Probably used to be a music video director. That's just a guess.
Dawn of the Dead (2004) -- If you're looking for a "point" in remaking Romero's movie (arguably the best of the series), you won't find one, other than populating it with more attractive actors. However, pointlessness aside, this is still a fun movie to watch and not a disappointment to fans of the zombie genre. When the action is fast and furious, Zack Snyder does a good job, but often his direction looks downright stupid (like when he attaches the camera to the back of a car and gets the dumbest-looking effect ever). Also, don't expect anything much interesting in terms of story (you should probably ignore the "ending" during the credits) and of course there's nothing intelligent like in all of Romero's zombie movies. For some popcorn zombie fun, though, this'll do nicely.
300 (2007) -- I would probably hate this movie, rather than simply dislike it, if I had to sit through the whole thing. I fast-forwarded through most of it. The entire thing looks ridiculous, like cut-scenes from a videogame, with even worse acting. The plot, such as it is, is basically a brainless pro-war message--one that eerily mirrors the dickheadedness of America and its current war, screaming at the top of its lungs about "freedom" while having nothing of substance to say or any real arguments to back it up. Just an excuse to blow off some violent steam, I suppose.
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