Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead ★★½

As a batshit insane zombie flick, it's amusing. I just wish the emotional beats worked, because whenever Snyder tries to inject something substantial into the central concept, it drags the movie down. For better or for worse, I'll say that the man knows how to build up tension and stakes, it's just a terrible shame that once that tension was relieved and I was able to breathe for a little bit before we moved on to the next brain-splatter, I realized that I honestly couldn't give two shits about any of the characters.

So, to summarize: the movie's good when it's dumb, but that same poetic sense of grandeur that works within his DCEU just feels out of place here. But hey, it's fun, and I really do mean that! Wish I could've seen it in theaters.

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