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pitchin
10-23-2006, 05:29 PM
Oh dear!!!.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObYs3q4ix2o

note to director: DAY OF THE DEAD

DetroitSportsFan
10-23-2006, 05:45 PM
It's got a "Direct To Video" feel to it.

hairlesswookiee
10-23-2006, 05:48 PM
i agree it looks very bad. and it reminds me of house of the dead 2... in fact it looks almost exactly the same.

Jmlsuperman
10-23-2006, 06:12 PM
The only thing Steve Miner (The Director) ever gave this world of any coolness was Jason's Mask in Part 3.

Anton Phibes
10-23-2006, 07:00 PM
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ:sleep :sleep

Anton Phibes
10-23-2006, 07:03 PM
The only thing Steve Miner (The Director) ever gave this world of any coolness was Jason's Mask in Part 3.


Didnt he have something to do with H20? I kinda liked that one. Nice nods to Psycho and Scream, Janet Leigh's last movie(?), nice locations and soundtrack by John Ottman, and Michael finally got whacked. At least until the crapalicious part 8. Or did I dream he was involved in that flick? Could've been a dream as I am not that up on Modern Horror. Older than dirt, *AHEM*, I mean, CLASSIC, Horrors are my speciality.:D

DouglasMcc
10-23-2006, 07:04 PM
I am sorry, but it is way too early for you people to start trashing this movie. That trailer was not that bad. In fact, I would bet anyone that if you saw that trailer and the title was something other than Day of the Dead, you would have a much more positive opinion (well, minus Nic Cannon ... but maybe he gets gobbled early :D ). The same thing happened with Dawn of the Dead ... it was a great movie with a horrible choice for title... because, no matter how good a movie it was, it was going to get sh#t on by the fans of the original.

Now, this could end up being horrible. But don't let your anger toward "remakes" and a general distain for Romero remakes in particular cloud your judgement. Give it a chance to sink or swim ... hell, just ignore the title and pretend its a new zombie film .. it probably is anyway.

P.S. And to the guy who compared it to a Uwe Bolle movie ... shame on you. It took that man years to culture and develop that level of sucki-tude. Show the man some respect... :monkey3

DouglasMcc
10-23-2006, 07:20 PM
The only thing Steve Miner (The Director) ever gave this world of any coolness was Jason's Mask in Part 3.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0591171/

Sorry, Miner might not be the next Coppolla or Speilberg, but he has made some very entertaining flicks:

Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
.. aka Friday the 13th Part 3 (USA: video title)
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

So... he pretty much introduces us to Jason ... but that's not big deal I guess :rolleyes:

House (1986)

Sorry, I loved the House movies as a child ... and I still do to this day. Great horror comedy in my opinion.

"The Wonder Years" (1988) TV Series (multiple episodes)

Okay, different kind of directing ... but still one of the defining shows of my childhood.

# Forever Young (1992)

Sure, Mel is one step removed from the Hitler Youth Brigade in the media today ... but I really enjoyed this movie. Not a classics by any means, but good for what it set out to do.

"The Practice" (1997) TV Series (multiple episodes)

One of the best law shows in recent memory ... and also lead to the creation of one of my current loves - Boston Legal

# "Dawson's Creek" (1998) TV Series

Ahhhh...... well, we all make bad decisions every now and then :monkey1

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

Great horror film ... and how the series REALLY ended in my mind ... oh God ... the horror that is Busta Rhymes beating up on one of our horror icons ... Laurie Strode reduced to a Drew Barrymore kill ... make the bad memories go away mommy :monkey2

Lake Placid (1999)

No classic ... but still one of my guilty pleasures

"Karen Sisco" (2003)

A great recent TV show that died due to idiots owning all the Neilson's boxes.


So, as I said, Miner has made some good films ... many of them in the horror genre. So, give him the benefit of the doubt and don't hold the title against him.

pitchin
10-23-2006, 07:20 PM
I am sorry, but it is way too early for you people to start trashing this movie. That trailer was not that bad. In fact, I would bet anyone that if you saw that trailer and the title was something other than Day of the Dead, you would have a much more positive opinion (well, minus Nic Cannon ... but maybe he gets gobbled early :D ). The same thing happened with Dawn of the Dead ... it was a great movie with a horrible choice for title... because, no matter how good a movie it was, it was going to get sh#t on by the fans of the original.

