DeMas’s review published on Letterboxd:
Back in 2004, Zack Snyder made his directorial debut with the remake of Dawn of the Dead. Since then Snyder has been busy with the superhero genre and gained a huge fan base in the process. I’ve always loved his version of Dawn of the Dead as it is the film that got me into the zombie genre. So now he returns with his latest zombie flick, Army of the Dead. What always worried me was the fact that it was for Netflix and that Netflix movies always tend to feel non-cinematic and sloppy. Luckily I was able to see this movie in Cinemark XD and it was absolutely amazing. This is an extremely unique zombie film. It’s a zombie heist film set in Las Vegas. What’s not to love about this? It has action, gore, humor, and even a zombie tiger! Its main antagonist is a zombie leading his pack within the walls of Vegas. The leader of the zombies reminded me of the one from I Am Legend. It’s interesting to see the zombie genre expand and finally give us something new. Rather than an apocalypse breaking out, it’s all primarily in the city of Vegas with the city being completely shut off from the rest of the country. This movie was a ton of fun and definitely one of the best within the genre. It’s nice to finally see a refreshing new take on a genre that seemed to be decaying no thanks to the ever expanding Walking Dead universe. Zack Snyder has proven himself once again with this film. You’ll be laughing, you’ll be on the edge of your seat, and you’ll even be shocked as to what happens on screen. While this is definitely a movie that should be seen on the big screen, you’ll unfortunately have to wait until Friday when it’s made available on your home tv. This is a must watch for zombie fans.