Bad Day to be a Zombie?

Day of the Dead remake trailer onlineAll right, now I feel better. I was initially opposed to the idea of a Day of the Dead remake for all the obvious reasons, but I was willing to give it the benefit of the doubt until I actually saw something from it. Now I have, and can comfortably go back to being against it again.

Head on over to the films page on the Nu Image website to check out the first trailer for Steve Miner’s Day of the Dead “remake”, which looks like it took the title and the milatry involvment and ran with it, paying little to no attention to what the original film was about. Instead of a study of human interaction and communication breakdown among the lone survivors of a zombie apocalypse, we have an action movie that looks akin to something you’d see on the Sci Fi Channel on Saturday at 7pm.

Check it out, see if I’m wrong. I wanted to like it, I really did, but this trailer is not doing anything to strengthen the case for the remake at all. “It’s a bad day to be a zombie”, as the last line of the trailer quips. Perhaps in actuality it’s a bad day to be a zombie fan…

Johnny Butane

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