labs, who
knew?)At the hospital you half expect Hugh Laurie to gait by on his
cane as the film liberal steals, ahem homages from House with a scene
apparently show the activation of the virus. Most of the special
effects are sub par not bad enough to make you laugh just poor, and i
expect this was because they wasted most of the SFX budget on the House
cgi. So the zombies aren't zombies not really coming somewhere between
the comedy zombies of night of the living dead and the those of 28 days
later, but what they most remind you of is deadites and its at this
point you realise this movie could of been awesome, if they had cast
Bruce Campbell and rather than stealing the plot of Res Evil stole the
plot of Fistful of Broomsticks but alas this is not to be. The Zombies
have superpowers (like crawling on ceilings) are smart (they can hide
bodies in cupboards, pretend to be a corpse, understand directions
given over a radio) and in the case of one zombie dodge bullets like
Neo (honestly though he is apparently the zombie messiah since
scientists are know for the physical prowess) oh and they fall in love
(zombie love story i wonder if the zombie virus can be sexually
transmitted?). Thats right Bub the newbie moron soldier, get bitten and
smitten, and apparently doesn't attack people because he was a
vegetarian in life. However Bub does reckon the best part of this movie
Mena Suvari arse, thats it the sole good point of this movie is her
Arse, for the ladies there's nothing unless your into black
stereotypes, women or rotting corpses (in which case you got a whole
other set of problems). This movie is like a parody without the comedy,
the only way this could be redeemed is by a Mystery Science Theatre
3000 commentary or if they re-cut it to star Bruce Campbell.
In conclusion if you like Mena Suvari rent American Pie or Beauty, if you like Zombies rent the original.
This is probably the worst Zombie flick ever made and its creators need
to literally be SHOT!
Zombies that crawl on ceiling tiles, zombies that make stupid blurbling sounds and crappy sloppy makeup effects combined with really bad computer animation, stupid humor, bad acting and lousy wanna be Dawn of the Dead remake(which was excellent) editing. This movie is the lousiest horror movie I have ever seen and does an injustice to the genre itself while insulting the audience in the process.
For Zombie films this is Blasphemy! For it to be a remake of the Romero masterpiece is unforgivable.......in fact I pulled it out of the DVD and chucked it across the room 3/4 of the way through, rental or not!
Thought we would give this film the benefit of the doubt. wrong wrong wrong. utter pants movie. wasted a couple of hours of our life watching this rot... isn't there some kind of height requirement for the army? i'm sure mena suvari wouldn't meet it.It's like allowing Jeanette Krankie join the police force(no offence Jeanette 'Fan Dabby Dozee'). please don't waste your time watching this. I'm writing this comment as i've given up watching the film. The special effects are really bad.To be honest the special effects in Michael Jackson's Thriller were better. And since when did zombies have the ability to climb walls??? If you want to see better movies watch the first 2 remakes or even better, watch 28 days and 28 weeks Later.
I can suspend my disbelief with the best of them.
Dead rising and shuffling around hungry for human flesh? OK! Dead able to run like Flo-Jo after said human flesh? I guess.
Dead crawling across the ceiling after same said human flesh? OH HELL NO!
Day of the Dead tries to explain the situation away as a virus that causes the dead to attack people... but somehow this virus is timed so an ENTIRE FRIGGING TOWN turns into zombies at exactly the same time!
And people that looked pretty much normal mere seconds ago now look like they have been rotting in the ground for weeks.... man that's some virus!
Oh yeah... as insult to injury they threw vegetarian zombies into the mix! AVOID THIS MOVIE!
This really is a joke, a complete and total insult to the original Day
of the Dead movie. Now i thought a re-make was supposed to stick at
least partially to the original story line and just tweak it to make it
This movie had NOTHING in common with the original movie except the leading ladies name. And Ninja zombies that can crawl along the ceilings and stagger across the floor at 30 MPH+
I'm not sure who wrote the story line for this remake but if it was Gorgeo what have you done? Taken a time-less zombie film classic and made it into an abomination.... Only thing the film it was made with is good for is burning.
This has to be one of those remakes that makes you cringe every time
you think of the original while you watch it.
A mysterious virus plagues a small Colorado town, and the Army is called in to retain order and quarantine the area. What they don't know is that the virus will soon turn those who are infected into bloodthirsty zombies who, frankly, seem to have more energy than a talented gymnast.
While these zombies run, jump real high and scale ceilings to capture their victims, a small group of people band together and try to fight them off while fleeing at the same time.
A talented cast (Mena Suvari, Ving Rhames, Stark Sands, Michael Welch and Ian McNeice) is wasted, despite a few good lines. Regardless, rent the George A. Romero original.
Filmed in Bolgaria, but oddly looks like Colorado.
Frist I never post on IMDb first time, but I had to for this.
Plain and simple awful movie for a so many reasons... but I'll just name a few.
- Awful acting - Awful storyline - Awful characters - Awful one-liners - Awful ending ... I can keep on going.
What the ...... were they thinking when they made this flick, it's 2008 and you would think that they would have learned from previous zombie movie disasters. The thing that gets me is that they obviously had the money, it wasn't a low budget movie as far as special effects go etc... but the movie itself is just ugh.
I got to like 80% and couldn't watch anymore... if I only knew or listened to other IMDb members I wouldn't have wasted an hour or so of my life watching this.
The only thing that this movie had going for it is GI-Jane is pretty cute -- that's it.
Do yourself a favor AVOID IT.
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