The Best Movie Remakes of All Time
The Remake – Dawn of the Dead (2004) – Rotten Tomatoes rating – 75%
The Original – Dawn of the Dead (1978) -Rotten Tomatoes rating – 95%
The original Dawn of the Dead was directed by George A. Romero and starred David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, and Gaylen Ross. The 1978 film received positive reviews and is on several movie classic lists.
The 2004 remake, Dawn of the Dead, is considered a “re-imagining” of the Romero directed flick, and starred Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, and Mekhi Phifer. The remake was considered faster paced than the original while dealing with a more advanced batch of undead zombies.
The remake received positive reviews and also performed well at the box office. The film is one of just a few zombie movies to eclipse the $100M at the International Box office (Wikipedia).