Well if you really want to be technical and basing all Zombie mythology on Romero’s rules, then the Dawn of the Dead breaks that simply because they are runners. I agree with @thingjob…it is really hard to make a choice. If I HAD to choose I am a huge fan of runners, cuz it simply makes it terrifying.
What we saw when the runners were made was an evolution in film. It changed the game. Making zombies into something new and fresh. Do I prefer runners to the original? I honestly can’t say yes or no. I’d prefer to deal with the slow moving ones given a choice but in a horror movies the victims are seldom given a choice.
Also considering the original was made by the great the great george romero
I’d say it followed the myth exactly. Considering it took place in the same setting as Night of the Living Dead. All the actors in it did a fantastic job.