Reviews Review: Day of the Dead: Bloodline Doesn’t Really Help Sell the Idea of a Zombie Apocalypse Published 1 year ago on January 11, 2018 By Gareth Paterson Share Tweet Ten years ago we got a remake of Romero’s 1985 classic. Now we have yet another retread of the story of a group of scientists and soldiers surviving in an underground bunker in a world overrun by zombies. The premise is promising but it’s hard to distance this film from the superior original. Zack Snyder did a great job of creating a masterful remake with 2004’s Dawn of the Dead. He managed to capture lightning in a bottle. 2008’s remake of Day of the Dead was less successful. Will this second attempt at a Day reboot be yet another pointless, inferior imitation? It’s certainly competently made from a technical standpoint. The score is compelling, the cinematography professionally shot and lit and despite some dubbing issues the sound design is impressively well layered. It has a glossy, clean feel and clearly choreographed anarchy which doesn’t really help sell the idea of a zombie apocalypse. The glossiness takes away from any visceral impact and makes the film feel bloodless. The over reliance on CGI is unfortunate considering the charm of Romero’s original came from its impressive practical effects. Also lacking in this remake are any likeable characters. The tension of the original relied on the conflict between scientists and soldiers trapped together underground. Bloodline doesn’t have any conflict because there’s no one worth caring about. The acting is poor and uncharismatic, the decisions the characters make are idiotic, the dialogue is mostly clichéd army jargon. Where’s the guts of the original? Where’s the sickening medical tone and claustrophobic atmosphere? Why should I care about these characters? Why am I bored and why didn’t this movie end sooner? Day of the Dead: Bloodline should be a lesson to all filmmakers that to make a great remake you need to build on what made the original great. There are better remakes and certainly better zombie movies than this one out there. Related Topics: Up Next Review: Lionsgate’s ‘Jigsaw’ is One of the Best ‘Saw’ Sequels in Years Don't Miss Review: Black Mirror: Metalhead is Reminiscent of Psycho and Texas Chainsaw Massacre Advertisement You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News12 hours ago Grey Matter Presents Epic ‘The Exorcist’ Limited Edition Print by Artist Sara Deck News14 hours ago Nick Castle is More Than Happy to Play Michael Myers in Next ‘Halloween’ Sequel Blu-Ray & DVD5 days ago Sam Raimi’s Twisted Splatstick Sequel ‘Evil Dead 2’ is Getting a 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray Blu-Ray & DVD5 days ago Scream Factory Shares Bonus Feature Details for ‘Willard’ Blu-Ray News5 days ago ‘Halloween’ Producer Ryan Turek “Would Love” to Work on Next ‘Friday the 13th’ Movie News2 weeks ago Michael Myers Watches Allyson as She Encounters a Hanging Dog in Haunting Deleted Scene Blu-Ray & DVD2 weeks ago Tom Holland’s ‘Fright Night’ Gets an Unlimited US Blu-Ray Release from Sony News3 weeks ago Deleted Scene from ‘Halloween’ Reveals What Happened to Cameron Blu-Ray & DVD6 days ago Pet Sematary Getting 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray News4 weeks ago New Line’s ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Reimagining is Still Happening News6 days ago (Video) Breaking: ‘Ghostbusters 3’ Coming in (2020) Teases Return of the Classic Ecto-1 News7 days ago Horror Short ‘Knock Knock Knock Knock’ Homages Dario Argento, Mario Bava and Lucio Fulci News2 weeks ago Michael Myers Watches Allyson as She Encounters a Hanging Dog in Haunting Deleted Scene News3 weeks ago Jackson Robert Scott is Possessed by an Evil Entity in the New Trailer for ‘The Prodigy’ News3 weeks ago Official Trailer for ‘Blood Bound’ Plays With Dark Magic Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!