22 January 2015 | jbbuckeye1995
Not great, but better than others
this is my first ever review on IMDb. So please bare with me.
George Romero's Night of the Living Dead is one of those classic movies that will never fade away. The movie still holds up all these years. Since there will a problem with the title, the movie is a part of public domain. That means anyone can make their own version of the movie. That is exactly where A Night of the Living Dead comes into play. I do respect anyone willing to make a movie, if its original or a remake. So I am not here to bash the company or anyone involved in this movie. I am just giving out my opinion.
A Night of the Living Dead is a low-budget remake from independent director Chad Zuver. Now I've looked through his bio and seen that he is fairly new at directing. I haven't seen his other work before. But I am going to be completely honest here. I didn't think he did a bad job with this. NOTLD is a very slippery slope that the fans will never like any remake if Romero isn't involved in it. Since that is the reason why the 1990 remake gets so much attention. With this new remake, it IS better than some of the other remakes. 3D and Origins were god- awful. But this one is a lot better than those two. Even though this one doesn't have professional actors or a high Hollywood budget. This showed a different take on the story and even though the execution wasn't flawless. You see exactly what they were trying to do. There is something new added onto the story, that you haven't seen before, in any of the other remakes.
I agree with another reviewer. Any remake does do the original one an injustice. So I do have to give them fault for that one. It might have been a mistake to make this movie. But I'm not going to punish the people that made this for that mistake. I will not say this movie is trash, like other reviewers. Because it is far from trash.
Overall, I wasn't bored or disgusted by this movie. I did enjoy some small bits here and there. That does including the acting. I really enjoyed Sarah Thomas as Helen Cooper and the new characters from Lisa Marie and Kayla Elizabeth.
If you are a die-hard fan of the original movie. You are going to hate this movie, because you are so dead set on the original.