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Day of the Dead (2008)

Horror movie directed by Steve Miner

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A very unnecessary remake and not worth your time.

  • Mar 27, 2011
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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. Well, this isn't 28 Days Later and these people are not plague victims but corpses. I don't like Olympic trained athletic zombies, there not my cup of tea.

After spending all this money on the movie, the producers dumped it on the video market. The only thing cool about this movie is the video cover (then again it's not because it promises buckets of gore and rivers of blood) and that's stretching it. If you enjoy watching marathon endurance zombies, bad acting (the cast delivers a real bad performance all around) and inane dialog and situations then look no further,
A very unnecessary remake and not worth your time. A very unnecessary remake and not worth your time. A very unnecessary remake and not worth your time. A very unnecessary remake and not worth your time.

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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 …
review by . April 08, 2008
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 …
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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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