I normally don't write reviews for these things, but it seems that many of the other reviews missed something important... but I will get to that later.
Romero's Dawn was a classic, and I was not at all sure the remake would be worthwhile, but I was happily surprised. Ramping up the zombies to a Resident Evil type speed was a stretch for me, but it works in the context of this new story. Like TCM, this was not just a remake but a rewrite, the only way it could have worked. This movie was done well enough to keep original Dawn fans happy and bring a new legion of zombie lovers into the fold. Sure, some of the dialogue was cheese, but its a horror movie for god's sake! What do you expect? (And its not like other popular genre's are devoid of cheese.)
The characters were well-defined, even if some were merely caricatures of societal elements. The special effects were top-notch, and the frenzied zombies gave a sense of imminent danger rather than the forboding sense of doom from the original.
For all those who complained about the ending... you obviously left the theater too soon. In recent years, many movies have delighted in putting extras in the credits... in this movie, if you left when the credits began to roll... well, don't make that foolish mistake again. When it finally came to a close, I felt the perfect bridge into the world given to us in Day of the Dead.
Fantastic movie and a must have for any worthwhile collection!