Though genre fans cried foul at the very notion of remaking George Romeroâ€™s 1978 living dead masterpiece Dawn Of The Dead, director Zack Snyderâ€™s revamp is both respectful of the source material and an entirely worthy film in its own right. Thereâ€™s really nothing wrong with running zombies (Return Of The Living Dead had them way back in 1984), and Snyderâ€™s version of Dawn is an amped up, action oriented retelling throughout. The first fifteen minutes is cinematic perfection, better conveying the sense of a world gone to hell overnight in one brief, deftly edited sequence than any other flick about the zombie apocalypse I could cite. Though Snyder fumbles the ball a bit with a nihilistic coda he intersperses with the end credits, his take on Romeroâ€™s creation is largely on target. He can be forgiven for not noticing that Uncle George wisely left the ultimate fate of his heroes up to each viewerâ€™s own imagination.
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