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Day of the Dead (2008)

Horror movie directed by Steve Miner

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Uber zombies in the Day of the Dead remake

  • Apr 8, 2008
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I get it. I get that they are expanding on the original Day of the Dead (Divimax Special Edition) concept: that zombies can learn, and maybe even retain a little of themselves (which is actually a George A. Romero's Land of the Dead (Unrated Director's Cut)theme). But, in this movie they were damn right smart! They knew how to climb stairs, use instruments, guns, avoid obstacles and a variety of other things. Plus, they were uber zombies! Zombies on steroids, or speeds or both! I like the idea of the running zombie, it makes it more challenging, but these zombies were more like Spiderman zombies. They attached themselves to the ceiling, ran faster than a human and jumped incredible distances. Shouldn't a zombie have the same limitations as a human?

The movie played a bit with subject of the original Day of the Dead. Bub, the zombie that was being trained, is mirrored in the character of Private Bud Crain(playing with the names a bit, eh?!). Bud, who was a vegetarian, shows many human, or at least animal, charactersitics. Without giving much away, he remains a vegetarian and follows the military orders. He played a good character with a lot of potential. But, they movie did not explore it quite enough...like most of the characters and storylines. The movie throws in some back stories here and there, yet never explores them. The movie sacrificed content for brevity.

It is an ok movie, better than most zombie movies. But, it fails to explore so many possibilities that it makes you frustrated. The movie could have been better and longer.

The DVD contains an alternate ending and commentary.

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review by . March 27, 2011
A very unnecessary remake and not worth your time.
Day of the Dead was a lousy cash in on the success of the Dawn of the Dead remake. The problem was that not only did they have to reshoot the entire movie and wasted more than a year on the project, the movie is terrible. I thought that a straight remake of the original version would be very interesting when I heard that Ving Rhames was in the movie as Captain Rhodes. Not only is his character different, but he's barely in the movie. Another thing that kills the movie is the super athletic zombies. …
review by . May 21, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
I honestly don't want to waste my time with this but I too have watched this film. I do enjoy George Romero zombie flicks and after watching this I thought this was a joke. More disappointed actually cause all I got was some rookie director coming up with a 'remake' of one of the master's well known title and jacking it all up. A rookie in the sense of trying to capture the dark, gritty, viciousness of the zombie epidemic as envisioned by Romero in his earlier films. Steve Miner has directed episodes …
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Nick Cannon, Mena Suvari and Ving Rhames star in this horror film based on the George A. Romero classic zombie film. A mysterious virus has infected the small town of Leadville, Colorado, and the military is brought in to enforce a quarantine and stop the spread of the disease. As people perish, survivors realize that the virus is creating the walking dead who crave human flesh. Only a small number of people are immune to the virus, and those few survivors must battle to fend off the infected zombies while trying to make it out of town alive.
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Director: Steve Miner
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2008
Runtime: 86 minutes
Studio: First Look Pictures
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