Now, this could end up being horrible. But don't let your anger toward "remakes" and a general distain for Romero remakes in particular cloud your judgement. Give it a chance to sink or swim ... hell, just ignore the title and pretend its a new zombie film .. it probably is anyway.

P.S. And to the guy who compared it to a Uwe Bolle movie ... shame on you. It took that man years to culture and develop that level of sucki-tude. Show the man some respect... :monkey3


sorry but the fact that it's called day of the dead yet judging by the trailer 70% is at night is enough for me

DouglasMcc
10-23-2006, 07:29 PM
sorry but the fact that it's called day of the dead yet judging by the trailer 70% is at night is enough for me

Fine...

Prove to me that every single Friday the 13th film occurred on a Friday the 13th.

Did any of the Halloween movies other than 1,2, and H2O actually occur on Halloween?

Night of the Living Dead began and ended during the day.

Dawn of the Dead had a large number of night scenes.

Also, unless the movie is 3 minutes long, you haven't seen enough from 2 minutes of footage to determine the majority of the film takes place at night ... not denying it could, but there is no rational way to prove it at this point.

pitchin
10-23-2006, 07:31 PM
Fine...

Prove to me that every single Friday the 13th film occurred on a Friday the 13th.

Did any of the Halloween movies other than 1,2, and H2O actually occur on Halloween?

Night of the Living Dead began and ended during the day.

Dawn of the Dead had a large number of night scenes.

Also, unless the movie is 3 minutes long, you haven't seen enough from 2 minutes of footage to determine the majority of the film takes place at night ... not denying it could, but there is no rational way to prove it at this point.

are you connected with this film in anyway?

DouglasMcc
10-23-2006, 07:40 PM
are you connected with this film in anyway?

Wow... I normally only get the "conspiracy" angle from the pre-teens that frequent places like Gamefaqs and Ain't It Cool News. But, I will play along. SURE, I am the advertising manager for this film. I go to all the website on the internet and plant information. But I need to call the studio... my checks aren't being sent to the right house. I could really use a nicer car and more money to buy Sideshow stuff.... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

P.S. With all the hatred you seem to be showing towards 2 MINUTES of film ... might I ask if you are connected to another competing zombie film? j/k :monkey5

pitchin
10-23-2006, 07:45 PM
Wow... I normally only get the "conspiracy" angle from the pre-teens that frequent places like Gamefaqs and Ain't It Cool News. But, I will play along. SURE, I am the advertising manager for this film. I go to all the website on the internet and plant information. But I need to call the studio... my checks aren't being sent to the right house. I could really use a nicer car and more money to buy Sideshow stuff.... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

P.S. With all the hatred you seem to be showing towards 2 MINUTES of film ... might I ask if you are connected to another competing zombie film? j/k :monkey5


I'm bored of this ...I have better things to talk about

DouglasMcc
10-23-2006, 07:51 PM
I'm bored of this ...I have better things to talk about

Right then ... but I see it was important enough to get in the last word.


P.S. I get the hypocrisy of accusing you of wanting the last word ... but, hey, that's half the fun of forum chat :lol

But seriously, I would love to hear back when you actually have a chance to see enough of the film to make an intelligent (okay, don't mean that in a mean way) review of the film.

PosterBoyKelly
10-23-2006, 07:52 PM
Remakes suck. Sorry.

DouglasMcc
10-23-2006, 08:13 PM
Remakes suck. Sorry.

While that's true in many cases, lets not forget:

The Wizard of Oz (1939) - Movie trivia time ... it WAS a remake of an older film.

The Thing (1982)

Scarface (1983)

The Fly (1986)

Evil Dead 2 (1987) - Sorry, ignoring the minor changes to the story ... this was, is, and will forever be, a higher budget remake of Evil Dead 1.

Cape Fear (1991)

Meet Joe Black (1998)

The Thomas Crowne Affaire (1999)

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Lord of the Rings (2001) - okay, this one is cheating, but Peter Jackson's masterpieces were better than the cartoon version :rotfl

Ocean's Eleven (2001) - I will take Pitt and Crew over the Rat Pack .. oh, blasphemy :lol

The Ring (2002)

Solaris (2002)

The Italian Job (2003)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

King Kong (2005) - More heresy I know, but I prefer the new version .. even if Jack Black does annoy the hell out of me with his role.

