Re: Dead series
I actually saw the remake before the original and that made it even worse, I think. The remake struck me as pretty stupid and just not very well made in general. The characters were anything but compelling, especially the stupid relationship between Mekhi Phifer and his Russian girlfriend. I could have really done without that.
The ending of the remake was about its only saving grace. The scene where they were in the armored cars was pretty hardcore, especially when that one guy caught a chainsaw in the face. And the final scene, with the two survivors finding more zombies, I liked that.
But the original was far superior. Even though the special effects are hideously outdated by now, the characters were much better. It didn't rely as much on horror/grossout type stuff, so the special effects didn't make so much of a difference. And even though the ending of the remake was its best part, the ending of the original trumped it. I loved the way it played out.
OPS is all that matters.
Batting average is the bane of my existence.