What a silly silly short film. That doesn't make it bad though! This dedication to creativity and fun is just the sort of thing I like to see in movies. Turning the classic Aliens into a zombie flick seemed like a no brainer and countless Hollywood ripoffs have tried, but this is the closes we'll get to gold.
I think that if you showed this to someone who hadn't seen Aliens before, they wouldn't know it was a fanedit. That's how good the editing was. I can't imagine how much effort went into scene selection, recutting, and audio work. A very impressive edit from blueyoda.
The recut of Newt's last scene was very well done and brutal. One thing though: the audio probably should've cut out before Ripley said "they don't kill you, it's a lie". But that ending was great. I enjoyed this more than Aliens.
Dead Awake really starts to show some raw imagination and the first half works really well. There is some really great editing on show here, not all of it works but most does. The transition to the second action sequence, which is tinted red, is too abrupt but over-all this is a cracking FanEdit. The credits are great! 4 Stars