Dawn of the Dead
When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.
Four people take up residence in a deserted shopping mall while trying to stay alive amid the armies of the dead and a vicious gang of militant bikers.
Things I would do differently.
1. Remove the food from the freezer where they put the bodies.
2. Build the wall out of something stronger than cardboard.
3. Close and seriously board up the doors behind the built wall.
4. Seduce Francine away from Flyboy.
5. Take all the guns out of the gun store.
6. Never take off the fur coat.
7. Eat a whole ton of cheese.
So much better than my angsty teenage memory had remembered. A lot of the new love has stemmed from the incredible score, and then I read it was done by Goblin. Of course! They've created some of the greatest horror music of all time. The movie itself is admittedly too long, but that's the only complaint. The 70s super-mall couldn't be a better backdrop. Dawn may be the greatest zombie movie to exist.
You know Macumba? Voodoo. My granddad was a priest in Trinidad. He used to tell us, "When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth."
With Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero unknowingly created a sub-genre of horror that has lasted over 40 years with no signs of going away. With Dawn of the Dead, he not only created one of the greatest sequels ever made, but a masterstroke in satirical social commentary in the guise of a zombie movie that ended up being a landmark film in horror. It truly is one of the greatest horror films ever committed to film made at a time when Romero was…
Dawn of the Dead is my favorite example of what is great and vital about independent film. This is a case of a regional cast and mostly local crew clearly giving 150% to the movie; the cast, in particular, is very likeable compelling, and their unknown quality actually heightens their believability. The mall setting is a great example of a found location that is inherently more interesting than one that might have been designed on a soundstage, and George Romero makes the most of it, both in maximizing tension (Romero has an excellent understanding of spatial continuity) and mining the consumerist angle for maximum humor and subtext.
This movie is Romero's finest hour, thanks to his no-bullshit yet humanist view…
George Romero's had an interesting set of innings in his career; invariably with the benefit of hindsight it becomes apparent (when looking at his latest films) that his classic works like DAWN OF THE DEAD genuinely do portray his artistic voice and style without limitation despite the fact that his early films were notoriously underfunded. With a lengthy body of work, it is now apparent that Romero was never a particularly great director or an astoundingly talented artist who could mold film to his whim. More than anything, Romero's power was his ability to be a visionary and one who was well ahead of his time. This trait, more than anything, is what makes his work and - arguably his…
"When there is no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth."
What a deliciously awesome line. And what a great movie. I loved the classic Romero effects and characters. The subtext involving American consumerism and trend following is alot more smart than a zombie movie had any right to be. But Hell if it wasnt good.
Alot of people said the new Dawn of the Dead was a good remake, but I just cannot bring myself to take it seriously. All other zombie movies, Hail to the King.
One of my top three favorite movies and will always be. For me it is perfect.
I really enjoyed most of the middle of this movie, well I liked it all, just found some parts of the beginning and end to be annoying. There were some really over the top characters, specially at the end, guy with the sombrero that is obsessed with knowing his blood pressure comes to mind. Those types of caricatures just pulled me of the movie, it was too glaringly false.
second film in this franchise and with low expectations already i found a much better film.
it opens [and closes for that matter] weak but the main part of the movie is absolutely fantastic.
it is, of course, easier said than done but this high concept is executed almost to perfection.
it is a little long, some scenes and sequences could have been cut or at least shortened but there is plenty to enjoy.
you can check off in your list your living in a shopping mall fantasy.
The defining zombie movie. George Romeo's classic sequel to his first classic. Although it is hard to choose, myself and many other would choose this as his all time best movie and one of the greatest zombie movies ever made. The mall setting is perfect, the Goblin soundtrack is perfect, the story is effective, and the blood is great. The movie is great fun with a solid story for those serious times
Here we stand on the shoulders of giants.
It's sometimes easy to look back and give it more credit than it is actually due, just because its older, but so too is it easy to underrate something because what we have now is much better but only because that came first.
This is kind of how I feel about this movie. I wasn't blow away by it, but I do appreciate that this movie was used as a model for many of the films I would call superior. It does a lot of things right, like its strong theme and interesting character developments but the slow 70's pacing really stopped me from liking it. It's not that I'm against slow…
George A. Romero's sequel to Night of the Living Dead. Four people take refuge in a massive shopping mall in order to escape the epidemic of the flesh hungry dead coming back to life. With all their basic needs comforted they decide to call the place home until some outsiders decide to invade their paradise. One of the greatest horror films of all time. Intense, gruesome and intelligent.
Una peli mala no puede durar 2 horas y 20 minutos. NO.
No es una peli de zombies. Tiene zombies, tiene gore...pero es sobre gente que huye y se encierra en un centro comercial y vive en el centro comercial. Es su vida en un encierro. Los zombies son circunstanciales.
Por cierto que la anterior (en blanco y negro) es mil veces mejor. La única acción que da (y sus momentos míticos de cargarse zombies- o gente con la cara pintada de gris- es muy al final).
El momento una mujer llamando a su MIGUELITO, el zombie, es grande. Otros así son todas las muertes que se producen en el mismo estanque de agua (miles) o el que, en medio de un ataque zombie, se pone a medirse la presión sanguínea provocando, obviamente, que al final quede su brazo ahí.
La música de los momentos de acción tipo equipo A o la tipo fería-circo en momentos zombies no ayudan nada.
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