Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes according to plan.
Now that zombies have taken over the world, the living have built a walled-in city to keep the dead out. But all's not well where it's most safe, as a revolution plans to overthrow the city leadership, and the zombies are turning into more advanced creatures.Written by
At the beginning of the movie, if you listen carefully to the tuba and tambourine zombies in the town bandstand, they are playing notes from "The Gonk", the mall music from George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead (1978). See more »
When one of the military men attempts to throw a bomb his hand is cut off by a zombie. He falls to the ground, covering the bomb he was holding and gets blown up. When his body lands, his other hand falls off, revealing that it's a mannequin hand. See more »
[Cholo is bitten by a zombie and Foxy hold a gun aimed at him]
It's your call man.
[hesitates then shakes his head no]
Nah, I always wanted to see how the other half lives.
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The old mid-1930s Universal Pictures logo begins the film. See more »
To secure an M18 rating in Singapore, two scenes needed to be axed. The first being the scene where a zombie stomps on the head of another, and the second depicting the decapitation of a zombie towards the end of the show. The uncut version is rated R21. See more »
I went in to this movie expecting the worst and couldn't have been more wrong. Romero did a good job keeping to what he does best- zombie and social commentary. The special effects and gore were really good and "Dead Reckoning" doesn't look as much like a DAWN OF THE DEAD (remake) parking shuttle, as it does in the trailers. I did feel that they introduced "Big Daddy" way to early in the film and overused him. I would have enjoyed the movie more if he was just another zombie. Cameo's by Simon Pegg, Tom Savini, and Edgar Wright were barely noticeable. I would have liked to see more "daytime" scenes but I don't think that is what Romero had in mind. Overall, it was a fun movie that had a few sudden scares and some good humor.
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