R | | Action, Horror, Thriller
A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.
20 March 2004 | B. Caesar Cubillos (CubeJack@aol.com)
7 | Action rather than horror, but worthy remake
As a HUGE fan of the original Dawn of the Dead I was very skeptical of this remake. I wasn't expecting an Academy ...
The two zombies with missing limbs (the jogger missing an arm and the legless zombie in the parking garage) were both played by actual amputees. The same thing was done for one of the first zombies seen in the original Dawn of the Dead (1978).
I tossed a fucking Molotov. Not good. For one thing, it don't do shit. It just burns for a while and leaves them all grilled and smelling like Jimmy Dean! And now I'm really fucking hungry!
When Ana runs into the restroom after being attacked by Luis in the beginning of the movie, we see the overhead shot of her falling into the bathtub. If you see closely the rug by the tub is folded in by Ana as she falls in, but when she gets out of the tub and we see her foot go down on the rug, it is normal.
During the closing credits we see a series of shots filmed by the survivors using a camcorder they find on Steve's boat. There are a couple of scenes of Steve and his girlfriend (still left on the camera), then the survivors finding a small boat with a still-animated zombie head in an icebox, and finally them running out of gas and landing on an island where they are attacked by zombies. There are then a series of brief almost-subliminal flashes of zombies "attacking" the camera.
$26,722,575 (USA) (19 March 2004)
$58,885,635 (USA) (28 May 2004)
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