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Day of the Dead (2008)

by

Jeff Nelson

Do the world a favor and don't support this release. Leave it to rot on the shelves at the stores to send the company a message.

Day of the Dead (2008)
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When the Dawn of the Dead (2004) remake came about, I was shocked about how good it was. A lot of people thought if it was possible if we could get another remake as good as Dawn of the Dead (2004). Many were in for one big, rotten let down.

A mysterious disease causes the newly dead to come back to life and threaten the living. A group of people band together to make it out of town alive. If you're expecting anything close to the original plot, you're not going to find it here. This has absolutely nothing in common with the original. The screenplay is absolutely terrible. It's filled with cheesy dialogue, unlikable characters, and predictable plot points. Before anybody turns, they would get a nose bleed, and stand frozen. This could of been used to the film's advantage to give some eerie moments. The opportunities were all wasted and there's absolutely nothing creepy in this film.

Bad scripts generally accompany poor acting. Whoever cast Nick Cannon in a zombie flick should lose his job. He has no place in any horror movie. The other actors, such as Mena Suvari, Michael Welch, and AnnaLynne McCord all give unsatisfactory performances. These actors make the film feel even more unnatural than it originally was.

Since this is a much newer film than the original, it should have better special FX. Unfortunately, that's not the case. The CGI is too heavily used and looks tacky. I thought that the running zombies worked well in 28 Days Later, but it failed miserably here. Zombies are more like spiders than undead. They're on walls and ceilings, which is absolutely ridiculous. All of the camera work and cinematography are amateurish. Steve Miner has a large resume with some impressive horror titles in there. It's disappointing that he slacked off in this or even signed up for this in the first place.

This film doesn't deserve to have the same movie title as Day of the Dead (1985). This is embarrassing to even have in the zombie sub-genre. When there is a vegetarian zombie, you know to stay far away. Do the world a favor and don't support this release. Leave it to rot on the shelves at the stores to send the company a message. has no redeeming qualities.

My Rating = One Star

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