History Film / DawnOfTheDead2004

24th Apr '16 7:30:13 AM lolface123
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* ItCanThink: It's heavily implied, if not outright confirmed, in one scene as when the zombies are chasing the survivors up the staircase, they stop and try to find a way around Kenneth, who's holding them at gunpoint. They only resume the charge when they find no alternate route.
3rd Apr '16 2:34:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The film is actually on the Idealistic end. While it does go to some very dark places, it still leans more towards an idealistic perspective. The survivors are brought together by the disaster - and anyone who betrays the group usually ends up as a victim. The morality of killing a ZombieInfectee is not glossed over and NoOneGetsLeftBehind comes into play - such as in the case of Andy and Nicole. The ending [[spoiler: at least before the credits roll]] is a somewhat positive one.
7th Jan '16 2:51:23 PM eroock
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* SecretStabWound: Andre the thug hid the fact that [[spoiler:his wife was zombie bitten.]]
29th Dec '15 6:13:06 PM The_Last_Brickman
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** In the beginning of the film, one of Ana's neighbors is shown standing in the middle of the street with a gun pointed at her [[spoiler:after narrowly escaping her infected husband]]. [[spoiler:Said neighbor gets run over by ''an ambulance'' before he can shoot her.]]
8th Dec '15 1:39:27 PM Mdumas43073
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* BarrierBurstingBlow: Ana's zombified husband Lewis does this through the bathroom door at one point.

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* BarrierBurstingBlow: BarrierBustingBlow: Ana's zombified husband Lewis does this through the bathroom door at one point.
8th Dec '15 1:39:09 PM Mdumas43073
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* BathroomBreakOut: How Ana initially escapes from her zombified husband Lewis.

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* BarrierBurstingBlow: Ana's zombified husband Lewis does this through the bathroom door at one point.
* BathroomBreakOut: How Ana initially escapes from her zombified husband Lewis.
28th Nov '15 12:03:27 PM morenohijazo
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* TheJaywalkingDead: Their heavily outfitted buses are surprisingly less effective.
25th Oct '15 4:40:01 AM TrollBrutal
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Steve]] for being a constant snarker to the end.

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Steve]] for being a cowardly, callous and constant snarker to the end.
14th Oct '15 5:49:55 PM fearlessnikki
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* GenderEqualEnsemble: [[spoiler: The ones that make it to the boat are two guys and two girls respectively]].



* AHouseDivided: Inverted. The characters start off at each other's throats but seem to grow closer as they spend more time in the mall. They're arguably FireForgedFriends by the end.



* {{Irony}}: A meta example with regards to the ending. [[spoiler: The original was supposed to end with the characters committing suicide out of hopelessness, but got changed to a more positive one during production. The remake was going to end with a positive ending but got changed to a more negative one due to test screening reactions]].



* LingerieScene: Monica models black lingerie for herself in a brief clip.



* TheMedic: Ana, which is a given since she is a nurse.

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* TheMedic: Ana, which is a given since she is a nurse. She's also a rare example of this being the protagonist too.


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* NeverMessWithGranny: Downplayed with Norma but she did answer a call to rescue a church full of survivors and drive them to the mall. She also dispatches [[spoiler: Andre and Luda, and despite getting shot first, lives just a little longer than Andre]].


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* NiceMeanAndInBetween: The security guards. Terry is Nice, Bart is Mean and CJ is In-Between.


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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The film is actually on the Idealistic end. While it does go to some very dark places, it still leans more towards an idealistic perspective. The survivors are brought together by the disaster - and anyone who betrays the group usually ends up as a victim. The morality of killing a ZombieInfectee is not glossed over and NoOneGetsLeftBehind comes into play - such as in the case of Andy and Nicole. The ending [[spoiler: at least before the credits roll]] is a somewhat positive one.


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* TheThreeFacesOfEve: Ana is the Wife - the sensible nurse, Nicole is the Child - the reckless teenager, and Monica is the Seductress - she's a MsFanservice and is the only woman seen having sex in the mall.
1st Sep '15 12:10:26 AM lolface123
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*RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain: Seems to be the only way of killing these zombies, although destroying the brain seems to be the only way as the group find a snarling severed head in a box on their escape boat.


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**Whose idea was it to let ''infected people'' into Fort Pastor? Even when it was annoyingly clear by that stage that bites turn people into zombies?
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