Spooky Sundays 👹- Dawn of the Dead (2004)
THIS WEEK’S FEATURE PRESENTATION:
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Here at Grand Gentlemen, nothing is more important to us than “family time”. Which is why at least once, every week, we loosen our ties and unwind for a wild voyage into the great world of cinema.
This week, my friends... was no different.
For this week’s Feature Presentation, we watched an epic remake of the 1978 zombie classic: Dawn of the Dead, which just so happens to be the directorial debut of Zach Snyder.
In this tortuous tale... the world as we know it becomes plagued with the walking dead and a colorful cast of survivors including, but not limited to Sarah Polley, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer, and the great Ving Rhames as police sergeant Hall all choose to band together inside of a Wyoming shopping mall with the hopes of eventually being rescued.
Okay, check this out. If you grab a dictionary and look up “the perfect movie remake”, THIS film’s movie poster is what’s going to be the picture that’s next to the definition.
Even in his directorial debut, Zach was able to create a remake that paid homage to the original story the entire way, while still working on it’s own terms. It literally oozes Zach’s visual style through and through and the film has enough wild special effects and jump scares from zombies running at maximum speed to keep you into the mix the entire time.
There aren’t too many quality zombie flicks out there these days. In fact... one could probably count them all out on one hand.
But it’s definitely fair to say that Zach’s “Dawn of the Dead” is one of those joints.
Bravo, Sir Snyder. Bravo, - Gents