I liked it better and here are my reasons: In a nutshell, it exceeded my expectations in terms of violence, blood, and gore. As well, it was shorter than the original and I loved the editing. Fast or slow moving zombies doesn't matter. I didn't grow up watching Day or Dawn. I saw a colorized version of NOTLD on tv when I was very young. Then, I skipped to Return of the Living Dead etc. Quite frankly, the video box for Dawn never looked too appealing to me so I just never rented it. The same video store did rent Demons and a lot of Fulci and such so there were always video boxes that appealed to me more in terms of gorey rentals. So, I am not too stuck on the original Dawn even though I do like it. I like shorter films which Dawn 2004 is. As well, less hokey music and hokey scenes with the zombies. If there was less of that in the orignal then I would have liked it more although grant it is far more gorier than the 2004 version. My stance also applies to the goofey likes of Brain Dead and Bad Taste. I am not questioning technique pertaining to any of these films. I just like more serious attempts at horror films even if they fail at trying to be serious. Also, I was going into the film thinking there was going to be no blood or gore.