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Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Country: USA

Director:  Zack Synder

Main Stars:  Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Ty Burrell, Lindy Booth, Michael Kelly, Kevin Zegers, Jayne Eastwood, Jake Weber, Kim Poirier, Inna Korobkina

Storyline:  Survivors of the zombie outbreak trap themselves in a mall and try to survive.

 

 

Review (Spoils): Remake time yet again and this time this is with a massive classic. I personally put this one off for a long time to see as I was not crazy about the idea. We have Ana (Sarah Polley) trapped with a group of misfits within a mall as they plan to escape and live somewhere else in a world full of zombies. While they all work together on how to escape and why this is happening in the world, they also find out each other dirty laundry.  The film bases mostly on them trying to work together and stopping the spread of the zombie infection.

The film does stray away from the original script by a lot which is a good thing and they dropped most of the comedy stuff from the original. Yes, we have some unique characters and the build is not bad. The eye candy from the film is there as Sarah Polley (the hero), Lindy Booth (the silly young one that does stupid stuff) and Kim Poirier (the bubbly blonde). All three of them did a great job and I did not dislike them.  Ty Burrell did an amazing job also as you wanted to hate him, and he played the part very well.

Now to what I did not care for, the young pregnant couple was painful. Mekhi Phifer and Inna Korobkina characters were not enjoyable and not even smart in anyway and they seemed to be out of place. The acting was poor, and I cheered for the zombie baby. Bad selection on actors.  The second hurting unit of this film was fast moving zombies, I hate fucking running zombies.

We got lots of gun shots, zombies bites, a zombie baby with glowing eyes, some cool skin rot special effects, a gross fat undead woman, some chainsaws, and more zombies then you can track. The gore is not over the top as the original, but the zombie action is there.

Rating:  Going to be honest here, this film was not bad for a remake. It stayed away from the original enough to not hurt it and yet it did pay homage to it. The ladies were great, and I was glued to the screen to see how this all is going to work out for them. The movie was not bad but like I have said many times I really hate fast moving zombies and once I saw them go, I was kicked to the curve on thought.  But overall the flick was fun and entertaining for a zombie movie. Well done Sarah Polley! As a side note was Kim Poirier trying to be Sherri Moon? (it worked for me).

6/10 Beers!

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Splice (2009)

Splice (2009)

Country:  Canada

Director:  Vincenzo Natali

Main Stars:  Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chaneac

Storyline:  Genetic scientists achieve splicing together DNA of different animals and human blood to become a new breed.

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Review (Spoils):  Sciencists Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley) want to become famous so they skip on their active duties at N.E.R.D. and work secretly together to create the perfect creature. In between their romance they splice DNA from animals into one being and she adds her own blood into the mix for her own DNA (this is learnt later).  They work together and create their experiment and Elsa starts getting the nurturing instinct and starts to raise her like her own.  In the middle the creature grows and becomes attractive to Clive, we have some strange beast sex and Elsa learns this as she catches them. She starts to treat the creature for what it is and in the end it is a battle of the fittest of this crazy sex changing beast. In the film we have minor gore, minor blood and minor scares. We have some crazy beast sex scenes and some ok CGI effects.

Rating:  This movie falls under more Sci-fi than horror so it was hard to judge it.  So maybe it was not right for the site and review but the movie was entertaining none the less. Both Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley acting was very well done and you can feel for the characters but the monster itself fell flat to me. Yeah it’s a waterbreathing, sex changing, talon tailed, winged horny creature….sorry no fright there.

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4/10 Beers

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