The Death of Captain Rhodes
His mind willing, but his bowels threatening to evacuate, Payne cautiously approached the punch bag. Sweat drenched palms reached out and steadied the thing, it was heavy, even for a heavy bag. There was something solid in there too and he pressed and squeezed to try and determine what it was. Probing deeper his thumb caught something sharp and his hand quickly withdrew from the shock. In retaliation he lashed out as hard as he could and the bag ruptured upon impact, spewing its wet contents onto the floor like postnatal livestock expelling the afterbirth. Terror struck, Payne then slipped and fell back onto his behind while Jason Reeve’s mashed remains continued to splatter on the ground, splashing flecks of blood back at him.
Excerpt from Disturbing Events
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Yes, “sacrilege” maybe, but I just found this version to be superior in so many ways. For a start the characters, there are much more of them and they’re far more interesting, likable, hatable, funny, quirky, sympathetic and layered. The Zombies are now fast (following the trend set by 28 days later) which provides much more intense chase and action sequences. The dialogue is memorable ” You can take your ass over to the Quality Inn if it’s still there, Shaq! ” the music is excellent - Jim Carroll’s “People who died”, Johnny Cash’s “The man comes around”, The Stereophonics “Have a nice day”, Richard Cheese doing Disturbed’s “the sickness”, the Disturbed doing the Disturbed’s “The sickness”, and most importantly the central message of the original remains intact. By far Zack Snyder’s best film.