The Longest Yard (2005)



Okay, I could keep going, but you probably stopped reading by now. But all of those remakes were at least as entertaining as their original (and some were better). So, being a remake, doesn't guarrantee a crappy movie ... it may drop the film off at Crap U ... but not every one attends classes :lol

Batty
10-23-2006, 08:25 PM
Are you connected with this film in any... Never mind, someone already asked. :lol

DouglasMcc
10-23-2006, 08:32 PM
Are you connected with this film in any... Never mind, someone already asked. :lol

Well, not to the Day of the Dead remake. However, there is an old family wives-tales that one of my uncles was conceived on the set of Wizard of Oz ... and I have to admit he's rather short for males in my family ... hmmmm

:rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl

Batty
10-23-2006, 08:45 PM
Well, not to the Day of the Dead remake. However, there is an old family wives-tales that one of my uncles was conceived on the set of Wizard of Oz ... and I have to admit he's rather short for males in my family ... hmmmm


:rotfl :rotfl :rotfl

King Darkness
10-23-2006, 09:14 PM
Wow. that looks bad!

EVILFACE
10-23-2006, 09:15 PM
Looks more like a remake of Romeros The Crazies instead of Day of the Dead.

hairlesswookiee
10-23-2006, 09:22 PM
im not trying to bash it (im a huge fan of dawn of the dead remake) but this trailer does make the movie look bad.. they should've spent a little more time on it. and only a couple of the remakes listed earlier are worth watching twice.:D i dont want to start a debate or pissing match... but most of those movies should've been something entirely on their own as most remakes should.

DouglasMcc
10-23-2006, 09:33 PM
im not trying to bash it (im a huge fan of dawn of the dead remake) but this trailer does make the movie look bad.. they should've spent a little more time on it. and only a couple of the remakes listed earlier are worth watching twice.:D i dont want to start a debate or pissing match... but most of those movies should've been something entirely on their own as most remakes should.

I also will not get into a pissing match .. I admit up front, many remakes fail to recapture the magic of the old, or introduce enough new to warrant their existence. But I couldn't disagree with you more vehemently about the movies I listed "not worth watching twice." Hell, other than 2 or 3 I added for filler :lol , I own 12 on DVD and have watched them more than twice. To say classics such as The Thing, The Fly, Scarface, Evil Dead 2, etc. aren't worth watching twice is just silly.

DouglasMcc
10-23-2006, 09:39 PM
... but most of those movies should've been something entirely on their own as most remakes should.

And that sums up the opinion of most of the posters to this thread ... its not the original Day of the Dead, so it must suck. Well, I am willing to give a movie a chance ... just because some suit named it after a famous movie in hopes of cashing in ... doesn't mean the movie can't be good. Hell, half my house is covered in various Star Wars posters, statues, figures, etc. But if another sci fi movie was to come out named Star Wars, I would give it a chance to be a good movie before decrying it awful. However, I doubt George's lawyers would be so kind :lol


P.S. And if you thought about typing a smart comment about the Special Editions ... well, a couple hundred people over the last 10 years have already beat ya to it... try to be original next time :rotfl

PosterBoyKelly
10-24-2006, 04:51 AM
While that's true in many cases, lets not forget:

The Wizard of Oz (1939) - Movie trivia time ... it WAS a remake of an older film.

The Thing (1982)

Scarface (1983)

The Fly (1986)

Evil Dead 2 (1987) - Sorry, ignoring the minor changes to the story ... this was, is, and will forever be, a higher budget remake of Evil Dead 1.

Cape Fear (1991)

Meet Joe Black (1998)

The Thomas Crowne Affaire (1999)

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Lord of the Rings (2001) - okay, this one is cheating, but Peter Jackson's masterpieces were better than the cartoon version :rotfl

Ocean's Eleven (2001) - I will take Pitt and Crew over the Rat Pack .. oh, blasphemy :lol

The Ring (2002)

Solaris (2002)

The Italian Job (2003)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

King Kong (2005) - More heresy I know, but I prefer the new version .. even if Jack Black does annoy the hell out of me with his role.

