GarbageReelKids 🗑️ 🎥 🧒’s review published on Letterboxd:
I've owned this for over a decade and just watched it yesterday afternoon.
The original film has always been one of my favorites, and I was so reticent to tarnish its precious image, especially considering how poorly some remakes have been over the last 10-15 years.
When we were out with my neighbors to see the 4K remaster of NoTLD last week, this movie came up. My neighbor holds the opinion that the Dawn remake is superior to the original. I think that's a bit of a stretch, but this was really awesome.
The effects are great, the colors really pop, there's ample doses of humor, we get some ACTION, and the script stays true (enough) to the original while still taking a decent amount of chances that mostly pay off.
If we don't want a shot-for-shot Van Sant remake, and don't want the original premise and story just shat on, I really don't think you can do much better than this.