Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead ★★★★

It wasn’t until I sat down in the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles  waiting for the movie to start when I realized I knew nothing about Army of the Dead. I hadn’t watched the trailer, something I typically don’t do anymore since trailers often times show too much. And I didn’t really look up the plot or details of the movie. I’d occasionally see screenshots from the trailer on film Twitter, so I knew there was a zombie Tiger but that was about it. My viewing experience felt so much fresher this way, not really knowing what to expect. 

A guy getting road head turns explosive when he crashes into an army truck carrying an unknown government property specimen that turns out to be a zombie, the zombie runs loose and infects Las Vegas. The zombies become contained within a perimeter around the Vegas strip. Years go by and Dave Bautista and a group of trained professionals have to go into ground zero, in the strip of Vegas which is infested with flesh eating zombies, to retrieve $200 million from a safe before Vegas gets Nuked. 

I had a lot of fun watching this one. I feel like this was meant to be watched on the big screen with an audience, cuz it felt a lot more fun that way Zach Snyder did one hell of a job with this one. It’s nearly 2 1/2 hours but I was really entertained the entire movie. There were moments of predictability and parts that felt a little slow, but the parts that were slow helped with character arcs. And the last 40 minutes become a tense, unpredictable feast. It was a real thrill to watch!

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