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Dawn of the Dead

(DVD - 2004)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Dawn of the Dead
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When a mysterious virus turns people into mindless, flesh-eating zombies, a handful of survivors wage a desperate, last-stand battle to stay alive ... and human! The last remaining humans escape to a Milwaukee shopping mall, where they decide that the only way to truly elude the approaching throng of undead is to somehow make their way to an island that is supposedly zombie-free.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, 2004
Edition: Full screen
ISBN: 1417011343
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jul 01, 2010
  • Cthulhu rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jul 01, 2010
  • Cthulhu rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jul 01, 2010
  • Cthulhu rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Though the adaptation of this movie was disappointing, as a horror movie it was pretty good. The makeup artists did phenomenal jobs.The blood splatter, the shooting, and the gore was all well done. It was pure eye candy to a horror fan. I would recommend this movie to any horror/zombie movie fan.

Mar 24, 2011
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Fairly entertaining. I wished the ending was better. . .

Jul 01, 2010
  • Cthulhu rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Death. A common fear amongst almost all the civilizations in the world. But what if you could overcome death? Would you do it? What if, in order to overcome death, you were reduced to a brainless automaton? You get bit. You bleed to death. You come back. That is the premise of this film. However, when you come back, there is nothing left of you but your body; your mind is all but gone - wasted. There is a stark difference between vampires and zombies - vampires are sentient, zombies are not. That fact makes them all the more terrifying. Similar to the original, the few survivors take refuge in a mall (an allusion to consumerism in modern society, perhaps?).

Across the river of zombies trying to bite the survivors is a gun store, owned by Andy. Neither of them can reach each other, so they use a dry-erase-board to communicate. They play a game: the people in the mall write down the name of a celebrity, such as Burt Reynolds. Andy then shoots the zombie-look-a-like in the head. A classic scene.

The film also poses the belief: the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. A man was bit, he is slowly dying and shall eventually turn into a zombie. What do you do? Do you kill him right away, or do you let him die then resurrect as a zombie? At which point is a human beyond hope?

The best zombie movie; one of the better horror films I've seen!

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Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Kenneth: Oh, I get it. You saw hell yesterday, and now you're scared of going to hell for all the bad things you've done. I'll tell you what, go in the stall, say 5 Hail Marys, wipe your a**, and you and God can call it even!

Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Televangelist: Hell is overflowing, and Satan is sending his dead to us. Why? Because, you have sex out of wedlock, you kill unborn children, you have man on man relations, same sex marriage. How do you think your God will judge you? Well friends, now we know. When there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.

Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Michael: So what's the plan?
CJ: The plan is you drink a nice tall glass of Shut The F**k Up!

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Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Jul 01, 2010
  • Cthulhu rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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.

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Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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