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Texas Chainsaw Massacre Advertisement You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.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=oNZEMdODcq4 Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News20 hours ago ‘The Young Cannibals’ Trailer and Poster Summons an Unrelenting Supernatural Creature News2 days ago Chucky Plays a Game With Andy in New ‘Child’s Play’ Image News2 days ago NECA Shares Photo Gallery for Their New Roy Burns Action Figure from ‘A New Beginning’ News3 days ago Chucky Carves Up the Easter Bunny in New ‘Child’s Play’ Teaser Art Editorials3 days ago 10 Goriest Horror Movies You Need to See From the Last Three Decades News3 weeks ago Halloween Movies Digs Deep and Finds the Long Lost “Dr. Death” Opening to ‘Halloween 5’! News3 weeks ago Jamie Lee Curtis Might Be Ready for Another ‘Halloween’ and Wants Micheal Myers to Return News4 weeks ago Blumhouse Productions is Producing ‘The Craft’ Reboot, Shooting This July! News3 weeks ago [Photo] ‘Jason Lives’ Icon CJ Graham Returns in Fan Film ‘Friday the 13th: Vengeance’ News4 weeks ago David Howard Thornton Says ‘Terrifier 2’ is Going to Be “Bigger and Crazier” News20 hours ago ‘The Young Cannibals’ Trailer and Poster Summons an Unrelenting Supernatural Creature News6 days ago [Trailer] Hear Chucky Speak in Lars Klevberg’s ‘Child’s Play’ Remake Video Games1 week ago [Video] We Play and Review Indie Horror Game ‘The Padre’ from Shotgun With Glitters News1 week ago [Trailer] Memorial Documentary on Jason Voorhees Actor Steve Dash to Debut on YouTube News2 weeks ago [Trailer] ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Documentary Explores Alvin Schwartz’ Book Series Advertisement Trending Editorials3 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! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years 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! 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!