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DAY OF THE DEAD MOVIE
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Nick Cannon, Mena Suvari and Ving Rhames star in this horror film based on the George A. Romero classic zombie film. A mysterious virus has infected the small town of Leadville, Colorado, and the military is brought in to enforce a quarantine and stop the spread of the disease. As people perish, survivors realize that the virus is creating the walking dead who crave human flesh. Only a small number of people are immune to the virus, and those few survivors must battle to fend off the infected zombies while trying to make it out of town alive. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The zombies in this one are not dead people coming back to life, but rather live people infected by a virus. They don't walk slow. In fact they move around a bit like the vampires in "Twilight." It doesn't take a head shot to kill them either. If you recall the research done in the original "Day of the Dead" explained why the head shot was needed. The movie starts out as a 5 star production. The character interaction was good. The plot and subplot ran close together. The slow scenes, needed to build plot, were done well as they were aptly inter-spaced with action scenes. I broke out the popcorn waiting for a modern zombie classic to unfold. It never did. Once the zombies came into being, the movie quickly degenerated into a "B" zombie movie. I always wondered what the guy at America AM in Colorado looked like. I wish they could have worked more wacko conspiracy theories into the plot before they ruined it.
Rebirth . . . in rage.
No one knows how anyone got sick . . . at least, no one is telling us. The US Army is all over it, quarantining Leadville, Colorado. Sarah Bowman (Mena Suvari) is serving her country and is part of the troops bordering the town.
Except they can't contain the rage-filled maniacs that have returned from the dead after being killed by the flu.
Going back for her mother (Linda Marlowe), she runs into her brother, Trevor (Michael Welch), and tries and save their mother's life. Unfortunately, the mom falls victim to the virus and Sarah and her brother--along with his girlfriend/female interest, Nina (AnnaLynne McCord), and a couple of Army Joes--try and flee from the ever-escalating attack of flesh-hungry zombies that stop at nothing to satisfy their gut-munching desires.
Adding a strange twist to things, one of the army chaps, Bud Crain (Stark Sands), gets infected and later transforms into an angry zombie as well, but Sarah keeps him along for the ride, feeling sorry for him. Besides, he seems harmless enough and hasn't attacked them.
When their hope of escape falls through, Sarah and the others must make their last stand against the undead before they are ripped to pieces.
Can they survive this Day of the Dead?
The first thing that comes to mind about this movie is that it's hardcore. The zombies in this flick aren't just your average gray-skinned, baggy-eyed monsters. The person infected dies then are suddenly transformed into pale-skinned, decayed-fleshed, white-eyed beasties loaded with so much rage that hate and hunger emanates from them before they even move in for the kill. Speaking of which, they move so fast that you'd think they're part vampire or something. Crazy speed with these guys and, for me, those quick, jerky movements of the undead creep me out every time.
The story's simple: an outbreak, people turn to zombies, folks run for their lives. Hey, standard zombie fare, and that's part of the fun. I also liked have a female in the lead and it was neat to see Mena Suvari--who usually plays the fun, get-along girl--take charge and blast the heads off these creatures.
I was totally into this flick. The suspense was building. Every time a zombie jumped out I was jumping on my couch. All good.
Then Bud died, came back--and was nice? This bit took me out of the movie and it's why I'm giving this a 3 out of 5 instead of a 4 like I was going to. It just totally ruined it for me, especially when Sarah and friends were riding with him in the Humvee and, after a short debate about why this zombie was riding with them, they all seemed pretty cool with it.
Bud's bit at the end was also predictable, but, hey, what're you gonna do?
I did like how vulnerable these zombies were to fire and how quickly the flames destroyed them.
The ending Director Steve Miner chose for this flick was the better of the two as the alternate ending on the DVD, though very similar, wasn't as strong and was a bit hokey. Having Salazar (Nick Cannon) die was the best choice.
If you like your zombie flicks raunchy, quick and gory, you'll love this Day of the Dead remake. If you're one of those folks who are sticky about story plausibility--even in the realm of zombie movies--then this probably won't be up your alley.
While this film might appeal to young folks who don't understand the art as developed by Romero, those who do will undoubtedly turn away from this one after the first half hour. It only takes that long to get an idea of the poor characters. Suvari plays an army Corporal (who carries a gun with no bullets. Why even pull it out?) Ving Rhames has a small part, perhaps wise enough to not stick around. Suvari's character is remarkably calm in the face of danger despite her seemingly bad decision making. The rest of the cast are like refugees from a Dawson's Creek episode. Nick Cannon (Mariah Cary's husband) plays the part of the bad a.., machismo Army Private, and while not giving a particularly good performance, due in part to the horrible script, Cannon does manage to bring some charisma and toughness to the character.
The zombies seem to do extraordinary things one moment (like crawl on ceilings and run real fast-like the Dawn of the Dead remake), but when it comes to attacking the lead actors they seem inept. This picture doesn't do any justice to the zombie film genre. It ranks down there with the very low budget. The title was used to possibly draw attention to it's existence, nothing more.
Just to give you an idea; one of the characters becomes a zombie and he doesn't feel like eating human flesh because when he was alive, he used to be a vegeterian.
This is how stupid this movie is.
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