The Longest Yard (2005)



Okay, I could keep going, but you probably stopped reading by now. But all of those remakes were at least as entertaining as their original (and some were better). So, being a remake, doesn't guarrantee a crappy movie ... it may drop the film off at Crap U ... but not every one attends classes :lol


The Fly and The Thing are the only 2 there I agree that are better or as good. The rest suck. Remakes suck. But again, that's just me (especially Texas Chainsaw and the Ring, the originals are gods among movies, the remakes are Hollywood dribble, again jut me though.)

Bonehead15
10-24-2006, 07:23 AM
That looked pretty bad IMO.

Why did they even bother calling it Day of the Dead? It looks like it has nothing to do with the original Day of the Dead. The plot is completely different. Where's the military bunker? For the record, almost, if not all, of the original DOTD's outside scenes were filmed during the day.:monkey3


But all of those remakes were at least as entertaining as their original (and some were better). So, being a remake, doesn't guarrantee a crappy movie ... it may drop the film off at Crap U ... but not every one attends classes :lol

I disagree. That's just your opinion not fact.


Some of those movies were as entertaining as their originals but not all. Remember though, that's just my opinion. It's not a fact which is what you are basicly saying about your opinion.

The films you did mention at least kept the basic plot intact. This film shows no evidence that it relates to the original in any way.

BrianK
10-24-2006, 05:37 PM
I like the trailer but I do not see it as a remake. It has very few elements form the original. So I will see it on its own merits. Personally I love zombie movies and I do not expect them to be cinematic masterpeices. Give me some gore and some good chase scenes and I am happy.

DarkArtist81
10-24-2006, 06:00 PM
Did any of the Halloween movies other than 1,2, and H2O actually occur on Halloween?

.

Well, actually.... Yeah, all of them actually.... :lol

Not meant as an evil jab... just stating the truth.

But this trailer DOES look pretty bad IMO... The movie could turn out to be much better in the end, but so far not so much. But as always I reserve full judgement until I see the finished film.

My only concern is the "fast zombie" trend that has swept over the horror industry. NOLD and it's brethren were excellent movies with loads of suspense and pacing that work IMO.... And Resident Evil (the original game) proved to me that slow bumbling zombies could make me jump. AND that they could still be horrifying....

It's reasons like this that make me want to devote my life to making scary movies, if only to save the genre from being sullied over and over again. :D

DouglasMcc
10-24-2006, 06:18 PM
That looked pretty bad IMO.

Why did they even bother calling it Day of the Dead? It looks like it has nothing to do with the original Day of the Dead. The plot is completely different. Where's the military bunker? For the record, almost, if not all, of the original DOTD's outside scenes were filmed during the day.:monkey3



I disagree. That's just your opinion not fact.


Some of those movies were as entertaining as their originals but not all. Remember though, that's just my opinion. It's not a fact which is what you are basicly saying about your opinion.

The films you did mention at least kept the basic plot intact. This film shows no evidence that it relates to the original in any way.

I realize the above is just my opinion. Heck, this is an internet forum ... its full of 2 things: bullsh#t and opinions ... and sometimes its hard to tell the difference :D But I still think my opinion is a valid. Plus, the more I read the comments here, the more I see the same thing parroted: "It doesn't look anything like Day .. man it sucks." Well, consider 2 things: you have seen 2 minutes of what will more than likely be a 90 minute movie. That trailer was cut/produced by someone outside the film's inner circle .. someone in marketing probably. I have seen countless movies that looked nothing like they advertised. Just look at the recently released Man of the Year. Trailer painted it to be a happy feel good comedy. It was actually a rather thought provoking drama with comedic overtones. Whos to say the same thing isn't happening here? Who's to say the bunker isn't there (although that might be a stretch)? There really is no telling until we see the actual movie. And second, I think a lot of people have misconstrued my message. I admit upfront, this movie could easily suck. In fact, I am willing to say there is a good chance it will. However, all the comments I have seen so far amount to "well, it looks completely different from the original Day, so it sucks." That might not be the case. Just because some idiot in marketing named it that to cash in on Romero, doesn't mean it has to suck. That' my main point here.

