(Theatrical Romero cut, with regrettably little Goblin. My bad.)
Watching this in 2020, it really feels uncomfortably prescient, especially in the early scenes: we see a dysfunctional and willfully unhelpful news media, white supremacist police violence, and state ineptitude in the face of a viral pandemic.
But, given sufficient context, I think that what many of us have been learning as we mature in the 21st century is that a lot of the problems that overwhelm us daily have deep roots and/or didn't go away just because they were easier to hide for a while. It's therefore not so unbelievable that these uncomfortable themes were thinkable both then and now.
It becomes clear, then, that Dawn of the Dead deserves…