By Julie Mendoza, Courier Staff Writer
A zombie frenzy has been unleashed. Daughter, husbands, loved ones are infected and unable to be saved. How will you survive? Dawn of the Dead expresses both a fun yet terrifying perspective on zombie invasions. After Ana, played by Sarah Polley, narrowly escapes the grip of her zombie infected husband she flees and unites with a group of survivors. They lock themselves in the local mall where all their necessities are provided. All is well until they decide it's safer to leave and find refuge elsewhere. Betrayals are made and each death is more exciting than the last.
The tagline of the film is “when the undead rise, civilization will fall.” Watching the movie with a group of friends made it impossible not to enjoy this horror/thriller. It didn't overflow with gore but it kept my attention. You begin to wonder whether they can survive this global catastrophe and escape for society once and for all. Of course, some scenes felt predictable, but I enjoyed it nonethless.
Dawn of the Dead was directed by the same director as 300 and Watchmen, two highly liked films. Director by Zack Snyder and written by James Gunn, Dawn of the Dead releases a precedent for zombie movies.