Reviews Review: Day of the Dead: Bloodline Doesn’t Really Help Sell the Idea of a Zombie Apocalypse Published 9 months 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 Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD11 hours ago Peter Jackson Confirms that ‘Bad Taste’, ‘Braindead’, and ‘Meet the Feebles’ Will Get 4K Restorations on Blu-Ray Blu-Ray & DVD1 day ago ‘Halloween’ 2018 is Now Available to Pre-Order on 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray! News1 day ago Watch Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in First Teaser Clip from “The Goldbergs” Reviews2 days ago Review: ‘Halloween’ (2018) Delivers on its Promise to Make Michael Myers Scary Again! News4 days ago Official ‘Death House’ Trailer, Bloody Imagery, and Poster Awakens Hell Blu-Ray & DVD11 hours ago Peter Jackson Confirms that ‘Bad Taste’, ‘Braindead’, and ‘Meet the Feebles’ Will Get 4K Restorations on Blu-Ray News3 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel News2 weeks ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ News3 weeks ago New Video Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!