Day of the Dead
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Rotten: It's a pageant of stupidity that hopes gushing wounds and deliberate fanboy-catnip slices of ultraviolent cheese will mask the reality that it's a worthless offering in an increasingly abused genre.
- Brian Orndorf, DVDTalk.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rotten: A chaotic mess of violence and gore...
- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: It's such a fun zombie movie, I'm amazed it didn't get a full theatrical release.
- Lucius Gore, ESplatter, Thursday, June 24, 2010
A collection of survivors and military personnel try to escape from an outbreak of a deadly virus in a small town that turns the inhabitants into flesh eating creatures. My God, there are so many things wrong with this film I don't know where to start. For one, it is NOT a remake of Day Of The Dead. It has so little in common with it, it might as well call itself a remake of 28 Days Later or Resident Evil; in fact the crappy script was like watching a 90 minute videogame cut scene. Mena Suvari (along with the rest of the cast for that matter ) has no presence whatsoever, with only Ving Rhames showing any charisma at all and I felt duped by his name being attached to it because he is hardly in it. Not to mention the fact that the "zombies" can now crawl up walls as well as run around like berserkers as if they've all been bitten by radioactive spiders so it's actually far more like a vampire film than a zombie film. A sense of humour would've helped, especially since it expects you to swallow the concept of a vegetarian zombie (a VEGETARIAN f***ing ZOMBIE??) with a completely straight face. It does have enough blood and guts to stave off boredom, but despite the rather impressive remake of Dawn, this isn't even close to being in the same league. But at least it's better than the unforgivably atrocious remake of Night Of The Living Dead.
- garyX, Tuesday, May 24, 2011
If I were George Romero I would have sued to keep the name "Day Of The Dead" off this movie so that my name wasn't attached to it after I screened this junker. Romero has done some pretty bad movies recently, trying to stay creative with the zombie genre, but to allow this "remake" of his 1985 movie (when he was doing some REALLY good stuff) is just horrible. Everything from writing to directing to cinematography is terrible. It's not even scary. Between the director and cinematographer, they couldn't develop one scare. In Jaws, Spielberg spent $100,000 of his own money reshooting a single scene because he didn't get the reaction he wanted when they were screening it. Day Of The Dead just flounders through what is supposed to be a scary, yet turns out sad, movie. They did get some decent actors when someone thought this garbage was going to be released in theaters. They didn't, however, get an actor whom could carry a mess of a movie like this. Mena Suvari is decent at acting, Nick Cannon is by no means a good actor, but he is entertaining, and Ving Rhames is a guy I like to see in film. He has a smaller part here, but this would have blown even if he had a more prominent role. There are a few other actors who would look familiar, but you wouldn't remember their names. This Day Of The Dead remake is horrible. Even if you see it airing on TV for free I'd recommend you keep clicking.
- cenzano38, Thursday, November 11, 2010