david g wrote:
While I love the original Night of the Living Dead, I think that Romero's sequel Dawn of the Dead is the greatest of all horror movies. I think the first 40 min of the Zach Synder remake are masterly and it totally falls flat afterward.
I don't know if I'd say greatest but the original DAWN is certainly up there. Definitely top 5.
The problem with the remake is that while it got all the jumps and survival horror aspects right it missed most of the social commentary and dark satire that was at the core of Romero's version. DAWN 78 is a great movie regardless of genre.
Plus Ken Foree is just pure coolness dressed in a SWAT uniform.