Dawn of the Dead (2004) review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/10/11
Vivian bites Luis, who then chases Ana (Sarah Polley). She is now joined by Kenneth Hall (Ving Rhames), Michael (Jake Weber), Andre (Mekhi Phifer) and his pregnant wife, Luda (Inna Korobkina) and breaks into an abandoned mall. They meet 3 security people in another floor and watch the news. Michael suggests to C.J. to make signs on the roof and lock-up weak doors. The group decides to feed and give a walkie-talkie to Andy. Nicole gets Chip from the converted Andy who was bitten. Steve likewise changes into a zombie and CJ sacrifices himself to help the group escape. Ana, Kenneth, Nicole, Terry and Chips leave on a boat while Michael deals with a zombie bite. A hand-held camera is found and the madness continues.
TV reverend: “How will God judge you? No we know.” Had some really emotional depth for a horror flick such as the father who was bitten, scene with Norma and the couple. The beginning starts strong but slows down in the middle portion. Some reservations were the lack of profundity for the romantic angle between Michael and Ana, plot was all over, some zombies walk slow, fly and run so swiftly, origin of the zombies, missing humor and uninteresting soundtrack. Special features on the disc was wonderful, especially the raising the dead portion. Overall, the action was fast and gory, performances realistic and makeup was astoundingly real. Dawn of the Dead makes each frame valuable which one needs to watch even after the end credits.