I have to admit from the off that I've never been a huge fan of the Romero original. I'm a big fan of horror films but it just doesn't capture the little voice in my head that says "Shoot it in the head, chop off it's head, destroy the brain..."
I'm also wary of remaking films as I've seen plenty of awful ones and only a handful that can sit alongside the original with any dignity.
After all that I'll say that I think this is a great, balls-to-the-wall horror film. Not really scary, more of an action film really. It has "fast" zombies, which I like as a nastier alternative to the traditional slow variety. Plenty of stuff for gun fetishists as well. There are sooo many close-ups of gun barrels and bullet casings falling to the floor that it sometimes feels like an ad for the NRA.
Good cast, worthy of mention are Ving Rhames and Sarah Polley.
As a 2 discer the extras are a slight. The commentary is ok but I would have liked one of those 2 hour monster documentaries covering every aspect from writing to release. Zack Snyder (the director) has since gone on to 300 and is now in the midst of filming the greatest comic to ever be written, Watchmen, so fingers crossed he doesn't **** it up.