DarkArtist81
10-24-2006, 06:43 PM
Well, if anything... I DO understand your opinion here and it's actually very warranted in this case. :D

I never judge a film by the trailer.... But it can make me feel scared about the movie, just not 100% for good or bad.... Not until I see the entire Atrocity....or Masterpeice... :lol

Still....this time I think it's the former and not the latter. But really I can't say for sure...

DouglasMcc
10-24-2006, 06:52 PM
Well, actually.... Yeah, all of them actually.... :lol

Not meant as an evil jab... just stating the truth.

But this trailer DOES look pretty bad IMO... The movie could turn out to be much better in the end, but so far not so much. But as always I reserve full judgement until I see the finished film.

My only concern is the "fast zombie" trend that has swept over the horror industry. NOLD and it's brethren were excellent movies with loads of suspense and pacing that work IMO.... And Resident Evil (the original game) proved to me that slow bumbling zombies could make me jump. AND that they could still be horrifying....

It's reasons like this that make me want to devote my life to making scary movies, if only to save the genre from being sullied over and over again. :D

Okay, I know I shouldn't question you ... especially with your avatar and all ... but I did some more research. 3 occured on Halloween (forgot about it because no Micheal) and that excrement of an extended Busta Rymes music video happened on Halloween. But I do not remember anything that connected 4 or the "Druid Slayer" 5 to occuring on Halloween. I could be wrong, but nothing sticks out in my mind.

From a realistic perspective (yeah, kind of stupid to call a Zombie chat realistic LOL), I think the movies/games should contain a mixture of slow and fast zombies. I see no reason why the recently dead shouldn't still be capable of running at normal human speed. There tendons and muscles haven't had time to atropy, and the rigor mortis could be counteracted to a large degree early on by the condition itself. However, the long dead (the grave diggers if you will) wouldn't be able to Jesse Owens sprint. There muscles and tendons should already be worm food to some degree depending on age.

The Dawn remake didn't upset me, because the majority of the zombies were people who died in the chaos ... recently dead. In fact, the only part that irritated me was the notion that Zombies wouldn't be interested in the dog, since it wasn't human. Sorry, an unthinking killing machine is going to see that live dog as a walking meat tray. But overall, I like the first remake.

P.S. That brings up a good question Ving Rhames was in the Dawn Remake. Now, he is appearing in the Day remake. Is it suppose to be the same character ... possible set before the Day remake? Because, if not, I think its stupid casting. Not because of his action ... he's an intense guy ... just shy of the likes of Sam Jackson and Larry Fishburne. But, many of the people who go to see this will be fans of the first remake. Won't it confuse/irritate them ... especially seeing as how its so recently in their minds. I do wish someone would clear that up.

DarkArtist81
10-24-2006, 07:26 PM
Well, actually... I just watched part 4 and am now watching 5 again... both occur on Halloween as well... but they don't factor into the story as much as in the other films. But it's kind of a mainstay for those films... they have to have Michael, the day has to be Halloween or the 30th.... and there must be a heroine to confront him.

Every film has done so... even H3....minus Myers and the heroine. :lol

If there is ANYTHING I know... it's Halloween...

Jeff A Simon
10-24-2006, 07:29 PM
Great, more Turbo Zombies. Thank you 28 Days.

I hope Ving is playing the same character before the events of the Dawn remake. When you watch the suturing scene, be aware that the nurse they used accidentally sewed the wound appliance to Mr. Rhame's arm during the filming of the scene. Talk about concentration!

It's gotta have Dr. Tongue and Bub, or it's not Day of the Dead!

JAS

BDboystoys
10-24-2006, 11:24 PM
Why do they mess with the originals! Leave them be! I dont need the same movie but updated for younger audience. I am just so sick to death of it, is it so hard to create new films from ones own mind? The studios practiacally live on remaking films. Maybe it'll be entertaining but I can just watch the original.
This isnt just about this film, Im just generally annoyed at all the crap that is churned out today, the majority remakes.
I'm not disputing there are some superb remakes but they are few and far between.
GUess we'lll see how it turns out.

Better not mess with Bub, he's too much of a zombie gem to screw up. Same with Flyboy, but he was safe.
DouglasMcc its just my opinion though.:cool:

TOE
10-24-2006, 11:45 PM
...just checked the trailer and I cannot wait for it to come out :devil Looks great, IMO.