Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead ★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

The best zombie movie since Romero decided to pick up a camera.

Army of the Dead doesn’t feel like an average zombie flick with average characters who get killed off in forgettable ways. It’s the complete opposite. Every character has their moral highs and lows, are introduced fairly well and by the hour mark you have a distinct feel for which characters you love and which you hate. Snyder crafts a perfect post apocalyptic Las Vegas and just nails it on the head. Zombie Tiger? Count me in. I also love how they put a twist on the average zombie-virus-outbreak scheme, having it come from a (possible) extraterrestrial source. It makes for a way more interesting premise than most of the shit we’ve gotten in the past 20 years out of this genre. Who would’ve thought that Zack Snyder would make 2 of the best films of the year, let alone one of the best social commentaries in recent memory? Not me, but here we are. 

“You should just be happy that this is essentially a government funded health care solution that will put an end to all of this.”

“Come on. Sean. You know they’re not infected. If they were, they’d be zombies already. They’re political prisoners, just people the government doesn’t want on the streets. You know as well as I do, if you have questionable immigration status, advocate for gay rights and abortion, the next thing you know they have a temperature gun at your head or dragging you out of your house or your car under the guise of public safety.”

Snyder, you sly dog...middle fingers to politics.

P.S., this is only the second best movie about a bunch of zombies running around Las Vegas, after Showgirls.

EDIT: Guess I was too high watching this to even notice the blurry cinematography everybody’s complaining about. Oh well, probably better off for me😂

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