Saturday, October 17, 2009

31 days of Halloween: Day of the Dead

Let me get this out of the way right now. Day of the Dead, not the original 1985 film but the 2008 remake, is just a bad movie. Fresh off the heels of the 2005 horror remake of Dawn of the Dead, it attempts to pull in that same crowd that enjoyed that film.

Well, this ain't that film. While I got to say that the remake of Dawn of the Dead was better done on many aspects compared to the original film (though the ending is over the top), I have to say that the original Day of the Dead is leaps and bounds better than this film. And I don't particularly like the 1980s Day of the Dead that much as it is.

A town, in Colorado is closed off from the rest of the world when people begin to contract a flu like sickness. Well, little do they know (and obvious to us) the people who contract the flu begin to (surprise) die and become zombies.

This film is just silly, over the top, and absurd in its execution, acting, and at times directing/editing. Worse than that, the zombies don't make sense. It's one thing to have "fast zombies" but these zombies are not only fast, but completely defy gravity.

The films stars Mena Suvari and Nick Cannon with a small cameo from Ving Rhames, I guess to make the movie seem more "legitimate."

** out of *****

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